Mahindra Maxximo Review

By Monmi   |  October 24, 2013


Mahindra & Mahindra, the leading player in India's small commercial vehicle segment, has introduced the Maxximo in India. The Maxximo is the world's first mini-truck powered by a 2-cylinder CRDe engine with DOHC technology and 4-valves per cylinder.

A game-changer offering, the Maxximo combines best in class technology, unmatched performance and superior style and comfort. The Maxximo is the first product to roll out from Mahindra's state-of-the-art Chakan plant.

Available in a two different body styles the minivan and the goods carrier, the Maxximo comes in four attractive and youthful shades, Appy Red, Diamond White, Sunny Yellow and Leaf Green.

Mahindra Maxximo Review

Mahindra Maxximo Performance Review

Powertrain & Performance

The Mahindra Maxximo is powered by a 0.9L 2CY CRDe diesel engine. The engine is mated to a 4-speed manual transmission for crisp shifting of gears. The diesel engine is low on fuel consumption as it can run 20 kmpl and is BS-III compliant. This CRDe engine can churn about 25 bhp of power and 55 Nm of torque.

The Maxximo is a trendsetting, stylised vehicle in the fast-growing small load category segment. The Maxximo is equipped with superior load carrying capacity of 850 kg payload. This mini-truck is low on maintenance cost and in economical operational costs too.

Mahindra Maxximo Build, Styling Review

Build & Styling

The Mahindra Maxximo is a sturdy truck which is built on leaf spring suspension at the rear with 6-leaves along with thicker (3.6 mm) wheel rims. Moreover, the McPherson strut with coil spring at the rear front imparts a smooth ride. The Maxximo rides on 12-inch radial tube type tyres.

The Mahindra Maxximo has a cool exterior with trendy front grille that adds a stylish look to the truck. The front fascia is further highlighted with wrap-around headlamps that flank the front grill with multi-focal reflectors that provide improved visibility at night.

Coming to the inside of the Maxximo, it flaunts a car-like interior in beige and tan. The cabin is cozy with the two-tone seats that come with headrests. These seats are more comfortable with better support. It has a bench seat for the co-driver with no obstruction between driver and co-driver seat. The well-designed beige-coloured instrument panel boasts of a stylish cluster with a digital odometer, double trip meter and an integrated clock. The cabin is quite big with maximum legroom and kneeroom that permits a hassle-free entry and exit. The footstep for the cargo body, windshield wiper with intermittent function and inbuilt spray system, mobile charging facility and dual-mounted sun visor add to the overall convenience. The ergonomic hand brake position, dead pedal, steering wheel made of soft-touch, strong-grip material, bigger rear-window and larger windshield enhance the Maxximo's driving pleasure.

The Maxximo meets stringent frontal crash impact norms with a frontal crash protector. It is also equipped with a drive-by-wire accelerator system for safer overtaking, LSPV (Load Sensing Proportionate Valve) brakes and the booster to improve brake-effectiveness while reducing driver fatigue.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros

    Drive-by-wire accelerator system. LSPV (Load Sensing Proportionate Valve) brakes. Convenient dead pedal.
  • Cons

    Slightly Pricey.