Although, the official launch date of the Mahindra Imperio pick-up is not yet announced but the deliveries have already commenced.
Here are the pictures of Mangalore’s first Mahindra Imperio pick-up delivered, although the owner visited the showroom to purchase the Mahindra Genio, he was convinced by the sales person to go ahead with the new Imperio. The owner is satisfied with the comfort and power of the new Imperio, he said it can bear a heavy load at ease without putting much load on the accelerator.
And like the Maxximo Plus, this new Imperio too features two modes – Power Mode and Eco Mode. When climbing-up a steep incline on a full-load switch on to Power Mode, this will utilise the entire power that the Imperio has to offer. When you don’t have the need for all that power, probably when going down an incline without any load switch on to Eco Mode. Using less power, the vehicle will deliver more mileage, so you save on fuel cost and earn more.
Surprisingly, there isn’t any ‘Imperio’ badge throughout the vehicle. This pick-up is designed to cater to the needs of small and medium businesses (SMEs) while offering style, performance and driving comfort. The Imperio has been conceptualized and developed in-house at Mahindra Research Valley, Chennai. It will be produced at the Mahindra’s manufacturing facility at Chakan Plant, Pune.
The company says the Imperio promises to provide a high-end product experience in its segment of small commercial vehicles. Targeting the Isuzu D-Max pickup, the Imperio is likely to carry over the 2.5-litre diesel engine from the current Genio, which spits-out 75 BHP of power and 220 Nm of torque, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Sadly, no micro hybrid start-stop system on offer as earlier expected.
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GALLERY: Mahindra Imperio pick-up