Eicher-Polaris Flexituff to launch on June 18 – Report

Posted on: Jun 8, 2015 - 4:33pm IST

Will be made at a new Jaipur facility. 

A report on Rushlane suggests that the first product from the Eicher-Polaris joint venture could be hitting the market this month. The Eicher-Polaris Flexituff small commercial vehicle is reported to launch on June 18th.

Eicher-Polaris Flexituff rear quarter spied
As reported earlier, the Flexituff will come in three variants right from its launch.

The SCV will be manufactured in the joint venture’s manufacturing facility that has been set up near Jaipur. Just under 3 years after the partnership was signed, the first jointly developed project is expected to be the Flexituff that will be launching in both a cargo and a passenger carrying capacity. With payloads of around 300 kg and 400 kg, the Flexituff will appeal to the market segment that finds itself in the initial rungs of the commercial vehicle market.

Eicher-Polaris Flexituff spied
With its unique configuration and payload capacity, the Eicher-Polaris Flexituff will attempt to create a new segment in the crowded small commercial vehicle market.

Right now, the segment under a payload of 750 kg is crowded with likes of the Tata Ace Zip, Mahindra Alfa, and Piaggio Ape Xtra. However, with all the present offerings having a payload starting at around 500 kg, the Flexituff with its payload carrying capacity is attempting to create a new segment in an already crowded market.

The small commercial vehicle market has been suffering of late, despite green shoots of growth in the medium & heavy commercial vehicle segments. The SCV segment for Tata Motors dropped by 19 percent in May 2015.

[Source – RushLane]

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2 thoughts on “Eicher-Polaris Flexituff to launch on June 18 – Report

  1. Royal Gusto says:

    Those who have not seen the Eicher- Polaris vehicle in person are actually ignorant about the flexituff’s utility and simple mechanisms.very swift vehicle [FLEXITUFF] at such a low cost. I have seen the vehicle plying on the road in a north Indian state during it’s test trials..Very innovative and an intelligent product fron Eicher Polaris.


  2. Dr. Nayak says:

    This is what we need in 2016 model year: Substandard engine, Substandard fit and finishes, Very high NVH, No safety features, Smoke belching from front and back within a year of runtime, Very poor handing and backbreaking ride quality on rural roads, Particulate matter in exhaust is so high you need masks with HEPA filters just to go near the vehicle! Thanks Polaris; why are you not launching this first in rural Mississippi and then bring it to India?


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