Mahindra’s truck and bus division (MTBD), a part of the US $ 20.7 billion Mahindra Group, recently unveiled the Furio, its brand new range of intermediate commercial vehicles (ICVs). Furio marks the company’s entry into the ICV segment and is set to make Mahindra a full range commercial vehicle player.
The vehicle is the culmination of focused efforts from more than 500 engineers, 180 suppliers and an investment of Rs 600 crores, according to the company.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Pawan Goenka, managing director, Mahindra & Mahindra said, “The unveiling of the new range of ICV trucks is a defining moment for our truck and bus business as we are set to enter a new orbit and become a full range commercial vehicle player. With Pininfarina inspired design, the vehicle is set to be a game changer for us and perhaps for the industry, giving the new truck one of the safest, most ergonomic and comfortable cabins that will set new standards.I am confident that just like the Blazo series, the Furio range will also set new benchmarks for performance, earnings and deliver better value to customers.”
Speaking at the unveiling, Rajan Wadhera, president, automotive sector, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., said,“The vehicle bears testimony to our capability of bringing the best to Indian customers, since it is based on meticulously gathered customer insights. The launch of the vehicle comes closely on the heels of the successful introduction of HCV range of trucks, the Blazo which also resulted in substantial volume and market share growth. With the addition of this new range of ICVs, we will emerge as a complete trucking solutions provider in the Indian commercial vehicle market.”
According to, Vinod Sahay, CEO, Mahindra Truck and Bus and Construction Equipment Divisions, “Indian ICV customers have been longing for a truck which can deliver higher earnings, lower operating costs, better safety, improved ergonomics, a comfortable ride and most importantly a world-class ownership experience, as an ideal package. The new range is built precisely around these elements and we are confident that it will soon be a preferred choice for ICV customers. We have revamped our portfolio and offered assurances to our customers which in turn have enabled us to outpace the market growth. Going forward we are poised to redefine the way business is done in the ICV category and hope to have a significant share of that segment.”
ICV transporters expect the new CV to improve their operating economics through higher mileage, low maintenance and more power for increased load carrying capacity. Keeping this in mind, the new MDI Tech, ICV engine will be equipped with FuelSmart technology to optimize fuel consumption. The highlight of this technology is the multimode switches to optimize fuel consumption to the load and road conditions. Apart from this, the MDI Tech engine will be light weight, and low friction to further enhance its efficiency. The engine will offer high torque at low RPMs, leading to higher performance in both inter-city and intra-city traffic conditions. During its development, engine testing included two phases of accelerated testing of 8,000 hours each with different test cycles.