In addition to the Genio single and double cab bakkie currently on offer in South Africa, Mahindra has now introduced the Genio Plus to market with a load capacity of more than 1 000 kg. The new Mahindra Genio also adds a number of standard features over and above its counterparts.
What does the Mahindra Genio Plus offer?The Genio Plus comes fitted with a front bull bar, rear bumper, side steps, front cab-mounted roll bar and a rear tailgate-side roll bar. The large corrugated cargo box is rubberised for added durability and the Genio Plus rides on alloy wheels.
In the cabin you will find two independent seats covered in durable cloth upholstery. The centre console features two cup holders and there's a digital clock mounted above large air vents. For entertainment, the Genio Plus comes fitted with a MP3 radio/Cd player and there is a SD card slot as well as a USB port.
Standard features include electric windows and exterior mirrors, fog lamps, air conditioning, central locking and power steering. ABS is is also fitted as standard.
Under the hood lies a 2.2-litre turbodiesel engine offering 88 kW and 290 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission. Mahindra claims a combined fuel consumption figure of 7.9L /100km with an approximate range of 900km from its 74-litre fuel tank.