Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) was established in 1945 as Mahindra & Mohammed. Later on, after the partition of India, one of the partners - Ghulam Mohammad - returned to Pakistan, where he became Finance Minister. As a result, the company was renamed to Mahindra & Mahindra in 1948. M&M started its operation as a manufacturer of general-purpose utility vehicles. It assembled CKD jeeps in 1949. Over the passing years, the company expanded its business and started manufacturing light commercial vehicles (LCVs) and agricultural tractors.
Apart from agricultural tractors and LCVs, Mahindra & Mahindra also showed its dexterity in manufacturing army vehicles. Soon, it started its operations abroad, through its plants set up in China, the United Kingdom and the USA. M&M partnered with companies prominent in the international market, including Renault SA, International Truck and Engine Corporation, USA, in order to mark its global presence. M&M also started exporting its products to several countries across the world. Subsequently, it set up its branches including Mahindra Europe Srl (based in Italy), Mahindra USA Inc., Mahindra South Africa and Mahindra (China) Tractor Co. Ltd.
At the same time, M&M managed to be the largest manufacturer of tractors in India, by holding leadership in the market of the country, for around 25 years. The company is an old hand in designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing tractors as well as farm implements. It made its entry to the passenger car segment in India, with the manufacture of Logan (mid-size sedan) in April 2007, under the Mahindra Renault collaboration. Soon after the considerable success of Logan, M&M started launching a wide range of LCVs and three wheelers as well as SUVs including Scorpio and Bolero. In the present time, Bolero has gained immense popularity in India. It is one of the most opted vehicles in its class.
Mahindra Bolero is one of the most successful and popular utility vehicle of the Mahindra and Mahindra Group. The car is robust in appearance and it has been elegantly designed, keeping in mind the conditions of the Indian roads. Mahindra Bolero is also among the best fuel efficient cars of India as the manufacturer has equipped it with a 2500 cc diesel engine with 5-speed transmission.
Mahindra & Mahindra Limited launched Mahindra Scorpio as its first Sports Utility Vehicle in India in 2002. This SUV has redefined the expectations for the design of SUVs with its sturdy looks and powerful performance, the sophisticated interior design adds to the further glory to the appearance.
Mahindra & Mahindra is planning to launch a new
multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) to take on the Toyota Innova and the
Chevrolet Tavera in both the individual buyer and taxi segments.
Mahindra has currently named the project Ingenio. The vehicle is
expected to hit the market in 2008.
Mahindra Renault Logan
Much awaited Mahindra-Renault Logan has been launched in India. This compact sedan is a spacious, practical and affordable vehicle. The outlook of Logan is impressive and the basic version is a value for money, however the top-end versions are a bit high on price. The prominent feature of this car is its performance, interiors and economy.
For all those luxury riders who are passionate about the traditional ways but do not wish to be left behind in the contemporary, Mahindra & Mahindra, the leading SUV player in India, comes up with the perfect blend in the form of the much-awaited Mahindra Thar. Blessed with an admirable retro-look and unique style statement, this model sets to grab eyeballs in lifestyle vehicle segment in the Indian market.