Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), one of the leaders in the small commercial vehicle segment in India, recently launched a sub-1 tonne load carrier called ‘Jeeto’ starting from Rs. 2.35 lakh (ex-showroom, Thane). This price is applicable for BSIII variant of the Jeeto, though Mahindra also offers the Jeeto in a BS IV variant.
This Jeeto is available three trim levels – S, L & X Series, 655cc motor will be offered in both, 11 bhp and 16 bhp states of tune,3 deck lengths of 1,630 mm (5.5 ft), 1,780 mm (6 ft) and 1,930 mm (6.5 ft) and with a choice of two payloads of 600 and 700 kgs. A total of 8 variants are on offer – the ‘S’ series (S6-11, S6-16), ‘L’ series (L6-11, L6-16, L7-11, L7-16) and ‘X’ series (X7-11, X7-16).
The Mahindra Jeeto range consists of 5 attractive colours -Diamond White, Sunrise Red, Mango Yellow, Ultramarine Blue and Premium Biege. The cabin of the Jeeto has a dual tone theme with bucket seats, seat belts, head restraints. Further gets flat bottomed steering wheel, 12V mobile charger, lockable glove box and provision for audio player.
Powering the Jeeto is a single-cylinder water-cooled m_Dura direct injection diesel 625 cc engine and can be had in two states of tune; either an 11 horsepower or 16 horsepower unit producing 38 Nm of torque mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox as standard. Mahindra claims that the Jeeto is capable of delivering 37.6 kmpl, which the company claims is “Best-in-Class”.
The Jeeto rides on 12-inch steel wheels shod with 145/80 R12 section tyres. It has a McPherson suspension at the front and a semi-trailing arm suspension at the rear. Stopping power is provided by disc and drum brakes at the front and rear respectively. Also standard is a warranty of 2 years or 40,000 km (whichever is earlier).
A sub-Maxximo load carrier to take on the popular Tata Zip, Mahindra Jeeto is manufactured at newly inaugurated extended facility at the company’s Zaheerabad plant in Telangana and ill also be exported to other markets like Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal. A passenger-variant of the Jeeto is also under development, and slowly the Gio will be withdrawn from the market.
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GALLERY: Mahindra Jeeto