Mahindra Alfa Load BS6 detail explained
Published On Jun 30, 2020
The popular Alfa three-wheelers get the new BS6 engine and superior aggregates to take on the rival such as Piaggio Ape and Bajaj Maxima C. We find out more details of this last-mile load carrier.
The omnipresent 3W cargo carrier delivers all kinds of cargo shipments to the consumer's door-steps are common sites across Indian cities, towns, and villages. The 3Ws are highly affordable, easy to navigate, and carry sizeable cargo, thus providing employment and business opportunities to countless people.
This segment is dominated by Mahindra & Mahindra, Piaggio Vehicles, and Bajaj Auto, with formidable value for money products catering first-time buyers, entrepreneurs, and small businesses. This segment is highly price-sensitive, customer demands durable, productive vehicles which earn more profit at affordable price. The 3W cargo trucks often used for delivering cargo to the customer's door-steps navigating through congested roads, lanes, and even challenging road conditions. To carry out such arduous distribution duties, durability, productivity, and higher mileage are imperative.
All the OEMs have worked on these requirements in providing the right product fulfilling every the cargo-carrying needs at a competitive price. Among the three top-players, Mahindra Alfa Load is one strong product in the category. Amid lockdown, when OEMs have been finding inadequate resources to upgrade the products to BS6 emission, Mahindra Alfa has launched in the stringent emission norms and available for retails sales across the company's network.
Let's look at what is on offer on this tiny cargo 3W in the new BS6 update. Looking at the specification, Mahindra has undoubtedly up the ante with the BS6 Alfa 3W with a far greater promise higher review, lower maintenance, and better mileage.
The most noticeable change is the powertrain; the engine fitted in the new Alfa Load carrier is a single-cylinder, naturally aspirated, water-cooled, direct injection, with electronic type fuel injection. The power has been increased to 7.0 kW (9.3hp) from 6.0kW in its BS4 variant. The 597.7 cc displacement engine produces a maximum torque of 23.5 Nm, tuned a 5-speed manual gearbox against 4-speed in the earlier generation. Mahindra claims segment best mileage on the new Alfa load.
Other key features include a 6-plate wet clutch, electronic handle throttle, attractive display with digital odometer, passenger cabin door, front, and rear reflective tape. The snap-fit type fuel lines at both ends, split wiring harness for the front, rear, and engine for ease of assembly and serviceability, overall less cable, eliminating choke, acceleration, and decompression cable.
Score high on rivals
Mahindra is trying to offer more bang to the customer's bucks with the new Alfa Load 3W, directly taking on its principal rival, the Piaggio Ape and Bajaj Maxima C.
Alfa Load score high on the rated payload, which carries 520 kg against rival Ape 496 kg and Maxima 430 kg. All the other vital areas, such as power, acceleration, pickup, cargo body, etc. Alfa has a comparable offering or even better in some aspect, thus proving the most suitable last-mile 3W cargo vehicle.
The wheelbase of this 3W is 2005 mm, Alfa comes in the chassis with cabin variant with the signature day cabin with deck body option and fitted with a 10.5-liter fuel tank for day-long trips. To a little comfort, the driver seat is the adjustable and tiltable handlebar steering system. Even the 3W customer demand more safety features, and hence Alfa comes with parking brakes, seatbelts, etc.
Customer waiting to buy a brand new 3W for last-miler distribution needs or starting a business, the Mahindra Alfa is among the top option in the 3W category out there. Check out more detail of this truck on Trucksdekho.
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