Mahindra Maxximo Plus facelift spotted testing in Chennai

Launched in 2011, the Maxximo series has been a sales success for Mahindra & Mahindra. Comprising the Plus pick-up truck and the Mini Van, Maxximo comfortably snatched market share from the segment-pioneer and its arch rival, the Tata Ace. Three years since, the Maxximo twins are due for a facelift. We already know Mahindra is working on a facelift for the Maxximo Mini Van when we spotted the test mule a few weeks back

While it’s just common sense to assume that the facelift would cover the pick-up truck too, we can now categorically declare that. Caught testing recently in the busy GST Road in Chennai, this Maxximo Plus test vehicle appeared to have its front end partially covered, something that we noticed in the Mini Van test mule too. Unfortunately, the front end can’t be seen in these shots. Going by these pictures, it is clear that the Maxximo Plus would see little to no changes in its profile and rear, again similar to the Mini Van which had just the location of its badge changed. The changes are expected to be restricted to the front end, centered around the headlights, grille and bumper.

Powered by a 909-cc 2-cylinder engine, the Maxximo Plus is rated at 26 horsepower at 3600 rpm, has a torque rating of 55 Nm between 1800 to 2200 rpm and is capable of attaining a top speed of 70 km/h. With a payload rating of 850 kg, the Maxximo Plus also comes with features like LSPV (Load Sensing Proportioning Valve) brakes with boosters, front discs, two-tone interiors, a mobile charging point and ‘Fuel Smart’ technology that lets the driver choose between Power and Eco modes.

With the Ace receiving a relatively comprehensive facelift an year back, its high time Maxximo gets a nip and tuck to continue its slug-fest with the formidable Tata.

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