Mahindra releases teaser video of its upcoming America only off-road vehicle


Mahindra Automotive North America (MANA) to launch Roxor off-road vehicle from its newly opened headquarters cum manufacturing facility located at Metro Detroit, Southeast Michigan.

Exact details and specifications of the vehicle like powertrain, gearbox, et cetera are not known yet. The vehicle name is Roxor and the planned launch date is 2018 March 02nd .

About MANA

Mahindra Automotive North America (MANA) is Mahindra’s North American automotive headquarters. In addition to leading all North America activity, MANA is a comprehensive automotive design, engineering and vehicle development center. Established in 2013 and located in Troy, Michigan, MANA’s team of veteran executives, engineers and designers working with affiliate Mahindra automotive teams in India, Korea and Italy, is playing a key role in growing Mahindra’s global automotive business.

Learn more about Mahindra Automotive North America at: www.mahindraautomotiveNA.com

About THE MAHINDRA GROUP

The Mahindra Group is a USD 19 billion federation of companies that enables people to rise through innovative mobility solutions, driving rural prosperity, enhancing urban living, nurturing new businesses and fostering communities. It has a leadership position in utility vehicles, information technology, financial services and vacation ownership in India and is the world’s largest tractor company, by volume.  It also enjoys a strong presence in agribusiness, components, commercial vehicles, consulting services, energy, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate, steel, aerospace, defense and two wheelers. Headquartered in India, Mahindra employs more than 200,000 people across 100 countries.

Learn more about Mahindra at www.mahindra.com

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October 2017 car sales snapshot

October 2017 car sales in India

Apart from Maruti, Tata, Toyota, Fiat and Skoda, every other OEM saw a decline in sales compared to the last October. Tata Motors sales stood flat when compared to the same period last year. Fiat is riding high on the top of the Jeep Compass sales. Hyundai India sales decline is marginal. Ford and Renault are the biggest losers. On the whole October 2017 proved to be a tough month for Indian auto industry. Stay tuned detailed model wise sales report.

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Via: Autopunditz

Mahindra mulls turning Pininfarina into premium EV brand

SEOUL–India’s Mahindra Group plans to enter the U.S. and China, the world’s two biggest auto markets, with high-end electric vehicles to be made by its Italian auto-design affiliate Pininfarina SpA, the auto giant said.

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Pininfarina H2 speed Concept

“We’re exploring right now the potential of building an electric supercar, which will be branded Pininfarina. Certainly, we’re looking to sell it in the U.S.,” Anand Mahindra, chairman of the Mahindra Group, said in an interview.

Mahindra will also will look to enter China, the world’s No. 1 auto market and a good market for high-end performance cars, through Pininfarina, he said.

Mr. Mahindra is in Seoul for the 2017 Seoul Motor Show.

Mahindra Group, a conglomerate that makes airplanes, cars and tractors, acquired the Italian auto-design specialist in 2015 in a EUR25.5 million ($28.1 million) deal to boost its automotive credentials globally.

Best known for a historical relationship with Ferrari NV, Pininfarina’s designs have long been copied by other global auto makers.

Mr. Mahindra said the group aims to enhance its investments and presence in the U.S. largely through its South Korean auto unit, Ssangyong Motor Co.

“Competing in the U.S. is like the old Frank Sinatra song that if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere,” he said. “So when you sell cars in the U.S., it forces you to be the most competitive.”

He said the auto group would “double its bets” in the U.S. but declined to reveal specific amounts.

Global auto makers have announced increased investments in the U.S. as President Donald Trump is raising demands that more goods be made in America.

“President Donald Trump’s policies are not global, but inward looking,” Mr. Mahindra said. Still, he said, Mr. Trump’s promises will help the American economy strengthen.

Hyundai Motor Co. said in January that it would invest up to $3.1 billion in its U.S. manufacturing facilities and that it is considering building a new plant there, joining other auto makers in highlighting investment plans after Trump criticized the industry.

Ssangyong Motor Chief Executive Choi Johng-sik said Thursday that the company is preparing for a U.S. entry but that it would take at least three years to complete its decision.

More immediately, Mr. Choi said, Ssangyong is considering expanding its presence in China by building a manufacturing plant in the world’s largest market and localizing its products there.

He said the company would complete a decision on that by the end of the first half.

Ssangyong, which specializes in sport-utility vehicles, signed an initial agreement with China’s Shaanxi Autombile Group Co. in October to start a joint venture.

Shaanxi Automobile is China’s fourth-largest maker of heavy-duty trucks by output.

Mahindra’s Innova Crysta rival spied on test near Chennai

Mahindra and Mahindra is actively testing a new MPV which could enter the company lineup in 2017. The post Mahindra’s Innova Crysta rival spied on test near Chennai appeared first on RushLane.

via Mahindra’s Innova Crysta rival spied on test near Chennai — RushLane

Mahindra bags Airbus contract to manufacture helicopter parts in India

Mahindra Aerostructures is the first Indian company to receive a contract from Airbus Helicopters as Tier I supplier. The post Mahindra bags Airbus contract to manufacture helicopter parts in India appeared first on RushLane.

via Mahindra bags Airbus contract to manufacture helicopter parts in India — RushLane

Mahindra To Challenge Tesla With Pininfarina Based Electric Supercar

Mahindra, with the help of the Italian designer, plans to launch a Pininfarina based electric supercar to rival Tesla in the top-end electric car segment. Pininfarina, will also work in tandem with Mahindra for the company’s products. The Italian studio designed the Ferrari 458 supercar Mahindra’s recent amelioration in various fronts have catapulted its status…

via Mahindra To Challenge Tesla With Pininfarina Based Electric Supercar — MotorBeam