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Mahindra & Mahindra has launched the Genio for the global markets like South Africa, Sri Lanka, Latin America and Australia. Unlike the workhorse that the Genio in India is, the global model is more of a lifestyle pick-up vehicle. Therefore, the Genio’s export sibling gets the Xylo front-end, classier body work and more creature comforts. Also Read - Video : Drive to Discover S4: The Honda Amaze travels from Visakhapatnam to Kolkata
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The Mahindra Genio is powered by a 2.2-litre diesel engine that puts out 120 PS of power and 290 Nm of torque. It is mated to a five speed manual transmission and a four wheel drive system. The Genio’s export model also gets anti-lock brakes and is Euro 4 norms.
“This is a proud moment for all of us at Mahindra as it marks our very first global launch in India. Manufactured at our world class plant in Chakan, the Genio incorporates a high level of technological excellence, both in terms of power and styling. This next generation pick up launched to much critical acclaim in India and is now all set to be marketed worldwide,” said Dr. Pawan Goenka, President – Automotive and Farm Equipment Sectors, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
“Powered by the state-of-the-art mHawk engine, the Mahindra Genio is ideal for both efficient cargo movement as well as luxurious cabin comfort for self travel. It offers a unique blend of international styling, luxurious interiors, business class comfort, safety and class leading convenience features. This world class product is in sync with our philosophy of Rise as it has been designed keeping the needs of the customer in mind. To begin with, the Genio will roll out in South Africa , Sri Lanka and shortly thereafter in Latin America & Australia where Mahindra already has a considerable presence in the pick up segment,” said Mr. Pravin Shah, Chief Executive, International Operations (Automotive & Farm Equipment Sectors), Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.