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28 January 2011

Mahindra's new pick-up is Genio

And you don't need to rub lamps for this

Abhinav Mishra
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Mahindra's have enjoyed the biggest share in the commercial pick-up space with the Bolero, a full 75 percent of it. But, tougher emission norms and the general slow down in the segment prompted them to come up with something new - the Genio. Yes, it has Mahindra's new corporate identity with the Xylo-ish grille and the interiors are much nicer and offer creature comforts like never before on the top-of-the-line variant and, wait for it, the Genio is powered by a common rail diesel engine - a first for the neighbourhood milk man.

This new pick-up despite all of its improvements starts at a modest 4.99 lakhs (ex-Navi Mumbai) for the BS III variant and 5.15 lakh (ex-Mumbai) for the BS IV variant. There are plans for a double cab version of the Genio to follow. It may just be the pick-up to own if you don't want to spend in excess of 8 lakhs for a Getaway or a Xenon, provided you don't mind the yellow plates.

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