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Old 20th October 2011, 20:21   #16
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friends, find attached photoshopped conversion of maxximo minivan.
if anybody happen to see a modified maxximo, kindly post the snaps.
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Old 20th October 2011, 22:05   #17
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A very good review. However, usually this type of a vehicle is not for personal transportation. This alongwith the Magic is mostly a replacement for the erstwhile 3 wheeled Vikram and all for ferrying people between point to point.
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Sorry if I sound stupid but how's Maxximo better than Maruti Omni? Omni costs half which can cover fuel price difference (petrol vs diesel). I have sat in Omni many times and never in Maxximo but from pics, Omni looks more comfortable than Maxximo.
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Old 20th October 2011, 22:39   #19
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as i said in my previous thread i need to carry more passenger (which is not possible in omni) moreover seating comfort is good in maxximo when compare to omni, and when required i need to convert this maxximo to RV (a seperate seat design is in progress will let u know once completed) may be before this month end.
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A seven seater with out Ac and no provision for optional Ac. Noise is always there with Mahindra. The seats 3+3 are face to face and front seats are front facing.Face to face looking back side is inconvenient for a long journey. Further with out Ac we have to drive in the night time only.
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the seating arrangement will be one 3 sear front facing and two 2seats facing opposite (baby seat) the 2 - 2 seats will have accessibility from rear.
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A seven seater with out Ac and no provision for optional Ac. Noise is always there with Mahindra. The seats 3+3 are face to face and front seats are front facing.Face to face looking back side is inconvenient for a long journey. Further with out Ac we have to drive in the night time only.
Face to face sitting is good in family trips where you can freely discuss and move. We enjoyed one of our family tours of about 400 kms in a tata magic.
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After all the possibilities of this car,it is not a family car for long journey. It is worth to be a local taxis like Tata magic. May be we can use for School drop purpose for a big family.The face to face seats may be comfortable family going slowly stopping ever 100kms. Even in the train's chair car face journey has its own un comfort. So it fine for who can compromise or for short distance journey.
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In my opinion, there is a chance for the Mahindra Maxximo as a family vehicle if Mahindra immediately think of incorporating the following features :

1. A bigger engine with Option for AC.
2. Power Steering option.
3. Side door top sliding glass option.
4. Double folding rear seat to release luggage area.
5. A facelift to the front - Now it looks like a commercial makeup.
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Any news of the Maxximo being launched as a competitor to Venture with a proper hard top and basic comforts like A/C and P/S?
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Any news of the Maxximo being launched as a competitor to Venture with a proper hard top and basic comforts like A/C and P/S?
That should call for a new engine development. No idea about M&M investing in developing such a engine.
Since Tata had their Indica's engine they got into Venture.
The other contender is Dost - which already has the engine in hand and only body to be worked out. But this is also unlikely to come in near future as they are busy in bringing other products only.
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A low output version of the 3 cylinder planned for the Mini Xylo could be a possible contender.
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That should call for a new engine development. No idea about M&M investing in developing such a engine.
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Mahindra has two suitable engines for this purpose. The K9K verito engine and the 1.5 liter 3 cylinder engine developed for the 4 meter xylo. Bigger question is whether there is room for another small van in the market considering the fact that SAIC Wuling, Piaggio Porter etc are likely to be launched soon.
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The other contender is Dost - which already has the engine in hand and only body to be worked out. But this is also unlikely to come in near future as they are busy in bringing other products only.
That's the one am waiting for, passenger van version of the Dost, it's already good in pick up variant, can get only better if they launch van, but think they are focused on the rebadged Nissan Evalia/NV200/Stile right now before any launches.

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Piaggio Porter etc are likely to be launched soon.
Though old, a well engineered microvan, it's actually an old gen Daihatsu Hijet.
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Default Mahindra Maxximo New Variant VX Launched !!!

Mahindra launched a new variant of the Maxximo Mini Van in Gujarat. One of the major drawbacks of the existing maxximo mini van was the side doors. The side door was a half door with top tarpaulin sheet. This was making any personal belongings kept inside the car unsafe which was one of the reasons for making maxximo not suitable for personal buyers. The new variant VX comes with SLIDING DOORS ON BOTH SIDES which is a welcome change.
The following picture is taken from the welcome screen of the official website of Mahindra Maxximo. More details may be appearing in the website in the coming days.
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There are many articles appeared in many news papers which you can get if you search for "mahindra maxximo VX".
The features of the VX variant are :

UNIQUE STYLE
• Elegant body style with hard roof and easy-to-operate sliding doors
• Stylish looks with an attractive front grille
• Futuristic clear-lens wraparound headlights and classy taillights that up the style quotient
• Trendy dual-tone interiors and rexine-type roof liner for enhanced appeal
• Tastefully designed cluster panel with an integrated glove-box that adds to the aesthetics

UNMATCHED SPACE AND COMFORT
• Wide opening sliding doors on both sides for easy entry and exit
• Ergonomically designed, well-cushioned seats for a fatigue-free journey
• Generous headroom and legroom for making long trips pleasant
• Ample space to seat 8 passengers comfortably
• Maxximo Independent Front Suspension for a smooth, car-like ride
• Spacious luggage area

UNPARALLELED EARNINGS
• World’s first 2 cylinder C2 CRDe Diesel engine for a perfect balance of power and which gives a fuel economy of 18-20 kilometres per litre
• Top speed of 72kmph for quicker trips and faster earnings
• Class-leading mileage for more savings and lesser refueling stops

UNCOMPROMISING SAFETY
• Monocoque chassis, hard roof, closed body and a fixed-glass rear door for 360 degree safety
• Child locks on both sliding doors for added security
• Frontal crash structureand side-impact beams to minimise impact of collisions
• Strong body with high ground clearance to tackle all terrains with ease

The cost of the new variant is 3.7 Lakhs (BS3) and 3.8 Lakhs (BS4).

Mahindra is likely to improve maxximo sales with the VX variant. But, a variant with AC and Power Steering only can attract huge sales volumes.

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