Mahindra Truck and Bus Division (MTBD) recently launched its new heavy commercial truck series under the brand name Blazo. The Blazo series includes haulage, tractor-trailer, and tipper models, and is equipped with FuelSmart technology, the highlight of which is the introduction of a 7.2-L CRDe engine coupled with a multi-drive mode that is typically reserved for passenger cars, the company notes. The multi-mode feature includes three modes—Turbo, Heavy, and Light—which can be controlled by the driver via switches according to the load and road conditions. The new series also receives a refreshed design and introduces the new turquoise blue color variant.
MTBD is making two guarantees to buyers of the new Blazo series: better fuel efficiency than customers’ existing trucks or else the truck can be returned, and uptime on its breakdown service by getting the truck back on road in 48 hours or the company will pay the customer Rs. 1000 per day.
“At the core of the mileage guarantee that we are offering for the Blazo series of trucks is the FuelSmart technology of our mPower CRDe engine,” said Rajan Wadhera, President & Chief Executive - Truck & Power Train, and Head - Mahindra Research Valley, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. “In commercial vehicles there is a challenge to provide a single solution of engine and vehicle powertrain configuration to multiple applications and variants. The FuelSmart technology, with its multi-mode switches, will help drivers in choosing the correct mode based on load and road conditions, thereby leading to efficiencies.”
Nalin Mehta, Chief Executive Officer, Mahindra Truck and Bus Division, said, “The service guarantee is the outcome of our strong focus on after-sales network by leveraging group synergies and organic growth in the service touch points and spares retailer network.”
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