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Old 6th January 2016, 18:01   #1
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Default Mahindra Imperio launched at Rs. 6.25 lakh (ex-Thane)

Mahindra has launched the Imperio pickup truck in India. The vehicle is available in single-cab and double-cab body styles.

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Variant-wise prices are as follows:

Imperio single-cab

SC (BS-III) - Rs. 6.25 lakh
SC (BS-IV) - Rs. 6.40 lakh
SC VX (BS-III) - Rs. 6.60 lakh
SC VX (BS-IV) - Rs. 6.75 lakh

Imperio double-cab

DC (BS-III) - Rs. 6.60 lakh
DC (BS-IV) - Rs. 6.75 lakh
DC VX (BS-III) - Rs. 7.12 lakh
DC VX (BS-IV) - Rs. 7.27 lakh

(BS-III prices are ex-showroom, Thane. BS-IV prices are ex-showroom, Mumbai)

High Points:
  • The Imperio is based on the 'Ingenio' platform. It is the fourth product on this platform after the Xylo, Quanto and Genio.
  • While the Genio will be replaced by the Imperio in India, it will continue to be exported.
  • The Imperio is powered by Mahindra's DI engine. It is a 2.5L, in-line four-cylinder diesel unit that makes 75 BHP @ 3,200 rpm and 220 Nm of torque @ 1,400 - 2,200 rpm. The vehicle's claimed top speed is 120 kph.
  • The claimed fuel economy is 13.55 kpl (as per VRDE certification).
  • The Imperio single-cab has a payload of 1,220 - 1,240 kg. The Imperio double-cab has a payload of 1,070 - 1,090 kg.
  • The Imperio is equipped with 'power' and 'eco' drive modes. The 'power' drive mode is meant to be used for driving with cargo, while 'eco' is meant to be used when the vehicle has no payload.
  • Colour options include 'lava red', 'verve blue' and 'arctic white'.
  • Mahindra is offering a 3-year / 1 lakh km warranty as standard.

Imperio single-cab exterior

The Imperio single-cab seen here in the 'lava red' shade:
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The front end looks rugged and has considerably better aesthetics than the Genio:
Mahindra Imperio launched at Rs. 6.25 lakh (ex-Thane)-3.jpg

Silver front grille inserts (VX trim only):
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Large air dam adds to the imposing look. Note the faux air vents on the sides, along with the reflector rings:
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Well-defined sections for the blinker, pilot lamp and headlamp bulbs:
Mahindra Imperio launched at Rs. 6.25 lakh (ex-Thane)-6.jpg

Flat, beefy bonnet:
Mahindra Imperio launched at Rs. 6.25 lakh (ex-Thane)-8.jpg

The Imperio uses the Genio's DI engine (with common rail technology) and produces the same power and torque figures i.e. 75 BHP and 220 Nm:
Mahindra Imperio launched at Rs. 6.25 lakh (ex-Thane)-9.jpg

A closer look at the engine cover:
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Under-bonnet insulation:
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Side profile is still very similar to the Genio:
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Air vent-like insert houses the blinker on the fender:
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225/75 R16 tyres. Genio had 215/70 R15 rubber:
Mahindra Imperio launched at Rs. 6.25 lakh (ex-Thane)-14.jpg

VX variant gets body-coloured wing mirrors:
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Black door handles:
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Metal side step feels sturdy and comes as standard on all variants:
Mahindra Imperio launched at Rs. 6.25 lakh (ex-Thane)-17.jpg

Rear end is the same as the Genio:
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Large loading bay in the single-cab variant. The Imperio single-cab has a payload of up to 1,240 kg:
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Metal latch that locks the tail gate in place:
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Spare wheel is placed underneath the loading bay. Ground clearance = 211 mm:
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Tow hook:
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Imperio single-cab interior

Interior layout is all too familiar. Black colour tone:
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Steering wheel is tilt-adjustable:
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Both occupants get adjustable headrests. Vinyl seat upholstery comes as standard, while vinyl + fabric upholstery is offered on the VX trim:
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VX trim gets a map pocket and bottle holder on the doors. Power windows aren't offered on the single-cab models:
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Headlamp leveller and power / eco drive mode selector are standard on all variants:
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Eco mode will be useful for when the vehicle is running empty (say, after making a delivery). The mode is claimed to offer efficiency gains of up to 7%:
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Illuminated key ring for the ignition is said to come as standard, but we only saw it in the double-cab variant:
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A look at the A-B-C pedals. You also get a dead pedal:
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Cabin lamp sits in between the sun-visors:
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VX trim get an air-conditioner with a 4-step blower:
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Floor console has multiple storage areas, including two cup-holders:
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5-speed manual gearbox has a familiar looking gear lever:
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A well-sized storage area above the glove-box. There's a fabric mat here too:
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Imperio double-cab

The double-cab seen here in the 'verve blue' shade:
Mahindra Imperio launched at Rs. 6.25 lakh (ex-Thane)-36.jpg

Body-coloured door handles would have been nice:
Mahindra Imperio launched at Rs. 6.25 lakh (ex-Thane)-37.jpg

The larger side-step of the double-cab:
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The double-cab has a smaller loading bay with a payload of up to 1,090 kg:
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Features like the telematics capability (to track your car), rear demister, 2-DIN music system with 4 speakers, key-less entry, central locking and follow-me-home headlights are exclusive to the double-cab VX variant:
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A closer look at the 2-DIN music system's head-unit:
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Power windows are available only on the double-cab VX trim. All four doors get them. The buttons are individually illuminated too
Mahindra Imperio launched at Rs. 6.25 lakh (ex-Thane)-51.jpg

Front seats are the same as the ones in the single-cab:
Mahindra Imperio launched at Rs. 6.25 lakh (ex-Thane)-44.jpg

Illuminated key-ring for the ignition is a nice touch:
Mahindra Imperio launched at Rs. 6.25 lakh (ex-Thane)-45.jpg

Instrument cluster has a simple layout. Digital MID displays the odometer reading, two trip meters and a trip AC meter (i.e. distance with the air-con running):
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Notice the empty space between the sun-visors?...
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...it's because the cabin lamp sits above the 2nd row of seats:
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Rear bench seat with fixed headrests:
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Floor console has a cup-holder and a 12V power socket:
Mahindra Imperio launched at Rs. 6.25 lakh (ex-Thane)-50.jpg

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Thread moved from the Assembly Line (The "Assembly Line" Forum section) to the Commercial Vehicles Section. Thanks for sharing!
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Side profile of a single cab looks more like a boat than a pick up truck.
Those two colors are very attractive.
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Thanks Tushar for the information.

The metal latch to lock the tail gate is still a crude way, wish they had provided a proper latching and locking mechanism. The high stop light should have been provided on the tail gate too, the one provided will be masked in case of load.
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The Scorpio based Getaway had a better looking Luggage Area. Not sure why cant they put it in here. Would have been a much better for the Dual Cab configuration
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High Points:[list][*]The Imperio is based on the 'Ingenio' platform. It is the fourth product on this platform after the Xylo, Quanto and Genio.
Wow! I had little idea that the ugly Xylo platform cars can be made to look this good.

Now having said that the Genio refresh with the old Logan headlamps and a black front-end was probably the best looking car in the platform.

If the Imperio's looks are carried over to the Quanto and the Xylo then they can easily become more popular than their competitors or atleast consistently enter the 4-digit sales figures.
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Looks good up front. Apart from that nothing is premium compared to TATA XENON. Loading bay on TATA Xenon crew cab seems better executed and looks more premium than this. A good move nonetheless, but looks pale in comparison with Xenon.
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Interior seems flimsy, not worth 6.75 lacs and can't be compared to TATA Xenon.
Rear end still appears like a 1970's model.

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The load bay though at a height, is flat, and that is a critical requirement for a vehicle in this category.

No logic in leaving out the reading lamp in front row, even though there is one in between the two rows.

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The Genio Pickup does have a sleeker rear bed but unfortunately its for Exports only!
  • Mhawk engine
  • air bags
  • 4x4
Mahindra-Genio+Genio-Plus-2015.pdf

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Can anyone shed some light on the tyre size. I feel its a bit small
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Can anyone shed some light on the tyre size. I feel its a bit small
Refer to the original post.
225/75 R16 tyres. Genio had 215/70 R15 rubber:
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The Imperio uses the Genio's DI engine and produces the same power and torque figures i.e. 75 BHP and 220 Nm:
Tushar ji, the engine isn't a DI but M2DICR (Common Rail) one. It is the same one being used in Bolero but in a better state of tune.
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