Mahindra’s Truck and Bus Division has unveiled Furio, a new range of Intermediate Commercial Vehicles (ICVs) which slots between their LCVs and HCVs.
The company said that the Furio is a culmination of efforts from over 500 Mahindra engineers, 180 suppliers and an investment of Rs 600 crores. The vehicle has been tested for over 17 lakh km across various terrains in India with over 1,000 trials. It’ll be produced at the company’s manufacturing facility at Chakan, near Pune.
The Furio’s MDI Tech engine will be equipped with Mahindra’s FuelSmart technology to optimize fuel consumption. The highlight of this technology is the multimode switches to optimize fuel consumption to the load and road conditions. Also, the engine will be light weight, and low friction to further enhance its efficiency. The engine will offer high torque at low RPMs, leading to higher performance in both inter-city and intra-city traffic conditions. During its development, Engine Testing included two phases of accelerated testing of 8,000 hours each with different test cycles, the company added.
Pawan Goenka, Managing Director, M&M, said – “With Pininfarina inspired design, the Furio is set to be a game changer for us and perhaps for the industry, giving the new truck one of the safest, most ergonomic and comfortable cabins that will set new standards. I am confident that just like the Blazo HCV Series, the Furio range of ICVs will also set new benchmarks for performance, earnings and deliver better value to customers.”
Rajan Wadhera, President, Automotive Sector, M&M, said – “With the addition of this new range of ICVs, MTB will emerge as a complete trucking solutions provider in the Indian CV market.”
Vinod Sahay, CEO, Mahindra Truck and Bus and Construction Equipment Divisions, said – “Indian ICV customers have been longing for a truck which can deliver higher earnings, lower operating costs, better safety, improved ergonomics, a comfortable ride and most importantly a world-class ownership experience, as an ideal package. Our new Furio range is built precisely around these elements and we are confident that it will soon be a preferred choice for ICV customers.”