Spied – Mahindra P601 light truck spotted for the first time

Posted on: Apr 23, 2014 - 2:13pm IST

A new Mahindra light commercial vehicle has been caught testing near Chennai.

Mahindra P601 front three quarter left spyshot

A report on Tamil Magazine Motor Vikatan says that the truck, codenamed Mahindra P601, could either be the new Mahindra Maxximo or an all-new vehicle that will be slotted between the Mahindra Maxximo and the Mahindra Gio.

Visually, the truck looks a lot bigger than either the Maxximo Plus or the Gio. While the Maxximo Plus has a GVW of 1,815 kg and a payload of 850 kg, the Gio has a 500 kg payload and a 1,100 kg GVW. The spied mule seems to have larger cargo bay (1 tonne payload, at least) and is a bigger vehicle physically.

Mahindra P601 interior spyshot

The interiors are pretty basic, with a dashboard mounted gear shift and basic switches. Despite the space gained by positioning the gear stick located on the dashboard, there are two individual seats and not a bench seat. There is no aircon in the spied mule. Vehicles with higher payloads, like the Tata Super Ace and the Ashok Leyland Dost offer air conditioning in a variant and not as a standard feature.

Mahindra P601 cargo bay spyshot

The headlamp cluster carries separate sections for the indicators and the headlamps. The taillight cluster is a basic ensemble of brake lights, indicators and reverse lights. The vehicle has a rear-mounted exhaust and a spare tyre located on the right of the underside of the cargo bay.

A newspaper had reported this month that the Mahindra P601 would be manufactured at Mahindra’s new factory in Cheyyar, Tamil Nadu.

Mahindra P601 – Spyshot Gallery

[Source – Motor Vikatan]

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One thought on “Spied – Mahindra P601 light truck spotted for the first time

  1. Dr. Nayak says:

    Mahindra wants to be an international player in the automotive field in general. They have good experience in development of components and sub systems from ground zero along with total design capabilities due to their software development/engineering activity geared towards multinational companies. My question to the readers are, what are they doing with these substandard products, and why such an apathy toward the safety?

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