Mahindra Furio 7 vs Eicher Pro 2059: Key specs comparison
Published On Oct 07, 2021
How effectively the newly arrived Furio light truck takes on the established rivals? We put the Furio 7 against Pro 2059 to find out.
The 6-7T light truck is vital in the upper end of the last-mile cargo truck market in India. The booming e-commerce industry, racing to the customers doors-steps fast and quick as efficiently as possible makes the small and light truck market extremely critical today. The transport entrepreneurs, small and large fleet operations along with logistics companies are increasingly relying on small and light trucks for last-mile, regional and shorter deliveries.
OEMs are bracing themselves to cater to this changing market dynamics by offering tailor-made trucks that suit the needs of today’s highly demanding and well-informed customers in the light truck market. Thus, OEMs are constantly looking at ways to not only offer precise application based trucks but also something at an affordable price, packed with features and new technologies with competitive total-cost-of-ownership to lift customers profits.
While top truck brands such as Tata Motors, Eicher, Ashok Leyland and SML Isuzu already cater for the 6-7T GVW light truck market with super modern trucks, Mahindra is eyeing to make a mark in this high voltage, fiercely competitive segment. And to do that, the company has expanded the modern and stylish Furio range of trucks into light trucks with the introduction of three new trucks. Can the company mount a serious challenge to the already popular trucks in the segment, to know it better, we put the Furio 7 cargo truck against the Eicher Pro 2059 to compare them on key specs. Besides this one model, Eicher has multiple products in the category.
Both the trucks are categories into 4-tyre, 6950 kg gross weight category of light- trucks suitable for some of the common and routine applications such as transporting vegetables, fruits, parcel and logistics, market loads, FMCG, appliances, industrial goods and types of e-commerce products. To help you deliver this variety of cargo efficiently and profitably, the Mahindra Furio gets the reliable 2.5L mDi engine that comes with 81hp of power and 220 Nm of torque to take on all your cargo shipments deliveries. While the Pro 2059 comes with a familiar but powerful E366 engine that produces 100hp of power at 285 Nm of torque.
Like the bigger sibling Furio range, Mahindra is offering quite a feature-rich, comfortable and modern cabin with the Furio 7, which is a 5-degree cooler in the segment. Inside this truck, you find a 4-spoke tilt and telescopic power steering, intelligent driver information dashboard. The seats are quite ergonomically designed for higher comfort and legroom, besides LED cabin lamps for clear visibility at night and ample storage spaces and door utility pockets.
On the other hand, the Pro 2059 comes with Eicher's famous factory-built cabin that is spacious and safer, the famous PEGASUS look and eagle eyes. You get the tilt and telescopic, vacuum-assisted standard power steering for easier driving no matter the terrains, the mechanical steering is available as an option. The cabin is 1.8m wide with the tiltable mechanism equipped with new interiors with the infotainment system, steering mounted controls as an option and several useful features. Eicher also says the cabin is a 10-degree cooler walkthrough type with the lowest noise inside with a 4T hydraulic jack, hybrid GSL and comfortable seating in the segment. It is clear that both the OEMs are offering quite a load cabin to make your driving experience effortless.
The cargo bodies size and build quality matter a lot which essentially determines the trucks performance and capability to serve well to the customers. Thus, the Eicher Pro 2059 comes with cargo body types of cabin and chassis, full side deck and high side deck in 3177 mm & 4325 mm of internal cargo body length and 2002 mm of width, the wheelbase of this truck is 2580 mm. The Furio 7 is available in cabin and chassis and high side deck type configuration in two wheelbases of 2750 mm 3320 mm. The internal body sizes are 3200/4267 mm x 2005 x 1380 mm.
What else? Well, the Furio 7 has 8.25 x16 size tyres, the fuel tank size is 60L, likewise, the Pro 2059 gets 8.25 x 16 size tyres with a 60L anti-corrosive composite HDP polymer fuel tank. Also, both the trucks have been equipped with modern aggregates like suspensions, axles, clutch and high-quality chassis frames that last longer and offer you greater payload and flexibility.
The Eicher Pro 2059 truck currently sells in the retail price range of ₹ 14.11 - ₹ 15.05 lakh, while the Furio 7 starts with an introductory price of ₹ 14.79 lakh. (all prices ex-showroom). However, to make your deal affordable, OEMs offer trucks as customized solutions to offer you a truck that suits precisely your business, thus the prices often vary.
On specs to specs comparison, it appears that Mahindra is offering you a full-loaded truck to accelerate your transport business. The Furio 7 certainly ticks all the right boxes that promise a lot, but is that enough for you to consider this truck against the well established Eicher Pro 2059? To decide, head to your nearest outlet of each brand to check the trucks out in the real world- which would help you make an informed decision. Also, you can scan features and variants of these light trucks on TrucksDekho.com.
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