Mahindra Mini Xylo is a vehicle for all the occasions

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Every one has particular taste in life and this applies to the cars as well. Not everybody has the same requirements and choice in terms of the cars they want as well. Mahindra too is looking to cater to a particular segment of audience with the same philosophy in mind. The company is planning to come up with a car that caters to an audience who not only want to own a car but also want to have the occasional hilt with the speed. The Mahindra is about introduce a mini version of the xylo that will not only suit the family audience but also for odd off road escapades. The car is expected to create a new space in the market with its entry level price for a SUV and also give a new option for the family buyer. The car though being a trimmed down version of the Xylo will still hold the same strong and bulky nature of the standard xylo.

 

The car can easily seat up to five people compared to eight people in the standard xylo version. The eight seater car had five doors for an easy entry and exit while the mini version might not have the same large finesse it will still hold its stead with some compact and neat features. The car is also expected to have some of the most common features like the central locking system for safety and prevent any un warranted entry into the car.

 

The mini is also expected to have some comfort features like the power windows which is once again a common sight in most of the cars these days. However, what separate the mini xylo from the rest of the pack are the interior features and the build quality. The car like a typical suv will adorn a muscular and stud look to it.

 

Like most of the suvs, the mini xylo too can be used like a multi purpose car for the usual transportation and for any heavy load work as well. Mahindra has always been considered good for both the purposes. More so the car is specially suited for small business purposes and for the big Indian parivar during their festive purchases. The car is ever ready like your friendly neighbourhood transporter for most occasions and situations.

 

The complete range of the xylo variant includes the Mahindra Xylo E-4, Mahindra Mini Xylo Hatch and Mahindra Xylo mHawk, each with some specific feature. All the cars though born of the same platform are specifically built for a unique purpose. So when you are going out to buy your new xylo make sure you do some research work on the kind of Mahindra Xylo that will suit you and off course the prices as well. The car prices vary on the features, the build quality and the market positioning.

 

One of the hall marks of the Mahindra Xylo range has been the mileage they provide along with some raw power. The car gives a better average mileage compared to most of the suvs in the market. Truly, the mahindra mini xylo is a vehicle for all the occasions.

Mahindra Thar Looks, Price and Specifications

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Mahindra Thar looks

The Mahindra Thar has been the toast of off-roading enthusiasts in India. This apart even the looks and the specifications have also been the icing on the cake with audience.

The Mahindra Photos of the exterior reveal that the Indian 4×4 keeps its virility, the signature look that has been the ever green favorite among its owners. The round Jeep style flood lamps and the trademark style slotted grille give the car a daring look at the front.

The Mahindra Thar Photos of the Interior also reveal that the car is not only a mean machine but also a comfort babe with standard luxury features like air-conditioning (optional), power steering, independent front suspension, as well as stabilizer bars that gives you a no holds barred off-road experience.

Mahindra Thar Specifications

TheMahindra Thar Specifications with regard to the engine are the car comes in a 2.5 litre CRDe engine: 105 Bhp power with 247 Nm torque and 2.5 litres Di engine: 63 Bhp power with 180 Nm torque. The car has a neat ground clearance of 200mm capable of handling any terrain.

The Mahindra Thar India comes in four variants

– Mahindra Thar Di 4X2 BS3

– Mahindra Thar Di 4X4 BS3

– Mahindra Thar CRDe 4X4 BS4

The advanced Mahindra Thar Specifications include the auto-locking hub lock system which means the four-wheel drive would not require anyone to get out of the car to manually lock the front hubs. The Mahindra Thar India has a five speed manual Borg Warner gearbox incorporating high and low ratios. For off road drives you have the low and high gear ratios, 1.48: 1 and 1.0: 1 respectively. The power is pumped by the 16 inch tires with leaf springs at the back.

Mahindra Thar Price

The Mahindra Thar On Road Price costs Rs. 6, 92,000 Mumbai although these price are just indicative and the actual purchase price might vary. This time though Mahindra Thar Price seems to be on wrong side of the bed. The car considering its build quality and being from an Indian company some might feel the cost is on the higher side.

 

The Mahindra Thar Price as per the Variants

DThar Di 4x22523cc, TDRs. 5, 50, 000

DThar CRDe 4x42498cc, CRDeRs. 6, 92,000

DThar Di 4x42523cc, TDRs. 6, 98,000

Mahindra XUV Car 500 Price Review and Specifications

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The official verdict is out. Earlier codenamed as the W201 is now the new Mahindra XUV 500 which will be on the roads from the 28th September 2011. The car is one of kind because it has been built with significant inputs from customers across the globe. The company further cleared that it will launch the much anticipated one of a kind SUV on the September 28, 2011. After this the pricing, strategy and technology behind the vehicle would be announced the next day before a visit to the Chakan plant and test drives.

The car has been completely conceptualized, designed and created at the company’s R & D unit at Chennai with the main focus point being the end customer. The engine is again a first of a kind transverse engine. The novelty does not end here. In fact even the design of the car is based on the monocoque design which just takes out of the box features to a different level. Apart from being different, the car has also adheres to top notch standards, quality, technology, testing, norms, regulations and emissions.

Mahindra has not taken success lightly despite the huge sales of Mahindra Scorpio, Mahindra Bolero and the recently launched Mahindra Thar. The company does not want to rest on its laurels and it is the manufacturer’s first attempt at a vehicle aiming at different driving terrains and customers across the globe.

Even the name of the car has not been spared. The 00 in the XUV 500 means double 00 similar to 007 in the famous spy character, the James bond. The overall built of the car is carefully balanced with good proportions distributed all over. The car over all has an imposing stance slightly bending forward which is the final outcome with most monocoque or unibody constructions.

From the computer graphic generated images of the car it is evident that the car has high elevated swept back floodlights. The curvy Mahindra grille as usual rounds off the overall exterior looks making for an eye catching delight. The elevating beltline and tapered roof give it an air of compactness. All these changes are from reports so if Mahindra does not have any other surprises up its sleeve then the XUV 500 will surely be the most attractive product from the house of Mahindra and Mahindra. All this will set up a perfect platform for the M&M, which is hoping its next gen vehicles will put it par with auto makers around the world.

The car has a transversely located 2.2-litre mHawk engine and a new transaxle, specifically developed for the “XUV500” entirely from scratch. The gear transmission is a novelty as well with five and six speed options made with assistance from Ricardo. The engine will have a power of up to 120 to 140 bhp with torque of 32.6 kgm. Then there are the surprise elements like the traction control, ESP, hill descent control capable of handling any terrain.

The XUV 500 will make its debut in India and South Africa and is later slated for releases all over the world. The car will simultaneously come in both two wheel and four wheel drive options. The XUV500 till date can be held as Mahindra’s litmus test product. The car will be positioned above the Scorpio and it could cost around Rs 13 lakh for the base 2WD version.

Mahindra XUV500 Car Has the License to Thrill

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Mahindra XUV500 is all set to rule the roads from the 28th September this 2011. The XUV will be a first of its kind from the house of the Mahindra. In fact the car has been designed by taking inputs for style and development inputs from customers all over the world. The car has been also tested in various parts of the world across Europe, Australia and South Africa among others.

Mahindra is looking to create a niche identity for itself in this category. It is looking at a place between the Scorpio and the upbeat SUVs. The car is aimed at the gen next and will be styled according to the taste of the youth. The 00 in the name of the Mahindra XUV500 is not just mere numbers. They are similar to that of 00 in the James Bond character. In short the car wants to convey that it is a class ahead in terms of fashion and high tech features. To testify this gen next breed the car has been manufactured using the best in class quality standards.

The Mahindra XUV500 also owns the distinction of being the country’s first indigenously developed monocoque SUV. It is also equipped with a novel transverse engine from the Mahindra. The XUV500 is truly niche and world class and this is further exemplified in the way it was conceptualized and created. Right from ensuring the global standards, quality, technology, testing norms, regulations and emissions every aspect related to the car has not at all been comprised.

The XUV500, in fact seems to indicate the future path of the Mahindra. The Mahindra XUV 500 SUV will be run by a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine and generates a maximum power of 140 bhp and a torque of 326 Nm.

Pawan Goenka, President, Automotive & Farm Equipment Sectors, M&M Ltd. told “We are all set to create a new milestone with the launch of the Mahindra XUV500 which truly embodies and encapsulates the essence of the Mahindra Rise philosophy. Having extensively tested and validated our product with global and Indian customers alike, I am happy to add that we will simultaneously launching the XUV500 in South Africa under the same brand name. I am confident that the XUV500 will follow in the footsteps of its illustrious predecessors to evolve into an iconic brand.”

Rajesh Jejurikar, Chief Executive, Automotive Division, M&M Ltd. said, “The Mahindra brand has evolved over time. Today it enjoys the strongest equity in the SUV category. Therefore, Mahindra will now be the lead brand for the XUV500. Additionally, with the XUV500 we are attempting to create a new category in the SUV segment, that will not only challenge the conventional but will also certainly translate into double customer delight.”

Mahindra has now sort of made a track record in the SUV category with a huge share of the market. The company leads the pack with a market share of 60.5 percent. The success of Mahindra is largely attributed to the Indian and global iconic brands like the Bolero, the Scorpio and the Xylo.

Mahindra XUV500 Car Is the New Bond on the Roads

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The much awaited SUV code named as W201, the Mahindra XUV 500 is all set to make its appearance on the roads in a few days as we write. In fact the number ‘500’ in the name is similar to the double 00 in the James Bond character. The entire design and development for this first of a kind SUV has been done by Mahindra itself. The Mahindra will arrive at a price of 12 to 14 lakhs in the Indian markets. The launch date is expected to be on the 28th of September 2011.

Mahindra XUV 500 Engine

The Mahindra XUV 500 is bolstered by an engine with 2179cc. The 2.2 litre engine will be similar to that of the mHawk engine of the Mahindra Scorpio. The XUV 500 will power up to a maximum of 120 Bhp and a maximum torque of 290 Nm. The gear box is fused with a 6 speed manual gearbox. It is also expected to arrive in a 6 speed automatic transmission option as well.


Mahindra XUV Exteriors

The Mahindra XUV is one of a kind SUV in its generation. You will hardly find anything like it on the roads. The Mahindra XUV 500 will have a wide front body with the company’s logo at the centre of the front grille. The Car will also sport LED lights along with xenon flood lights and fog lamps for enhanced vision during the drive. The XUV will be a mean machine with huge rough and tough wheel arches. The macho machine will be buoyed by an equally monstrous 17 inch alloy wheels.

Mahindra XUV 500 Interiors

With its one of a kind exterior looks the Mahindra XUV 500 is not far behind in the interior segment as well. The car is nothing short of premium comfort in the SUV segment. The car boasts of comfort features from the both the worlds of SUV and the Sedan. Some of the features are power steering, power windows, dual-zone climate control system, along with an in built music system to take care of the entertainment. AUX, USB and Bluetooth connectivity is also expected to adorn the Mahindra SUV. The driver seat will be a delight with the electronic adjustable option in addition to the retractable ORVM’s. If rumors are to be believed the car is also expected to come with a global positioning system to keep track of the locations.

Mahindra XUV 500 Ride and Handling

With a robust power of up to 120 bhp steaming the engines, the Mahindra XUV 500 is expected to come with an equally powerful breaking system to cool the car’s thrills. The XUV 500 is expected to have disc braking system at both the front and back wheels.It will also have an Electronic Stability Program in place to keep the big SUV under control irrespective of any terrain. To fight off any global dominance the XUV 500 is also thinking on the lines of international auto brands. It has all the possibilities of having a cruise control and traction control as well.

Mahindra XUV 500 Specifications

This time around though Mahindra is the leader in the SUV segment in the Indian market the company has not just merely launched a SUV. In fact the company claims to have carried out extensive research across the globe before arriving at the design of the Mahindra SUV in India.

The Mahindra XUV500 also owns the distinction of being the country’s first indigenously developed monocoque SUV. It is also equipped with a novel transverse engine from the Mahindra. The XUV500 is truly niche and world class and this is further exemplified in the way it was conceptualized and created.

Mahindra XUV 500 Ex-Showroom Price

The much awaited SUV from Mahindra, the XUV 500 will be available with 4X2 and 4X4 variants. The 4X2 variant is likely to be placed under a price tag of 11- 14 lakhs. The 4X4 variant of the SUV will be priced within the 15- 17 lakh Indian Rupees.

Mahindra XUV 500 Models

Mahindra XUV 500 is expected to come in Mahindra XUV 500 2WD and Mahindra XUV 500 4WD models

Mahindra XUV 500 2WD

This will be the 2179cc mHawk engine powered car. It will be the two wheel drive version.

Mahindra XUV 500 4WD

It will also be powered by the same 2179cc engine with a four wheel drive.

Mahindra XUV 500 Competitors

The Mahindra XUV looks to place itself between the likes of Scorpio and the upbeat SUV cars like the Toyota Fortuner, Chevrolet Captiva, Mitsubishi Outlander, and Honda CRV. Probably the only remote competitor could be the yet another out of the box Skoda Yeti.

Mahindra XUV 500 Mileage

As per reports the car rightly offers to deliver of 12kmpl in the city and 14 kmpl on the highways.

Mahindra XUV 500 Safety Features

The Mahindra XUV 500 would be well loaded with advanced safety features like the ABS and EBD, along with six airbags to provide utmost safety at the instance of a collision. The park assist feature with parking sensors is definitely an additional safety measure which is very much needed with such a huge size vehicle. Fog lamps, rear defogger, high mounted stop lamps etc ensure total safety.

Mahindra XUV500 Car the Mark of a New Beginning

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Mahindra XUV 500 launched at a starting price of Rs 10.8 lakh. Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), India’s current leader in the SUV segment on Thursday launched its new global sport utility vehicle XUV 500. The bookings for the car will begin from Saturday. This is considered as Mahindra’s most touted launch after the Xylo.
The XUV 500 is looked to fill the gap between the Scorpio and the premium SUV range that include the likes of the Toyota Fortuner, Chevrolet Captiva, Mitubishi Outlander, Honda CRV. The XUV 500 is available in both 4×2 and 4×4 drive options.

Taking the XUV500 to a global level the car will be launched in South Africa tomorrow. “In the next six months, it will be launched in Australia, South and Central America, Western Europe and SAARC countries,” M&M President (Automotive and Farm Equipment) Pawan Goenka told reporters here.

In India the car will initially be available in all the major metros including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Pune. The car will be expected to compete with the likes of General Motors’ Captiva and the Toyota Fortuner, which are priced at around Rs 19-20 lakh.

M&M Chief of Operations (Automotive Sector) Rajesh Jejurikar said the price of the XUV500 could be revised after three months, depending on commodity prices and other input costs.

In fact the XUV500 is looked as the mark of a new beginning from Mahindra and Mahindra. It reflects the company’s growing aspirations towards the global market. M&M Vice-Chairman Anand Mahindra said: “XUV500 is much more than a car. It will be another cult vehicle, as Scorpio was.”

Goenka said the XUV500, the company has spent a whopping 650 crore just to develop the car. It is the first product from its Chennai research and development centre. It will be produced at the Chakan plant. He said the new vehicle would “redefine M&M as the Scorpio did nine years back”.

As of now the company has no sales figures to compete with and will have a wait and watch look. Officials said M&M has made arrangements for an initial production capacity of 2,000 units a month.

The XUV is also a first of its kind vehicle for Mahindra in many ways. The Mahindra XUV 500 also owns the distinction of being the country’s first indigenously developed monocoque SUV. It is also equipped with a novel transverse engine from the Mahindra. The XUV 500 is truly niche and world class and this is further exemplified in the way it was conceptualized and created. Right from ensuring the global standards, quality, technology, testing norms, regulations and emissions every aspect related to the car has not at all been comprised.
The Mahindra XUV 500 SUV will be run by a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine and generates a maximum power of 140 bhp and a torque of 326 Nm. The M-Hawk engine is now in an east-west layout as against a north-south placement in other Mahindra vehicles. The list of first time just does not end here. The car also has a six speed manual gearbox, developed in house by Mahindra itself as is the front wheel drive transfer case. The entry level variants will be front wheel drive while another version will have an all wheel drive layout with a torque on demand mechanism also delivering drive to the rear wheels.

The front grille of the XUV 500 is also a first of its kind with projector headlamps, LED day time running lights, large front bumper with streaked air dam and recessed fog lamps make for an aggressive finish.

The car is equipped with disc brakes on all wheels. The safety is encapsulated with ABS, EBD, and ESP. The front seats have air bags. The start/stop is a standard attachment and it also has a hill descent control for the top line offering.

The Mahindra XUV500 Pricing Ex-showroom Delhi:

Mahindra XUV 500 W8 four wheel drive – Rs 10.80 lakhs

Mahindra XUV 500 W8 two wheel drive – Rs 11.95 lakhs

Mahindra XUV 500 W8 four wheel drive – Rs 12.88 lakhs

Mahindra to Bring the Cheapest Sports Utility Car

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Mahindra and Mahindra is gearing up to release a mini SUV at a mind boggling starting price of just Rs 3-4 lakh. In fact work on the project has already begun almost a year earlier. The Indian SUV leader is teaming up with the South Korean Ssangyong Motors to bring up this latest marvel.

The company is expected to come up with car in 28 months and is currently working under the secret codename S101 for the new SUV. The car will come in two fuel versions with the petrol variant to be propelled by a 1-1.2 litre engine, while the diesel version will be equipped with a more robust 1.5 litre engine.

If the company launches the vehicle with the speculated price of around Rs 3-4 lakh this would be the cheapest SUV across the world. There has been no official confirmation on any of these reports from the company but the reports are from a reputed news source in the auto industry. As per those media reports the company has already over a hundred engineers working on the project and will use the expertise of Ssangyong, to launch the ultra low cost SUV.

The company will be able to draw a new line of consumers who are looking for a low cost SUV. If the SUV is able to carry off with style and a robust performance the car will surely give a run for its money to the low cost and mid segment cars in the market. The fact that the SUV market in India has also not fully realized its potential will work in the favour of the company. Currently SUV cars from MNC automakers come at a premium price tag of 15-20 lakh and Indian car makers offer the same at a price tag of Rs 6.5 lakh.

Currently entry segment cars in India are ruling the roost with the likes of Tata Nano (priced between Rs 1.47 lakh to Rs 2.05 lakh), Maruti Suzuki 800 (Rs 1.99 lakh to Rs 2.42 lakh), Hyundai Santro Xing (Rs 2.84 lakh), Maruti Suzuki Alto (Rs 2.39 lakh to Rs 2.89 lakh), Hyundai Eon (Rs 2.71 lakh to Rs 2.93 lakh) and Maruti Eeco (Rs 2.95 lakh).One must tread the path of buying a low cost entry level cars with caution and only price should not influence the purchasing decision. Customers should tread the path of buying a car with caution and keep in mind that low costs always does not lead to a good value buy. Sooner or later you might end up losing a lot more if you have not brought the right car.

Mahindra Xylo Car Review and Specifications

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Mahindra Xylo is latest entrant from Mahindra. This vehicle is for the rough and rugged with an aggressive look yet appealing to the eyes. The car is a combination of sporty and classy looks. This one looks like a sure shot for the adventure thirsty and customers looking for a value buy.

Engine: It comes in two engine variants. The diesel engine with a capacity of 2498cc is for the power fanatics with robust performance. Packed with a common rail direct injection engine it is available in five speed manual transmission. It is a 112 horse power engine with a torque of 260.

Exterior: The front grille immediately grabs attention with graphics. The front bumper of the car complements the looks and offers good protection. The door handles are simple and match the body color to the exterior. The car occupies up to seven people.

Interiors: The interiors have ample space justifying the tag line. Whatever the terrain you drive on the comfort seems to just follow you. The ambience inside is further enhanced with the leather and fabric upholstery. Other features include the door pads, chromed inner door handles, sporty cockpit, drive selection and parking brake levers, wood print panels, and multi meter. The adjustable steering wheel and the fold able arm rests present in the car makes for a comfortable drive. The surround cool dual air conditioner cools the car instantly. The storage section is also taken care of with the availability of huge leg space, cup holders and storage compartments at the front doors. Some other exciting comfort features are the fold able flight trays for snacks, mobile charging, courtesy lamps, express power windows, integrated footstep, roof console for spectacle, etc.

Safety Features: It has 15 inch alloy puncture resistant wheels. The specification of wheels is capable of taking any road condition. Then the usual safety measure like the airbags for all, fog lamps, engine immobilizer, crumple zone protection and seat belt warning to name a few.

Ride and Handling: The car comes with front disc and back drum brakes with independent coil spring suspension at the front and multi link coil spring at the rear. This high powered engine delivers an impressive mileage.

Available in four basic models it comes in shades of diamond white, toreador red, gold shimmer, fiery black, java brown, mist silver and rocky beige. Entertainment is not far behind with the surround sound. It starts with a price of Rs 7, 16,700 and goes up to Rs 9, 42, 30.

Mahindra Verito Car Just Got More Special

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is now available in a special limited edition offer. The company with aim of gulping huge volumes has launched the limited edition Verito saloon, the Verito Executive.

The special edition Verito is bolstered with alloy wheels, body decals, leather seat covers and leather-wrapped steering wheel, matching door inserts, integrated Bluetooth and USB connectivity.

The Executive class car also comes loaded with the same options of the Verito D6 like the airbag, ABS with EBD, variometric AC, body side cladding, ski racks, rear spoiler and chrome applique. The Car comes in two special contrasts, Pearl White and Walnut Brown.

Vivek Nayer, Sr. Vice President – Marketing, Automotive Sector, M&M, said , “The launch of the Verito Executive Edition will add a more premium status quotient to the saloon. Together with the propositions of space and mileage, which Verito is already known for, this new edition will provide premium interior and exterior features to our customers.”

The Verito Executive comes in a 1.5-litre diesel engine delivering up to 65bhp with a price range of Rs 6.94 lakh for the BS III variant and Rs 7.09 lakh for BS IV. The gasoline version powers up to 85bhp and is equipped with a 1.6-litre engine and comes at a price of Rs 5.95 lakh for BS III and Rs 5.99 lakh for BS IV. All the prices are indicative of ex-showroom, Delhi.

The festive edition cars are looked upon to hook the ever busy business acumen and professionals. Since its inception on the roads the Mahindra Verito has been a chartbuster delivering good sales in India in comparison to its other sedan cars in India.

The Verito Executive Edition, as the name suggests, with the business and executive class as the target audience stands for best value for money, without compromising on the finer aspects of life. This brand positioning exactly relates to the target group – someone who stands apart and above his peers without being pompous about his achievements. The Verito looks ready to lock horns with the likes of other entry level sedans such as Toyota Etios, Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, Chevrolet Aveo, and many others.

Mahindra and Ssangyong Release a New Line of SUVs

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Mahindra & Mahindra and the Ssangyong Motors will soon start to reap the benefits of their partnership. They will soon start to work on a new line of sport utility vehicle. The cars are expected to hit the Indian market in two to three years.

“We will soon start conceptualizing a utility vehicle together,” said B. Bhaumik, senior vice-president and head of product development (auto division) at Mahindra and Mahindra. “It will be a premium SUV in the range of Rs. 15-20 lakh.” The outcome of the partnership is expected with baited breath as both the companies are known for their expertise in the utility vehicle segment.

Mahindra has a stake of seventy percent for Rs. 2,105 crore and is looking to further its ambitions in the global markets and the range of offerings.

“We will be sharing each other’s platform to develop vehicles,” said Rajesh Jejurikar, chief executive (automotive), Mahindra and Mahindra. “The discussions regarding developing a joint product are at final stages.”

Mahindra will further add advantage to Ssangyong’s expertise for its venture in the Indian market. “Very soon we will be forming a cross-functional team to look after the interests of both the companies,” Jejurikar said. “So far, the strategy is to bring in products at (the) top end from Ssangyong, while the needs of (the) lower end will be taken care of by Mahindra.”

While industry experts are of the opinion that the partnership is expected to work in the positive direction and only add to more volume demand as Mahindra is already a leader in the segment. “The Rs. 15-20 lakh range is mostly dominated by sedans like Honda Accord and Toyota Camry while on the SUV front, you only have Tata Aria and Skoda Yeti,” said Yaresh Kothari, sector analyst at Angel Broking Ltd. “A locally produced vehicle in that price range will attract a lot of buyers.”

Ssangyong will also begin a proposed chain of service outlets, Jejurikar said, was a “step towards further strengthening our presence in the SUV segment… These outlets will cater to the needs vehicles placed above the Mahindra Xylo.”