Exclusive spy images show the new Mahindra Genio pick-up facelift, and also some aggressiveness on the brand’s behalf when it comes to styling. Changes to the front fascia are significant, and include a new grille, headlamps, bonnet and bumper. The grille is refreshingly different from whatever we’re used to seeing on Mahindra vehicles lately. Five, “floating” elements in the grille give it a distinctive appearance, yet make it instantly recognizable as a Mahindra. The new headlamps are simplistic, and from what we can see, get the smoked treatment.
The bumper is quite bold, with large inlets and a couple of characteristic, round fog lamp enclosures that will never be filled from the factory. The bonnet is new as well, and contoured to give a more “car-like” appearance. The Genio of today is marginally altered in appearance as compared to the Xylo/Quanto, so it’s unclear whether the upcoming Quanto facelift will also feature similar styling, but we’re guessing it’ll run close.
The Genio is a derivative of the Xylo, and is available in both single- and dual-cab configurations, with a 2.5-litre mDICRDe diesel engine, good for 75 HP and 220 Nm of torque. It has a payload of 1100 Kg. The dual-cab VX variants also offer amenities such as air-conditioning and a 2-DIN music system. Changes to the power-train have not come to light as of now.