Comparison between Piaggio Porter 1000 and Mahindra Maxximo
Published On Jul 07, 2016
With the ex-showroom price of both Piaggio Porter 1000 and Mahindra Maxximo hovering around the same range, starting from INR 3.5 lakh, and between INR 3.5 lakh to 4.2 lakh respectively, both the mini trucks have quite a few similar features bound to confuse small commercial vehicle buyers.
Launched in 2010, Mahindra Maxximo completed five years on the Indian roads in 2015. Piaggio Porter 1000 is a relatively new product, having made its foray in the Indian truck market in 2013. Emission norms wise, both the mini trucks conform to BS-IV regulations.
Engine specifications of both the vehicles are different—Piaggio Porter 1000 has a CRDs engine and Mahindra Maxximo has a 4 stroke park ignition, water cooled engine. Mahindra Maxximo is also offered in the CNG version, thus making the vehicle more cost efficient over Piaggio Porter 1000.
Despite Piaggio Porter 1000 and Mahindra Maxximo having a displacement of 909 cc and 1034 cc respectively, both the vehicles generate similar power and torque.
There is a vast difference in the fuel tank capacity of both the mini trucks. Piaggio Porter has a fuel tank of 27 litres while Mahindra Maxximo has a fuel tank of 80 litres. Thus, Maxximo is more reliable for covering remote areas while Porter can be used for intra-city transport.
Both the vehicles are quite similar in terms of design. Both Piaggio Porter 1000 and Mahindra Maxximo have day cabin and wheelbase of 1840 and 1820 mm respectively. Piaggio Porter 1000 scores more in terms of GVW and payload capacity (GVW of 1905 kg supports a payload of 1000 kg) than Mahindra Maxximo (GVW of 1800 kg supports a payload of 750 kg).
The cabin interiors of both the vehicles are standard. With a seating capacity of driver plus one crew member, both Piaggio Porter 1000 and Mahindra Maxximo have adjustable driver seats and tiltable steering.
Safety features of both the vehicles are similar. Both the vehicles have parking brakes, power steering, tubeless tyres and seat belts. Piaggio Porter 1000 has hydraulic brakes while Mahindra Maxximo has disc brakes. Front and rear suspension systems of both the vehicles remain the same.
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