Mahindra Maxximo Review

By Monmi   |  October 24, 2013

Overview

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.


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.


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