Mahindra Jeeto passenger van will get power from the same 625 cc engine as in the Jeeto LCV; will compete against the Tata Magic Iris
Mahindra & Mahindra’s new passenger van based on the Jeeto Light Commercial Vehicle showed its face on the internet through spy pictures a few weeks ago. We have gone one step even further to shed more light on the vehicle as the undisguised images of the all-new van have exclusively been photographed by us.
Although no launch timeline is known as of yet (expected by the festive season), we expect that Mahindra would not waste much time as it could enter the commercial market very soon in the coming months. The Jeeto played a pivotal role in Mahindra garnering one fifth of the small commercial vehicle segment and its van iteration will only look to build on its success.
It is likely to be rolled out of Mahindra’s Telangana plant where the production capability was expanded recently. In the Mahindra’s current crop of vehicles, it will sit under the Supro passenger van. It will square off against the likes of Tata Magic Iris as the segment in which it will compete in has showcased potential of late.
In a similar fashion to the Magic Iris, the Jeeto van will make its mark in the market as an alternative to auto rickshaws in an affordable manner. It will arrive with a five-seat configuration and there is an obvious presence of tarpaulin doors for lowering down the productions costs on the doors and rear windscreen and for better convenience to passengers. However, the third window row is rigid.
As expected the front fascia features the same design elements as the Jeeto LCV with round-shaped headlamps, horizontal slats on the black plastic bar flanking the signature Mahindra logo, a black bumper up front and rear, rounded taillights and so on.
The Jeeto van’s pictures we have posted here adorn a white paint job but expect more colour options like Premium Beige, Sunrise Red and Mango Yellow as in the Jeeto range. As for the powertrain, the Jeeto passenger van will get the same 625 cc single-cylinder water-cooled diesel engine which is good enough to deliver a maximum power output between 11 hp and 16 hp and with 38 Nm of peak torque.
It is connected to a four-speed gearbox transmitting power to the rear axle. The Jeeto van will be based on the same platform as the LCV and will have front disc and rear drum brake setup. A MacPherson strut system and semi-trailing arm will do the suspension duties. It could be exported to countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal. Upon launch in India, we predict a price tag of around Rs. 3 lakh (ex-showroom).
Mahindra Jeeto Passenger Van Images
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