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Mahindra launches Genio Plus in South Africa

The Genio Plus aims for an optimum combination of car-like ride quality and cargo carrying capacity. (Image source: Mahindra South Africa)

Mahindra South Africa has introduced a new version of its popular Genio single-cab pick-up, the Genio Plus

The new offering from the subsidiary of Indian automobile manufacturer, Mahindra and Mahindra, Genio Plus has retained the Genio range’s aerodynamic cab design along with a comfortable and well-equipped interior. It also features the large Genio corrugated cargo box with a carrying capacity of more than 1,000 kg.

An independent, double-wishbone front suspension, coupled to a leaf-sprung rear suspension, delivers an optimum combination of car-like ride quality and cargo carrying capacity. The cabin has two individual seats and the centre console is fitted with dual cup holders. Other features include air-conditioning, a centrally-mounted digital clock above the air vents and an MP3-capable audio system with FM stereo receiver, CD player, SD card slot and USB flash drive socket.

Electrically adjustable windows and exterior mirrors, fog lamps, central locking, and power steering are other standard features. Extras for the exterior include a front bull bar, rear bumper, side steps, a front cab-mounted roll bar and a rear, tailgate-side roll bar.

Powering the Genio Plus is Mahindra’s mHawk 2.2-litre common-rail turbodiesel engine. The four-cylinder unit has a maximum output of 88kW at 4,000 rpm, linked to a torque peak of 290 Nm sustained between 1,800-2,600 rpm. Drive is to the rear wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox. Combined-cycle fuel consumption is 7.9 litres per 100 km, allowing an operating range in excess of 900 km from the 74-litre fuel tank. Consumption drops to just 7.1 litres per 100 km during open-road cruising. The CO2 emissions rating is 210 g/km.

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