Mahindra Forays into ICV trucks with Mahindra Furio range
Mahindra Truck & Bus Division, a part of the Mahindra group forayed into Intermediate Commercial Vehicles (ICV) trucks segment with the unveiling of Mahindra Furio range of trucks at their state of the art manufacturing plant in Chakan, near Pune on Tuesday.
The company showcased 4 new trucks from the Mahindra Furio range, out of the total 21 models planned, a range which will offer different loading capacities & tonnage points starting from 7 Ton GVW. 2 more variants from Mahindra Furio range will be launched by the end of this year.
Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Vinod Sahay, CEO – Mahindra Truck and Bus and Construction Equipment Divisions, said, “Indian ICV customers have been longing for a truck which can deliver higher earnings, lower operating costs, better safety, improved ergonomics, a comfortable ride and most importantly a world-class ownership experience, as an ideal package. Our new FURIO range is built precisely around these elements and we are confident that it will soon be a preferred choice for ICV customers. At Mahindra Truck and Bus Division we have revamped our portfolio and offered assurances to our customers which in turn have enabled us to outpace the market growth. Going forward we are poised to redefine the way business is done in the ICV category and hope to have a significant share of that segment.”
Close to 500 Engineers, 180 suppliers, 17 lakh kilometers of testing and an investment of 600 crores has gone behind developing Mahindra Furio platform.
Modern next generation Cabin has been designed by the Italian Pininfarina (now a part of Mahindra group). The cabin has a host of utility features and as per company, the material used keeps the cabin cooler by upto 5 degree.
The new Mahindra Furio trucks are powered by the company’s lightweight, low friction MDI Tech engine with Fuel-Smart technology. It produces a max power of 140 HP and a max torque of 500 Nm. This engine offers high torque at low RPMs, leading to higher performance in both inter-city and intra-city traffic conditions.
Fuel-Smart technology with multi-drive mode switches enables the driver to vary the power output depending on vehicle load. This results in most optimum mileage at all loading conditions.
The new Mahindra Furio range aims to improve operating economies through higher fuel efficiency, low maintenance cost and higher payload.
With Mahindra Furio ICV range, Mahindra becomes a full range commercial vehicle manufacturer starting from 3 wheelers to right upto 49 Ton GCW tractor trailers. MTB (Mahindra Truck & Bus) was previously operating in LCV range with Loadking Jayo & Optimo trucks, and Mahindra Blazo range of HCV trucks, tippers & tractors. So, filling of the ICV range gap makes MTB a full range CV player from LCVs to HCVs.
Speaking at the occasion, Mahindra & Mahindra Managing Director, Dr. Pawan Goenka said, “The unveiling of the new Furio range of ICV trucks is a defining moment for our truck and bus business as we are set to enter a new orbit and become a full range commercial vehicle player. With Pininfarina inspired design, the Furio is set to be a game changer for us and perhaps for the industry, giving the new truck one of the safest, most ergonomic and comfortable cabins that will set new standards. I am confident that just like the Blazo HCV Series, the Furio range of ICVs will also set new benchmarks for performance, earnings and deliver better value to customers.”
Rajan Wadhera, President – Automotive Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra, said, “The Mahindra FURIO bears testimony to Mahindra’s capability of bringing the best to Indian customers, since it is based on meticulously gathered customer insights. The launch of the Furio comes closely on the heels of the successful introduction of Mahindra’s HCV range of trucks, the Blazo, which also resulted in substantial volume and market share growth for Mahindra. With the addition of this new range of ICVs, MTB will emerge as a complete trucking solutions provider in the Indian CV market.”
With an improving product portfolio, Mahindra Truck and Bus Division (MTBD) is simultaneously working on spreading its dealer network, with over 160 plus sales & service setups currently and adding rapidly.
Currently, the ICV segment is dominated by leading CV makers like :
- Eicher Trucks & Buses with its flagship models like Eicher Pro 1110 XP, Eicher Pro 1110, Eicher Pro 1114XP and Eicher Pro 3015