Mahindra Genio Review

By Nirupama Singh   |  October 24, 2013


Mahindra has launched the Genio pick-up truck which is based on the Xylo platform. Based on smart and modern ideas, the Mahindra Genio is set to revolutionise the goods transportation system. Even though the Genio is pick-up, it has a number of comfort and convenient features that are usually found in cars. The Mahindra Genio is a world-class pick-up that boasts of modern design, ideas for economy through technology and ideas that bring car-like comfort to commercial transport. With modern and comfortable interiors and metallic finish body, the Mahindra Genio is sure to have a huge fan following. The Genio is available in plenty of colour options including Diamond White, Drizzle Shine, Skyline Blue and Marvel Granite.

Powertrain & Performance

The Mahindra Genio is equipped with a powerful 2.5L mDI CRDe engine that has the capacity to deliver a peak performance of 75 bhp and 220 Nm of torque that would allow the vehicle to move at a faster pace. If you want your goods to move faster, then Mahindra Genio is just the right pick-up truck for you as it has a top speed of 120 km/h that allows you to do just that.

Mahindra understands your investment and when you buy a pick-up like Mahindra Genio, you want it to work hard and long. The engine featured in the Genio has extended engine life that gives you low maintenance performance for years to come.

The Mahindra Genio features Independent Suspension, coil spring and Hydraulic Double Acting shock absorbers at the front and Rear Leaf Spring and Telescopic shock absorbers at the rear. It has Ventilated Disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear. With suspension and brakes like the above mentioned, the Genio is sure to make ride smoother and comfortable.

Build & Styling

The Mahindra Genio has a very aerodynamic body that has been borrowed from modern cars. The result is: the Genio looks super sleek and international. The front fascia features a strong grille and bumper that give the pick-up a masculine, determined stance. The Genio features clear lens headlamps that not only enhance visibility but also look very classy. The Mahindra Genio is available in high-gloss, metallic paint that make it look more sophisticated.

Even when it comes to the interiors of the Mahindra Genio, it is a clear winner. With 80.5 cubic feet of cabin space and semi-bucket seats with multi-adjust feature, the Genio makes long drives so much easier for the driver as well as the co-driver. The seats also feature front-back adjustment and recliner.

Drivers of the Mahindra Genio also benefit from the adjustable power steering featured in the pick-up. A more car-like experienced is instilled with the refined gear shift. The gear shift is smooth and comfortable, ensuring a comfortable journey.

There are plenty of convenience features in the Genio. Some of the most attractive ones are an extra large glove box, bottle holder & mobile charging point, wallet and mobile case in dashboard, fully carpeted floor, a small turning radius and a super stylish instrument cluster. To add further appeal to Genio, Mahindra has also brought in extra-large sun visors and bigger ORVMs that enhance rear visibility tremendously.

To increase the safety of the driver and the co driver, Mahindra has added latest ELR seatbelts to the Genio.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros

    • Extra large sun visors
    • Stylish instrument cluster with trip meter
    • Modern ELR seatbelts
    • Adjustable power steering
  • Cons

    • Could have been more refined