A Complete Walkaround of India’s First Smart Truck Range - Mahindra Blazo
Published On Feb 09, 2016
At the 2016 Auto Expo there were many commercial vehicles launched but the product which stole the show is Mahindra Blazo - India’s First Smart Truck Range. The path breaking technology has set a new milestone in country’s trucking industry not only with smartness but with aesthetics as well. The first look of truck gives the feel that India has now started to make the road transport smart for its people and Mahindra took first step towards it.
Talking about the truck, the technology which makes it smart is its FuelSmart system which has been designed to deliver utmost power for different loading conditions like fully loaded, moving on steeps and empty. Powered by a heavy 7.2 Litre engine, the tech is quite effective to turn up with handsome mileage. Let’s talk about FuelSmart in detail:
Mahindra FuelSmart Technology
Mahindra has developed this technology entirely at home and believes that it would be able to change the current Indian trucking market. This FuelSmart feature provides the necessary power and torque output and churns out the maximum mileage for different needs by just pushing a button on the dashboard.
It has three modes namely Turbo, Heavy and Light. The Turbo mode is need to be activated while you’re carrying load full to truck’s capacity on steeps, Heavy mode is to carry loads on highway and the Light one while you’re driving empty.
Mahindra Blazo Range
Available in body type from Cowl to Cab, tipper to tractors and bulkers to trailers, Blazo is complete range providing solutions for applications in construction sector, mining, FMCG, machine parts or whatever the owner likes. The trucks available under Blazo range are Blazo 25, Blazo 25 Tipper, Blazo 31, Blazo 31 Tipper, Blazo 37, Blazo 37 Cowl, Blazo 35, Blazo 40, blazo 40 Tip Trailer and Blazo 49.
Powered by the same 7.2 Litre 6-Cylinder mPower engine, the power output range of Balzo series lies between 220 hp to 274 hp at 2,200 rpm and the torque is 800 Nm - 960 Nm at 1,100 - 1,700 rpm. The range of gradeability is between 16.2% - 44%, making it one of the smoothest on steeps.
The Blazo Features
Mahindra has equipped Balzo range with a plethora of features that includes 4-vent AC, music system, tilt and telescopic power steering, car like Driver Information System, 3-way adjustable seats, Antilock Braking System (ABS), factory fitted fans and comfortable sleeper berths.
All these aforementioned feature truly make Blazo range trucks a treat to drive on any given road while loaded full to its capacity.