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Eicher Motors and Polaris have collaborated to manufacture an affordable utilitarian vehicle for the Indian market. The new UV is to be made in two different body configurations; an MPV variant and a twin-cab pickup for cargo hauling purposes. The upcoming utility vehicle is to be called the Flexituff and is to be powered by a 600cc diesel engine which is to be sourced from Greaves Cotton, power will be sent to the rear wheels and ARAI efficiency testing has claimed an impressive mileage figure of 25 km/l. As can be seen in the above image, the Eicher-Polaris Flexituff UV employs a tall-boy design which promises to free up loads of room on the inside. It will be slightly larger than its Mahindra Maxximo and Tata Magic rivals, as is evident in the image.
The Flexituff will be larger than the Mahindra Maxximo people-carrier.
The Flexituff’s 600cc motor will be manufactured at Greaves Cotton’s Jaipur plant and the project has so far seen an investment of around Rs. 250 crore and Eicher-Polaris plans to initially shift around 10-12,000 units per year. The number is set to grow to 1 lakh units per year in the future. Expect the Flexituff to hit the market later this year, at the latest and will be priced competitively to make it affordable for its target audience of small business operators.