Mahindra & Mahindra recently announced the launch of the BS6 Supro Ambulance, developed in house on the company’s popular Supro van platform. The ambulance is available in two variants – LX and ZX at a price of Rs.6.94 Lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai), making it an attractive proposition for customers. The first batch of this ambulance has been manufactured exclusively for the Maharashtra Government to meet their requirements for Ambulances to battle against the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to Veejay Nakra, CEO – Automotive Division, M&M, “As a caring and responsible corporate citizen, Mahindra wants to enable people to rise by driving positive change in their lives. The launch of Supro Ambulance to support medical caretakers to move people safely and in time, is a clear testimony of this philosophy. This is one more step by Mahindra to fight the pandemic, in addition to manufacturing of face shields, ventilators and sanitizers.”
Nakra further added, “We are delighted to partner the Government of Maharashtra in their efforts to fight the pandemic. First batch of 12 vehicles have been produced in record time and delivered to them already. Several other Government organizations, NGOs and Corporates have also shown active interest in procuring the Supro Ambulance. Hence, we are quickly ramping up the capacity to add this growing demand. This is the most affordable solution fitted with all necessary equipment and complying to all norms.”
Furthermore, the Supro Ambulance is factory fitted with all the essential equipment including a foldable stretcher cum trolley, medical kit box, provision for an oxygen cylinder, fire extinguisher along with internal lighting, flame-resistant interiors, and an announcement system. On the exterior, the ambulance is equipped with AIS 125 certified retro-reflective decals, 75% frosted windows, and a beacon light with a siren. Mahindra developed the Supro Ambulance to assist medical and health services, especially during the ongoing global pandemic.
The Supro Ambulance is powered by Mahindra’s DI engine, which delivers 46bhp and 100Nm of torque. It comes with a class-leading warranty of 2 years or 60,000 km (whichever is earlier) and is the most affordable BS6-compliant diesel Ambulance in the category. It can accommodate five attendants apart from the patient and driver and it’s the first batch will be dispatched to meet urgent requirements of Maharashtra Government, as mentioned earlier.