Having grabbed a sizable market share from Tata Motors in the mini truck space, Mahindra & Mahindra will now challenge the country’s largest commercial vehicle maker in growing minivan space with the introduction of Jeeto Minivan.
Launched at a price of Rs.3.45 lakh ex-showroom Mumbai, the diesel version of Jeeto is priced at Rs.25000 more than its nearest rival Tata Magic Iris. Mahindra claims the Jeeto van offers higher mileage, power and comfort and the prospective buyer can earn Rs.1 lakh more over a period of two years versus Magic Iris, due to faster turnaround time and more seating capacity.
The new Mahindra Jeeto minivan comes with two engine options and three fuel choices – diesel, petrol and CNG. The diesel model, which is likely to be the top-selling variant, is powered by the company’s 655cc, mDura direct injection engine that is BS-IV compliant.
The motor is powerful enough to churn out about 16 bhp and develop 38 Nm of peak torque. The engine also offers a class-leading mileage of 26 kmpl. As mentioned before, Mahindra also offers petrol and CNG models of the Jeeto minivan, which will be rolled out later.