Many say Mahindra is fighting a lost battle with Pantero since it is based on a flop product Stallio. It appears Mahindra is not going to give up. Barely a few days back, we learnt that Mahindra is testing the Pantero once again albeit with a few changes.
Now, we have spotted this mule once again in Pune and share with you some interesting observations:
- Round Headlamp: As was the case with the earlier spyshots, this mule is also running with a round headlamp. The only difference was that, this time it was covered. Mahindra bidding a good bye to that ugly bikini fairing of the current Pantero which looked like someone has punched it hard on its nose; We are happy!
- Analog Display: This mule is running analog meters which feature a speedometer and a fuel gauge. Yet again a welcome change! Current lower Pantero variants also come with an analog meter assembly. Do they look the same? We do not know since we have never seen a lesser Pantero variant yet. Our test bike was the top of the line which came with a digital display.
- Basic Side Blinkers: This mule also carries different and basic side blinkers. The one on the Pantero are sharper and look decent. The ones on these are completely utilitarian-round.
Apart from these, this mule is running on spoke wheels and carries over the tank pad and other bits of the current Pantero. It also carries footsteps on both the sides. There were a few pipes and wires that were running around this mule and there is a bleak possibility that this new entry level Pantero may come with Centuro’s tune.
Current Pantero starts at Rs 39,608 ex-showroom Pune and with this stripped-down Pantero showing signs of further feature-slashing, we can expect a really striking price tag!
So, is this one of the Mahindra’s 10 upcoming products in India?