Mahindra launched the Imperio premium pickup truck today priced at Rs 6.25 lakh (ex-showroom, Thane). This truck is essentially a heavily revamped version of the Genio mid-premium LCV, which has now been discontinued in the country. The new Mahindra Imperio is the new range of pick-up trucks from Mahindra & Mahindra, which will replace the existing Genio line-up globally.
Commenting on the exterior, the Imperio differentiates itself from the Genio by means of a new design front fascia outlined with aggressive toothed front grille with silver accents, honey comb meshing, wraparound rectangular headlamps, and sporty bumpers with flared edges and prominent fog light provisions. The profiling and rear-end is pretty identical to those of the Genio. The interior design is shared from the Genio and the Xylo like a familiar steering wheel, white instrument dials and curvy centre console.
The new Mahindra Imperio will be offered with an option of single cab and double cab variants, it comes with a new exterior design and updated features. It is available in XX trim. The higher variant comes with power windows, 2-DIN music system, engine immobilizer, two drive modes -Power and ECO, telematics compatibility, keyless entry, illuminated keyring, bucket seats, etc.
Talking about the engine, the Imperio is powered by a 2.5-litre diesel engine, borrowed from the Genio model.it is connected to a 5-speed manual transmission which drives the rear wheels delivering 75 bhp and 220 Nm of torque. The company claims to deliver a fuel efficiency of 13.55 kmpl and has a top speed of 120 kmph. With an amazing ground clearance of 211 mm, the 16 inch tubeless tyres offer smooth ride and handling.
Single Cab BSIII
Mahindra Imperio SC – Rs 6.25 lakh
Mahindra Imperio SC VX – Rs 6.60 lakh
Single Cab BSIV
Mahindra Imperio SC – Rs 6.40 lakh
Mahindra Imperio SC VX – Rs 6.75 lakh
Double Cab BSIII
Mahindra Imperio DC – Rs 6.60 lakh
Mahindra Imperio DC VX – Rs 7.12 lakh
Double Cab BSIV
Mahindra Imperio DC – Rs 6.75 lakh
Mahindra Imperio DC VX – Rs 7.27 lakh
(Note - All BSIII prices are ex-showroom, Thane and all BSIV prices are ex-showroom, Mumbai )