Mahindra’s Truck and Bus Division (MTBD), a part of the Mahindra Group, unveiled the Furio, its brand new range of Intermediate Commercial Vehicles (ICVs) that will range from 6.5 tonnes to 16 tonnes. Furio marks the company’s entry into the ICV segment and is set to make Mahindra a full range commercial vehicle player.
Mahindra Furio is the culmination of focused efforts from more than 500 Mahindra engineers, 180 suppliers and an investment of Rs. 600 crores. The trucks will be made in the company’s facility in Chakan near Pune while the designing duties have been carried by Pininfarina and the trucks will offer safe, ergonomic and comfortable cabins.
At the heart of these trucks will be the MDI Tech engine,
with Fuel Smart technology. The engine promises to deliver higher fuel
efficiency while providing more power and requiring minimum maintenance. The
company claims to have thoroughly tested these trucks on Indian terrain with
over 17 lakh kilometers covered in total.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Pawan Goenka, Managing
Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. noted, “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.”
According to Vinod Sahay, CEO, Mahindra Truck and Bus and
Construction EquipmentDivisions, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., “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.”
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