Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M) announced the launch of the Supro CNG Duo, its first bi-fuel model in the small commercial vehicle segment. The new vehicle provides best-in-class payload and class leading mileage.
The Supro CNG Duo can run on both CNG and petrol, giving operators class leading fuel economy. It is loaded with industry-first features such as a direct-in-CNG start that allows the vehicle to be turned on while in natural gas mode, promising customers’ superior savings. It also offers intelligent CNG leak detection for added safety and seamless switching between CNG and petrol options.
“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. It marks the company’s entry into the dual-fuel segment, in order 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,” said Veejay Nakra, President – Automotive Division, M&M.
“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,” added R. Velusamy, President, Automotive Technology and Product Development, M&M.
Moreover, the Supro CNG Duo includes a best-in-class payload capacity of 750 kg, superior range of 325km with a large CNG tank capacity of 75 liters in its class and freedom from range anxiety resulting in more business opportunities and greater earnings.
The new SCV is equipped with a powerful 20.01 kW (27BHP) BS6 RDE complaint engine, providing 60 Nm torque and best-in-class mileage of 23.35 km/kg. The vehicle features 145 R12, 8PR tyres and boasts 158 mm of ground clearance, ensuring higher performance and pickup even with a full load.