India’s third largest automobile manufacturer and the world’s largest tractor manufacturer, Mahindra makes some of the most rugged and mass-market appealing utility vehicles in the country. Mahindra, established in 1945 originally as a steel trading company, it was only in 1948 that Mahindra started to make automobiles when they earned the license to make the Willys Jeep in India. From making rude yet dependable utility vehicles to modern and sophisticated SUVs, Mahindra has come a long way, especially in the last two decades.
Mahindra’s current portfolio consists of a range of utility vehicles and passenger cars. Mahindra’s utility vehicle portfolio includes the Bolero, Scorpio, Xylo, Quanto and the XUV 500. Mahindra’s passenger car portfolio includes the Verito sedan, which is essentially a first generation Renault Logan which has been reskinned and the Verito Vibe notchback which is a sub-4-meter version of the same car. They also makes Mahindra Thar, a new and updated version of the Mahindra MM540 or CJ5 jeep with a modern drive train and transmission along with 4wd capabilities.
Mahindra also owns controlling stake in Ssangyong, a south Korean automobile manufacturer. The manufacturer owns Mahindra Reva, through which they make electric vehicles like the likable e2o electric car. The Mahindra e2o is essentially the replacement to the original Reva and offers a much more usable stance on electric cars.Read MoreRead Less