Compare Mahindra Big Bolero Pik-up and Tata Xenon Single Cabin
Published On Jul 15, 2016
With so many new small commercial vehicles foraying into the commercial vehicle market with each passing year, it can be quite a task to choose the right vehicle for your business. More so, in case of the pick-up truck segment, the market is the smallest and the options are quite less in India. To provide clarity on vehicle models, we bring to you a comparative analysis of two high-end pickup trucks from two of the leading truck makers in India, Mahindra Big Bolero Pik-up (INR 6.1 to 6.3 lakh, ex-showroom) and Tata Xenon Singe Cabin (INR 6.1 lakh, ex-showroom).
In terms of providing options for choosing variants, Mahindra’s pickup provides much more flexibility than Tata Xenon Single Cabin. The eight variants of Mahindra Big Bolero Pik-up come with two wheelbase options (3260 mm and 3014 mm), four body types (flat bed, CBC, 2WD, 4WD). The vehicle is available in both BS-III and BS-IV emission engine. On the other hand, Tata’s pickup comes with only one model option in a BS-III engine.
Though both the pickups boast of powerful drivelines, engine specifications of Tata Xenon Single Cabin are slightly higher than Mahindra Big Bolero Pik-up. While this pickup truck from Mahindra has a 4 cylinder 2523 cc engine that generates a max power of 63 bhp @ 3200 rpm and a max torque of 195 Nm @ 1500 - 1800 rpm, Tata Xenon Single Cabin has a max power of 72 bhp @ 3000 rpm and a max torque of 223 Nm @ 1600-2200 rpm, thus guaranteeing better pickups and easier maneuverability even in rough terrains.
Tata Xenon also provides better navigation around sharp turns and bends as it has a lower turning radius (6350 mm) than Mahindra Big Bolero Pik-up (6500 mm). However, the axle configuration of both the pickup trucks are the same.
Design wise, Tata Xenon Single Cabin has a sleeker look whereas Mahindra Big Bolero Pik-up has a beefy, sturdy design. The former vehicle has bigger dimensions but a lower wheelbase than the latter one. The ground clearance of this Tata truck (210 mm) is also slightly higher than the Mahindra pickup truck. However, with a GVW of 3225 kg, Mahindra Big Bolero outshines Tata Xenon Single Cabin (2950 kg) in terms of sturdiness. The payload capacity of Big Bolero Pik-up is also on the higher side, more than 200 kg than Tata Xenon Single Cabin.
Cabin interiors and safety features of both the pickups are the same. Both Tata Xenon Single Cabin and Mahindra Big Bolero Pik-up are equipped with parking brakes, power steering, tubeless tyres and seat belts.
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