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Old 23rd January 2010, 03:26   #31
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I think there is not much you can do with the design of a commercial vehicle. It is a part of a segment. Dimensions would stay more or less a standard across the brands.
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Old 23rd January 2010, 05:49   #32
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I wonder if someone can convert these into a decent camper/RV. Upgrade the suspension, stick a bed, a stove, 2 water tanks, and a toilet, and it should look like this - for real cheap.

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Old 25th January 2010, 15:48   #33
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I wonder if someone can convert these into a decent camper/RV. Upgrade the suspension, stick a bed, a stove, 2 water tanks, and a toilet, and it should look like this - for real cheap
I suspect a much bigger vehicle will be needed for such an endeavour. Plus I suspect the camper culture hasn't quite cought on with Indian consumers as yet.

I wonder if the pick up like the Scorpio or Safari can do a better job. What view Prasadee would you rather buy lets say a Scorpio Camper or a Maxximo Camper.
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In India everything has to be economical. Maxximo could make a quite an economical camper.

But i guess lets leave the camper experience to western countries where it is popular. And lest leave Maxximo at doing its trips in delivering goods over short trips. To each its own.
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Tata Ace has only one color i.e. white. They have kept option of just one color to cope up with production demand. Mahindra Maxximo has so many different colors. That can be an advantage for Mahindra.
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Source : BSMotoring, Mahindra Maxximo | Powered by 1st 2 cylinder C2 CRDe engine

Mahindra & Mahindra has launched their Tata Ace rival - the Maxximo. The Maxximo is priced at Rs 2.79 lakh, ex-dealer, New Bombay, which is exactly the price of the Tata Ace.

The Maxximo comes powered by a 2 cylinder CRDE engine that has four valves per cylinder with DOHC (Double Over Head Crankshaft). The engine puts out power of 25 bhp, and makes 5.3 kgm of torque. M&M claims the Maxximo will be able to be as fuel efficient as 20 kpl, which they claim is two or three kpl more efficient than rival Tata Ace.

The Maxximo has a loading capacity of 850 kg, for its 35 square foot loading area. The vehicle comes with a two-tone dash, car-like instrument cluster, car-like cable operated gearshift and headrest for both driver and co-driver. The cabin also features lie-across seats and comes equipped with mobile charging points. The cabin measures, 2.4 cubic metres.
In terms of safety, the body is reinforced with steel, and the crash structure meets N1 norms, and AIS0129 safety norms as well, a first in its segment.

A drive-by-wire accelarator and LSPV brakes also feature.
M&M claim best in class gradability, which means the Maxximo ought to be able to out-climb its rivals. The company also claims that operating costs for the Maxximo will be 25 % lower than that of the Tata Ace, with up to Rs 3,500 being saved by the operator.
The company is offering zero expenses, or free maintenance, for the first year or 40,000 km, whichever comes first. This is applicable only perishables like engine oil and the like, and not to tyres.

The Maxximo will be sold through 191 dealers and 600-plus outlets. Phase 1, includes its launch in the North, West, Bihar and Jharkhand. In Phase 2, it will be launched in the rest of the country - sometime in March 2010.
The Maxximo is being built in the Mahindra plant at Chakan. The factory has a capacity of 3,000 units per month till April, but to manufacture more than that, the company will have to make a further investment. As of now M&M has invested Rs 375 crore in the project.
Electric and CNG options, displayed at the 2010 Auto Expo, will make their way to showrooms by October-November 2010.
M&M currently has no plans of exporting the Maxximo, but might do so in the future.

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Prices of the Maxximo are out. Its 2.79 Lakhs, but the question is, is it lesser than the ace and If so how much.
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Prices of the Maxximo are out. Its 2.79 Lakhs, but the question is, is it lesser than the ace and If so how much.
Mahindra & Mahindra has launched their Tata Ace rival - the Maxximo. The Maxximo is priced at Rs 2.79 lakh, ex-dealer, New Bombay, which is exactly the price of the Tata Ace.

see my post above.
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Maxximo is the same price as Ace (2.79 lakhs) with a much advanced engine, better fuel efficiency and slightly better load carrying capacity. Mahindra is out to get Tata Ace this time around. This will definitely effect Ace's sales. Besides even Gio is doing well after its launch.
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Some highlights of the new Mahindra Maxximo:
  • 2-cylinder C2 CRDe engine with DOHC technology and 4 valves per cylinder.
  • Best-in-class power of 25 BHP & excellent fuel economy of 20 kmpl.
  • Superior load carrying capacity of 850 kg payload.
  • Advanced safety features; meets stringent frontal crash impact norms (AIS 029, for N1 category vehicles)
  • First in its segment to offer free maintenance & warranty for 40,000 km or one year.
  • Leaf-spring suspension at the rear with 6 leaves, along with thicker (3.6 mm) wheel rims.
  • Booster-assisted brakes with Load Sensing Proportioning Valve which ensure greater control while braking
  • Impact absorbing structure between the front bumper and the chassis provides added protection to occupants in case of frontal impact.
  • Drive-by-wire accelerator system which results in quicker response from the engine when the accelerator is pressed. Good when overtaking.
  • Wrap-around headlamps with multi-focal reflectors.
  • Beige coloured stylish instrument panel with a digital odometer, double trip meter and an integrated clock.
  • Comes with a dead pedal, steering wheel made of soft-touch, strong grip material, bigger rear-window and larger windshield.
  • The Maxximo will be available in four colours: Appy Red, Diamond White, Sunny Yellow & Leaf Green.

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Some highlights of the new Mahindra Maxximo:
  • Advanced safety features; meets stringent frontal crash impact norms (AIS 029, for N1 category vehicles)
In this Crash test video of Maxximo, it does some to hold up pretty good, But the real test would be when there is a head-on collision with another object at its top speed.

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Old 8th February 2010, 16:23   #42
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I had a gala time on a short drive. It even comes with a dead pedal. Enjoy the pics.
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Old 8th February 2010, 16:24   #43
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Some banner pics of the motor.
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Old 9th February 2010, 16:49   #44
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Looks like M&M bought ready made ACE and did some make up to pose as maxximo...
Yes me also think so, with their champion it looked like a copy of minidor, with their Alfa it looked like a copy of Ape . Sorry for the patrons but then these look similar to their direct competition. I think they did 6 sigma project and thus replicated the existing one's.

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tata is dominating to such a extent that even piaggio is finding hard to break this monopoly with its ape truck. for mahindra whos reputation is already down with products such as champion , it will be hard to crack as this market is ruled by mouth to mouth publicity than anything else
Some guys are lucky. Tata had their timing perfect. Even though the development of Ape Truk started much earlier, they could not come out early, loosing the game to Tata. And well Tempo has been beaten in their own game what they started with minidoor (replacement of the hanseat tempo)

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Some highlights of the new Mahindra Maxximo:
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Thanks for the Nice and Crisp technical details.
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Why did M&M chose CRDi engine for such a small vehicle?
Even their Touristers are powered by CRDe's from Scorpio.
I think they are more close to CRDi rather than conventional Di engines.
Is this a in house developed or sourced from outside.
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