The images shows the Eicher Polaris Flexituff LCV in three options including a hard-top, soft-top as well as an open-top, it will hit the market later this year.
Polaris Industries and Eicher Motors collaborated earlier this year to develop a new Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) for the Indian market and we now have official images of the upcoming LCV to be called as the ‘Flexituff’ which will be available in different body styles. Targeted at the agricultural industry including farmers and bakers, the Flexituff will be launched in an open-top, soft-top and hard-top versions while there is also a twin cab pickup variant and a load carrying variant said to be in the works.
The Eicher Polaris Flexituff uses a tubular frame construction and will be using composite materials to keep a light kerb weight. As seen in the leaked patent image, the hard top passenger carrying variant gets a tall body design to maximize space and comes with doors while the soft-top and open-top variants will be used for more field friendly duties. There is also an open deck at the back that can be used to stow agricultural equipment.
In terms of aesthetics, the Eicher Polaris Flexituff gets a simple front fascia with flat body panels keeping the costs to a minimum. Coming to the powertrain, the Tata Magic Iris rival will be powered by a 600cc diesel engine sourced from Greaves Cotton with the output yet to be disclosed. The powerplant will be sending power to the rear wheels and is said to be a frugal unit returning a fuel efficiency figure of 25 km/l. The Polaris-Eicher collaboration will see the new LCV manufactured at the latter’s Jaipur based facility and the company has an initial sales target of around 10,000-12,000 units per annum. More details on the Flexituff are expected in the following months as the official launch nears.