IAB Report – Mahindra Gusto and Rodeo UZO 125 to be launched in Sri Lanka this year
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Both scooters are made at MTW’s Pithampur plant in Madhya Pradesh, India.
On the sidelines of the 2014 Colombo Motor Show, Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd. has announced its plans to launch the new Mahindra Gusto and Rodeo UZO 125 in the Sri Lankan market, although the vehicles were not showcased.
The Mahindra Gusto is the company’s first 110 cc automatic scooter. Based on a brand new platform, the Gusto’s 109.6 cc engine dishes out 8 bhp at 7,500 rpm and 9 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm, and comes mated to a CVT.
The scooter packs in first-in-class features like height-adjustable seat, remote smart key and find-me and guide-me lamps. Other salient features are the 12-inch wheels, tubeless tyres and LED pilot lamps.
Mahindra Rodeo UZO 125
The Mahindra Rodeo UZO 125 is a new top-end variant of the Rodeo RZ 125 cc automatic scooter. The UZO 125 stands out with exclusive dual-tone color themes. The mirrors are body colored while the front and rear wheels sport different colors. The dual-tone seats feature anti-slippage texture.
Paired to a CVT, the 125 cc air-cooled motor is good enough for 8.04 bhp at 7,000 rpm and 9 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. The scooter delivers a fuel efficiency of 59.38 km/l in the ARAI test.