Eicher Polaris Pvt. Ltd., a 50:50 joint venture between Eicher Motors Ltd and Polaris Industries Inc has today launched their first personal utility vehicle, the ‘Multix’ in Delhi. Eicher Polaris Multix has a starting price of INR 3.19 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and it can either be registered as a private or a commercial vehicle.

Eicher Polaris is available in a choice of AX+ and MX variants. AX+ is the bare bones version with a price of INR 3.19 lakh while the MX variant is the high end variant which can seat 5 and double up as a cargo van with its cargo capacity of 1918 liters is priced at INR 3.49 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

Pankaj Dubey, Chief Executive Officer, Eicher Polaris Private Ltd, says, “It is a proud moment for us to launch Multix in the capital. We will be soon launching in other metro markets as well. Multix is a ground-up innovation, designed and engineered for the independent businessman. It is a personal vehicle loaded with utility to empower independent business owners and help them unlock their potential. We look forward to value adding to the business and personal needs of these businessmen across Delhi.”

Eicher Polaris Multix is a new product altogether which has been built from the ground up in India for India. It is powered by a 650 cc, single cylinder, four stroke engine which churns out 12.8 bhp @ 3000 rpm along with a peak torque of 37 Nm @ 1600-2000 rpm. The engine now meets BS IV emission norms and can deliver a claimed fuel efficiency of 28.45 kmpl. Manufacturers also claim that running cost of the Multix is equivalent to a two-wheeler.

Multix has been fitted with an independent suspension on all four wheels which coupled with its best in class ground clearance of 172 mm, delivers unmatched ride experience on all kinds of roads. It has a tubular frame and Roll-Over Protection System (ROPS) that provides structural stability while the Flexituff™ body is dent and scratch proof. Company also says that the Multix has undergone  18,00,000 km equivalent of rigorous testing for off-road reliability, safety & durability. Also Read: Polaris Drive Event Report: Off-road junkies paradise

The standout feature in the Multix is the X-Port which can power 3 KW of energy and act as a generator which will light up homes, powering professional equipment such as drilling machines, DJ systems, water pumps and more. Fuel consumption is nearly 0.74 to 0.85 litres of diesel per hour depending upon the usage.

Eicher Polaris Multix was until now available for sale in Eastern UP, South India and several other tier II and tier III cities including Jaipur. The company says that the response to the vehicle has been pretty decent and they are hoping to build up further on it by venturing into Delhi NCR where they had earlier opened a Multix dealership near Faridabad, Haryana. Although, this is the first one in Delhi at Patparganj, Delhi.