by arun mohan nadar , Photography : kunal khadse |
April 3, 2013 19:55 IST
Mahindra has added three new variants to its 110cc commuter bike, Pantero, with prices starting at Rs 44,690 (ex-showroom, Chennai)
When the Mahindra Pantero was launched in January this year, it was available in only one variant, the T-1, at a price of Rs. 48,990 (ex-showroom Chennai) but now the Pantero is available in three more variants with prices starting at Rs 44,690 (ex-showroom Chennai). Update (09/05/2013): Mahindra has also launched all four variants of the Pantero in Delhi with prices in the city being significantly less than Chennai's. Price of the base variant starts at Rs 39,650 whereas the top variant costs Rs 43,150.
Mahindra has been successful in pricing the Pantero competitively as the base variant is cheaper by Rs 3500 compared to a similarly specced Honda Dream Neo and Rs 3,300 lower than the base variant of Hero Splendor. However, the company had announced plans of adding more variants in the future in a phased manner. Mahindra, it appears, has kept its promise and introduced the Pantero in three additional options.
The commuter bike is now available in three new options, T-2, T-3 and T-4 apart from the existing T-1 variant. The T-2 variant is available with self start, alloy wheels and analogue instrument console whereas the T-3 has kick start, alloy wheels and analogue console. The base T-4 variant comes with the barebones kick start, spoke wheels and analogue console. The introduction of the new variants will offer more choice to buyers looking to buy the model and at different price point.
The Pantero is Mahindra’s latest effort to penetrate the commuter bike segment and is powered by an indigenously designed MCi-5 engine capable of producing 8.6PS of power and 8.5Nm of torque. The bike also has a high ground clearance of 165mm and a seat that measures 774mm in length, which Mahindra touts is the longest in-its-class. Mahindra claims the Pantero delivers a mileage of 79.5kmpl though in our tests, the figure came out to be 68.25kmpl. The top of the line T-1 variant is priced . Also read: Mahindra Pantero Road Test