Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M), a major player in Small Commercial Vehicles (SCVs) in India, today announced the launch of the Supro CNG Duo. It is the first Dual-Fuel vehicle in the Small Commercial Vehicle Segment

With a starting price of Rs 6.32 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the Supro CNG Duo offer can run on both CNG and petrol, giving operators a class-leading economy. The new Supro CNG Duo comes with features like direct-in-CNG, intelligent CNG leak detection and seamless switching between CNG and petrol options.

The Supro CNG Duo may come as competition as the company claims that it has a payload capacity of 750 kg, ranges of 325 Km with a large CNG tank capacity of 75 litres and gives freedom from range anxiety resulting in more business opportunities and greater earnings.

This new SCV is equipped with a powerful 20.01 kW (27BHP) BS6 RDE-compliant engine, providing 60 Nm torque and mileage of 23.35 km/kg. The vehicle features 145 R12, and 8 PR tyres and boasts 158 mm of ground clearance, ensuring higher performance and pickup even with a full load.

Veejay Nakra, President – Automotive Division, M&M, said, “The launch of the Supro CNG Duo is testimony to Mahindra’s rich and proud heritage of producing innovative and reliable commercial vehicles, based on sharp customer insights and decades of market leadership. The Supro CNG Duo marks the company’s entry into the dual-fuel segment, to offer remarkably low operating costs to its owners and operators. It is engineered to deliver on the tough demands of the logistics, supply chains and e-commerce companies while offering a vastly superior value proposition to customers. The introduction of the Supro CNG Duo is a clear reflection of Mahindra’s deep-rooted philosophy Rise for Good which drives positive change in the lives of individuals and communities as well as businesses.”

Velusamy, President, of Automotive Technology and Product Development, M&M, said, “The new Supro CNG Duo has been engineered as a smart and easy-to-operate dual-fuel small commercial vehicle that will not just offer reduced emissions but lower operating costs as well, leading to substantial savings. We have integrated several industry-first features in the new Supro CNG Duo – these include direct-start CNG, Intelligent CNG leak detection for maximum safety and the best-in- class payload capacity of 750 kg. What’s more, in combination with the largest CNG tank capacity of 75 litres and superior mileage, the new Supro CNG Duo has made range anxiety irrelevant. Owing to all these innovations and more, we are sure the latest small commercial vehicle from Mahindra will once again prove to be a tremendous asset for its customers and operators.”

Customers can book the new Supro CNG Duo with a low-down payment and avail of attractive financing schemes for a hassle-free purchase and ownership experience. The vehicle is built at Mahindra’s plant in Chakan, Maharashtra. The company said, “Supro platform has undergone rigorous and full-test cycle runs, and has also been validated on all performance, safety and reliability parameters. It also comes with a class-leading warranty of 3 years/80000 km (whichever comes earlier). It will be available in two attractive colours – Diamond White and Deep Warm Blue. The vehicle is supported by Mahindra’s service network, which is one of the largest in the country.”

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