Mahindra has launched its first new vehicle in 2016, the Imperio pickup. The vehicle replaces the Genio in the company’s commercial vehicle line-up. Available in both single and dual cab versions, the Imperio is based on the same platform as the Quanto and the Xylo.
The styling – which Mahindra refers to as SUV-like – is miles ahead of what the Genio offered. It also gets a tilt-adjustable steering wheel, an air-conditioning system, and a two-DIN music system. Illuminated key hole, power windows, and keyless entry add to the feature list of the Imperio. ABS and airbags seem to be missing, though.
Powering the vehicle is a 2.5-litre direct injection diesel engine that makes 75 PS and 220 Nm of torque. The company claims a top speed of 120 kmph, while the fuel efficiency is rated at 13.55 kmpl. Also, the Imperio gets 16-inch wheels and boasts a ground clearance of 211 mm. To ensure the ownership remains trouble-free, Mahindra offers a 3 year, 1-lakh kilometre warranty on the vehicle.
Prices for the single cab version start at Rs 6.25 lakh for the BS-III version and Rs 6.40 lakh for the BS-IV variant, while the corresponding double cab version costs Rs 6.60 lakh and Rs 6.75 lakh respectively. The VX variant is pricier by 35k in case of the single cab version and Rs 52k in case of the dual cab version.