Much seen tested Mahindra Jeeto mini LCV, previously referred to as codename P601, has been launched at starting price of Rs. 2.32 lakhs (ex-showroom, Telangana). Here is complete Mahindra Jeeto details.
Mahindra Jeeto mileage is claimed to be 37.6 kmpl, which should be only in the base variant with the less powerful engine and smallest loading deck.
Mahindra Jeeto is essentially the new entry-level LCV in Mahindra’s commercial vehicle lineup, that is slotted beneath Mahindra Maxximo mini truck, to rival the popular Tata Ace Zip which is their entry level LCV. Tata Ace Zip has been the only mini LCV at its price range up until now.
The sub-1 tonne Mahindra Jeeto LCV is offered in a plethora of variants, 8 in total, in which there are three configurations with varying loading deck lengths. Mahindra Jeeto S has 1,630 mm (5.5 feet) long cargo bay, Jeeto L has the same measuring 1,780 mm (6.0 feet) in length and Jeeto X top end model has extra long loading deck, that stretches the tape to 1,930 mm (6.5 feet).
Mahindra Jeeto mini LCV is manufactured at the recently inaugurated extended-production-facility at Mahindra’s Zaheerabad plant in Telangana.
The sub-Maxximo LCV is powered by the brand new m_Dura direct-injection diesel engine with 4-speed gearbox, that is offered in two states of tune – 11 hp and 16 hp. Further, there are two varieties of Mahindra Jeeto with varying payload capacities – 600 kg and 700 kg, which are not respective to the low- and high-power engine models. So all these variations are offered in 8 different combinations, making the Jeeto a versatile model. The 8 variants are – Mahindra Jeeto S-series (S6-11 and S6-16), Jeeto L-series (L6-11, L6-16, L7-11 and L7-16), and Jeeto X-series (X7-11 and X7-16).
Mahindra claims Jeeto mini LCV is capable of offering its owners close to 30 percent more profit than its closest rival Tata Ace Zip does.
As for features of Mahindra Jeeto LCV, it is embellished with oval headlamps joint together by grille-like trim at the centre of front fascia, and a pretty sizeable meshed air-dam at the front bumper. Turn indicators appear to be independent assemblies between the headlamps, and there is what appears to be a white coloured reflector tape across the LCV’s frontage. Interior of Jeeto is seen with sporty, flat-bottomed steering wheel; 12V power socket (convenient for charging mobile phones), lockable glove box/compartment and provision for radio/music system. Totally 5 body colours are on offer, including Premium Biege, Diamond White, Sunrise Red, Ultramarine Blue and Mango Yellow.
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