Vehicle 1 - Our friends at Motorbeam.com have scooped the On-Test Mahindra Maxximo CNG in Pune. Besides the CNG badge there's no visual difference on the sub-1 tonne truck. The cabin and load area are the same. Mahindra is toying with various powertrains on the Maxximo, we saw an electric variant on duty at the Pragati Maidan during Auto Expo last year, production plans of which have not been revealed. The platform has been used to body a passenger van dubbed Maxximo Mini Van.
Will Mahindra bring the CNG variant to the Auto Expo next month?
Vehicle 2 - IndianCarsBikes.in's EarthFusion has snagged the Tata ACE Dicor in Pune. IndianAutosBlog.com was first in putting this project under the spotlight back in September, but this is the first time we have photographic evidence of it testing. The Ace DICOR is powered by a two-cylinder turbocharged CRDI engine.
ICB adds that certain mechanical components from the Ace DICOR engine will funnel down into the Nano diesel project, rumored to touch down next year.