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Old 5th January 2010, 19:10   #16
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I just hope that each one will be replacing a disgusting unstable and noisy 3 wheeled cargo auto contraptions
Couldnt agree more. With the rapid growth in the LCV segment, and the load capacity and power higher than the three wheeled versions, it would be such a pleasant change to see them replaced.
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Old 5th January 2010, 22:09   #17
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I'm not someone who posts too much on commercial vehicle threads but then one look at the Maxximo website

(MAHINDRA MAXXIMO), I can tell that the whole online game is coming of age. Auto companies are really taking some serious look at the medium that we're using to keep in touch and are putting in efforts to present a fairly high-tech site. Good stuff. keep it coming.

having said that, would also like to add that we've seen tech borrowed from cars into LCVs earlier right? Maxximo takes many steps in that direction by giving us disc brakes and CRDe engines and what not. Just wondering if that Load Sensing Pressure brakes thingy will find use in our cars some day. Remember how the Omni would drift under hard braking? Would tech like this, that is not only economic but also effective, help us all there. Brilliant stuff Team Mahindra, keep it coming.

Actually can't wait to load up the Maxximo and take it out for a lil spin. Would be fun.
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Mahindra seems to have declared war on Tata !
This one seems to be a very competent product and should expand that segment I think rather than eat into sales of Tata .
Forgive my limited knowledge about CV's but where would this leave the Gio ?
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Oh my god, mahindra guys should seriously do something about their "tooth grill" obsession. Now its getting unbearable. Scorpio (not that bad), xylo (terrible), gio (terrible), that navistar truck (terrible) and now this maximo (u guessed it right, terrible).
God help us all, but start with mahindra guys.
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Default Some more maxximo pics

Got some more pics of Maxximo. The "tooth grill" on this one does not look too imposing. Again I feel it is because Mahindra wants to assert its Macho, manly image.

Mahindra Maxximo, New LCV EDIT: Launched at Rs 2.79 lakh Ex Showroom Navi Mumbai-wallpaper_carriage_1440.jpg

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Default Mahindra Maxximo Interiors

Got hold of some more Maxximo pics. Interiors look pretty slick for a Mini-Truck Commercial Vehicle

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Mahindra seems to have declared war on Tata !
This one seems to be a very competent product and should expand that segment I think rather than eat into sales of Tata .
Forgive my limited knowledge about CV's but where would this leave the Gio ?
The Gio is in the 0.5 tonne category, should replace those 3 wheeled nuisances we see on the road.
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Default Frontal Crash test video

Mahindra has taken care of maintaining good safety standards for Maxximo.

The Maxximo meets stringent frontal crash impact norms (AIS 029, for N1 category of vehicles) with a frontal crash protector.

Check this video
http://www.dekhona.com/tech-it-video...-Maxximo-video
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the wheel base is shorter than the ace, i think. the interiors are fresh compared to the dull one in the ace.
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this is a historical day for smaller common rail diesel engines that are commercially viable.

2010 may very well turn out to be the year smaller common rail diesel engines with smaller engines slated to be released for nano, chevrolet beat and i10.

but this engine by mahindra is special, this is in commercial domain and has to be utmost reliable. only time will tell how this bold step from mahindra fairs against the tried and tested path from TATA.

it will be a dream come true if mahindra comes up with a nano-ish car with this engine at the heart.

the list of features in this thing is great

- load sensing brakes
- drive by wire
- cable operated gear lever
- a chick instrument console.

seems to be a truly nice commercial vehicle.

can we have a test drive for this? where are you SirAlex?

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On the topic, the Maxximo will also be coming out in a Electric Variant, to compete with the electric variants being developed and released by TATA as well.

Have a look at this article.

M&M to roll out electric Maxximo by October
11 Jan 2010, 0042 hrs IST, Sumit Chaturvedi, ET Now

Mahindra and Mahindra will launch the electric version of its commercial vehicle Maxximo by around October this year, as the two-wheelers to

trucks company looks to cash in on the increasing popularity of the low cost, low maintenance electric vehicles.

“Electric Maxximo will be as practical as any other commercial vehicle of its size. It has the capacity of going up to 90 kilometers per full charge of 8 hours,” said Pawan Goenka, president of the automotive division of Mahindra.

“The savings will be high on this vehicle, but it will depend on the price per unit of electricity in different states,” said Goenka.

The company is also planning a foray into the electric two-wheeler market, although no launch date has been decided for the products.

The vehicle, the electric variant of Mahindra’s mini-truck Maxximo that was unveiled recently at the Auto Expo 2010, will find competition in the soon-to-be-launched electric variant of Tata Motors’ one-tonner Ace. The two-cylinder diesel mini truck Maxximo has a payload capacity of 850 kilograms, although its electric variant will have lesser capacity of around 600 kilograms.

India’s Reva Electric Car Company is also in talks with global Original Equipment Manufacturers to provide them with technical knowledge on manufacturing of electric commercial vehicles. Mahindra and Mahindra is also looking to export its Maxximo electric to Europe and the US.

Launching of an electric scooter is also high on M&M’s agenda. “We are certainly looking at them. We will start working upon them in sometime soon,” said Goenka.

Mahindra and Mahindra forayed into two-wheeler market last year after launching its gearless scooter under Duro, Rodeo and Flyte brands. Mahindra and Mahindra is not the only auto major looking at India’s largely unorganised electric two-wheeler market. India’s largest gearless scooter maker Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India is also working on electric two-wheelers.

Though not very large in terms of volumes currently, electric vehicles market including two-wheelers, passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles is all set to grow in double digits with rising fuel prices, increasing urbanisation, low-cost of ownership and low maintenance cost.

India has seen many leading manufacturers including Ultra Motor, Hero group, TVS, Tube Investments of India, Atlas and the Lohia group launching or planning to launch electric vehicles, in addition to Reva, Tata Motors and General Motors.

Source: M&M to roll out electric Maxximo by October- Automobiles-Auto-News By Industry-News-The Economic Times
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Well' chanced upon the Dec issue of the BS motoring. It has a list of LCV's in India and as a result many of the competitors of the Mahindra Maxximo. Apart from the TATA Ace which is already mentioned.
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Just hope to see a much better looking scenario on our roads with these modern greener and safer vehicles. Fingers crossed.

Yes, Mahindra needs to get rid of its JAWS asap. They are horrible to say the least. The only place those 7 or 9 vertical slats look good are the old and trusty Jeep.
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Just hope to see a much better looking scenario on our roads with these modern greener and safer vehicles. Fingers crossed.

Yes, Mahindra needs to get rid of its JAWS asap. They are horrible to say the least. The only place those 7 or 9 vertical slats look good are the old and trusty Jeep.
Complete agree. We need faster load carriers to avoid the jams they cause as well. But then again I would have to start another thread to discuss all that we need with regards to LCV's of the future.
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The maximmo seems to be a total copy of the Tata ace..they have only introduced their horrible tooth grill.
Look even the chasis looks copied...
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