Mahindra Imperio small commercial vehicle (SCV) has been launched in India within the price range of Rs. 6.25 lakh – Rs. 7.27 lakh (ex-showroom). Available in two variants – single cabin and double cabin – this premium pick-up has replaced the Mahindra Genio in the Indian market. The vehicle has been designed and developed at Mahindra Research Valley in Chennai, while the production takes place at the manufacturer’s Pune-based plant. With best-in-class styling, performance and driving comfort, the Imperio is claimed to offer a high-end product experience in the small commercial vehicle segment.
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Mahindra Imperio Price
Single Cabin Variants
Base (BS-III) – Rs. 6.25 lakh (ex, Thane)
Base (BS-IV) – Rs. 6.40 lakh (ex, Thane)
VX (BS-III) – Rs. 6.60 lakh (ex, Mumbai)
VX (BS-IV) – Rs. 6.75 lakh (ex, Mumbai)
Double Cabin Variants
Base (BS-III) – Rs. 6.60 lakh (ex, Thane)
Base (BS-IV) – Rs. 7.12 lakh (ex, Thane)
VX (BS-III) – Rs. 6.75 lakh (ex, Mumbai)
VX (BS-IV) – Rs. 7.27 lakh (ex, Mumbai)
Mahindra’s new pick-up shares some of its design cues with the Quanto and Xylo facelifts, and looks rugged and aggressive than its replacement – i.e. the Genio. Powering the Imperio is a 75bhp, 2.5-litre mDI CRDe diesel engine that is coupled to a 5-speed manual gearbox and 2WD (two-wheel drive) system. It is claimed to return a class-leading fuel efficiency of 13.55kmpl. It has an electronic speed limit of 120kmph. Positioned above the Mahindra Bolero pickup, the Mahindra Imperio rivals the Isuzu D-Max and Tata Xenon.
Design & Styling
Based on the Ingenio platform, Mahindra’s premium pick-up borrows some of its design elements from the Qunato facelift. The vehicle’s front fascia has been revised with new ‘toothed-grille’ headlights with integrated turning lights, re-designed bumper with wide air dam, and integrated fog lights with chrome highlights. Though, the side and rear profiles look largely similar to the Genio.
The new Mahindra Imperio rides on 16-inches tubeless tyres, and has a payload capacity of 1,240kgs. The pick-up is available in a choice of 4 colors – Skyline Blue, Diamond White, Marvel Granite and Silver Shine. The interior of the car looks largely identical to the Geino. There is a three-spoke alloy steering wheel and a neatly designed dashboard with integrated AC vents. The vehicle also gets 2-DIN audio system, tilt-adjustable power steering, front bucket seats, and fuelsmart technology with two drive modes – Eco and Power.
Engine & Transmission
Powering the pickup is a 2.5-litre, 4-cylinder mDI CRDe diesel engine that churns out 75bhp of power at 3,200rpm and 220Nm of torque between 1,400rpm – 2,200rpm. This powertrain is equipped with Mahindra’s Fuel Smart technology with two drive modes – Power and Eco – that helps the vehicle return 7% better mileage than the Genio. Transmitting power to the wheels is a 5-speed manual gearbox that is combined with the 2WD (two-wheel drive) system.
Mahindra Imperio Mileage, Specifications, Colors, Features
Type – 2.5-litre, 4-cylinder mDI CRDe Diesel
Power – 75bhp @ 3,200rpm
Torque – 220Nm @ 1,400rpm – 2,200rpm
Top Speed – 120kmpl
Transmission – 5-speed manual
Drivetrain System – 2WD
Color Options – Skyline Blue, Diamond White, Marvel Granite and Silver Shine
New contoured bonnet
Raised LED daytime running lamps
New air intakes
Revised front bumper
Integrated fog lights with chrome highlights
Black metal grille with rectangular floating elements in silver finish