by arun mohan nadar , Photography : eshan shetty |
January 24, 2014 20:57 IST
Mahindra added a new variant in its commuter portfolio as it launched the Centuro N1, which is Rs 2,000 cheaper than the standard bike
Mahindra Two wheelers expanded its Centuro portfolio as it launched the new Centuro N1 today. The new N1 is cheaper than the standard Centuro by Rs 2,000. The major difference between both the bikes is that Mahindra has replaced the digital instrument cluster with an analogue one, which has resulted in the reduction of cost. The Centuro N1 has been priced at Rs 45,700 (ex-showroom Delhi). In a positive move, Mahindra hasn’t removed any of the features found on the Centuro in the N1 as the features were essential in making it stand out among all the commuter bikes which are on sale currently.
The Centuro is loaded with features that are not present even in premium segment bikes in the country such as central locking, anti-theft system with an engine immobiliser and remote 128-bit encrypted flip-key with LED lights. Apart from these features it also employs find me lights to locate the bike in crowded parking lots and guide lamps that continues to illuminate as one walks away from the bike after parking. No mechanical changes have been made on the new offering and it will powered by the same mill as found on the standard bike. The indigenously developed 110cc MCi-5 powerplant puts out 8.6PS @ 7500rpm and 8.5Nm @ 5500rpm and is mated to a six-speed transmission.
The Centuro has been a great success story for Mahindra Two Wheelers and given the brand a new lease of life in the two-wheeler spectrum. The Centuro has clocked sales of over 1 lakh units within just six months from its launch and with this cheaper variant, Mahindra will be expecting its sales figure to swell even more. Mahindra even plans to export the Centuro in South America, Africa and South-East Asia in the near future. Also at the launch, company officials added that they will be launching close to 10 new offerings in the coming few years.