New Delhi: Mahindra & Mahindra on Tuesday said it has launched BSVI-compliant ambulance ”Supro” in two variants in the wake of coronavirus pandemic which has led to a rise in demand for such vehicles. Developed in-house on the company”s popular Supro van platform, the vehicle is priced at Rs 6.94 lakh, the company said in a release. The first batch of 12 ambulances, which is available in two variants LX and ZX, has been manufactured exclusively for the Maharashtra government to meet its requirements for ambulances in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, it said.
Mahindra & Mahindra’s (M&M) Supro range comprises nine vehicles, both in passenger and cargo segments. “The launch of Supro ambulance to support medical care-takers to move people safely and in time is one more step by Mahindra to fight the pandemic, in addition to manufacturing of face shields, ventilators and sanitisers,” said Veejay Nakra, CEO, automotive division at M&M.
Mahindra says the compact proportions of the Mahindra Supro will help in easy maneuvering on the jam-packed Indian roads and ultimately help in saving lives. The Type B Ambulance can accommodate five attendants apart from the patient and driver and is said to be the most affordable BS6 diesel Ambulance in its category and comes under AIS 125 norms. The Supro comes with a warranty of two years/60,000 km, the company said.