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The Multix … a rugged little pick-up truck

A tiny pick-up truck has been designed to be sold for just under £2,400 and we’re not talking about a child’s electric toy! Named the Multix this Pick Up combines the Indian Rickshaw’s compact street agility with the Polaris’s off-road safety and ability to provide a four door, double cab, five-seat vehicle with 1,918 ltrs of storage/luggage space. It’s the brainchild from a mixed venture between U.S. Polaris and Eicher Motors who formed Eicher Polaris Pvt back in 2012, they wanted to produce a 3in1 vehicle, a Family Car, a Utility Truck and Generator and they have succeeded.

 

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Aimed initially at the Indian business market to fit in with their current supply of trucks, tractors and motorcycles the Multix, Personal Utility Vehicle has a 600cc diesel engine capable of over 77 mpg, and with the clever addition of a X-PORT feature the motor converts to a generator providing 3kw of power for work tools or equipment. A durable ‘Flexituff’ body is fitted over a tubular frame providing a strong light structure with roll over protection whilst ground clearance is a respectable 225mm set on an independent suspension system so it’s fit to cope with rough roads and off-road tracks alike.

 

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As yet there is only a 4×2 option, but murmurs of a 4×4 variant for future relase have been heard. Launched in thirty cities across India deliveries started in August 2015 with a choice of two designs in four colours, as yet there is no confirmation of plans to export the Multix but surely they can’t keep a little gem like this to themselves so fingers crossed as a small truck like this would be very useful to land management etc.

 

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