Comparison: Piaggio Porter 600 and Mahindra Jeeto
Published On Jul 08, 2016
Launched as mini trucks by the respective companies, Piaggio Porter 600 and Mahindra Jeeto have been pitted as close rivals of each other. The highly popular Mahindra Jeeto which gives upto 30 percent more profit than any other mini truck, as per company claims, is a small commercial vehicle offered by the famous Indian auto maker Mahindra, starting from an ex-showroom price of INR 2 lakh. Porter 600 is a popular Italian compact half tonner from Piaggio specifically designed for addressing Indian transportation needs.
Mahindra Jeeto, launched after Mahindra Gio was shelved, has achieved brownie points among the Indian masses owing to its functionality, even threatening the market share of leading products such as Tata Ace. On the other hand, Piaggio Porter 600 comes with best in class maneuverability and more, making the vehicle an ideal choice for last mile connectivity.
Mahindra Jeeto offers much more flexibility in terms of body options, offering eight variants with varying load capacities and wheelbases as compared to Piaggio Porter 600 that offers only one body option.
Performance wise, Piaggio Porter 600 is loaded with a 7.5 bhp engine and churns out a decent power output of 27 Nm torque whereas Mahindra Jeeto is packed with a powerful 8.2 bhp 625 cc engine and generates a good 38 Nm torque. Both Jeeto and Porter 600 comply with BS-IV emission norms, are equipped with a 5-speed gearbox, and have fuel tank capacity of 10.5 litres, thus making the vehicles ideal for intra-city transportation.
Mahindra Jeeto has a 4x4 axle configuration which is the same as Piaggio Porter 600, and boasts of a GVW of 1285 kg and payload capacity of 600 kg which is slightly lesser than that of Porter 600 (with GVW of 1300 kg and payload capacity of 605 kg). However, Jeeto has a higher wheelbase of 2250 mm which ensures that the vehicle has a better hold on the road.
Apart from the standard safety features, such as hydraulic actuated front and rear drum brakes and standard front and rear suspension, Piaggio Porter 600 comes with safe night drive with twin head lamp (with individual high beam and low beam). Mahindra Jeeto, on the other hand, is fitted with disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear. Jeeto also boasts of a semi forward design for more safety, bigger windshield for better view, a strong body and chassis, and easy steering for better maneuverability.
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