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Mahindra XUV300 AMT is the diesel compact SUV you've been waiting for!

There is a reason why I’m increasingly beginning to spot quite a few of Mahindra XUV300s on our roads. In fact, only a few days back, I saw two brand new ones in my neighbourhood, within a distance of 500 meters of each other. There is little doubt that it is fast becoming a popular choice and why not? Afterall, it is a very capable sub-four-meter SUV. In fact, it may be remembered that when Mahindra launched the XUV300 a few months back, it had several segment-first features. Soon, Mah...

1,000 Mahindra Electric Vehicles power Lithium Urban Technologies fleet

Mahindra Electric, part of the USD 20.7 billion Mahindra Group and Lithium Urban Technologies, India’s largest zero emission service for employee transportation, today announced that their partnership has crossed the significant milestone of 1,000 Mahindra Electric Vehicles in the Lithium fleet. Having clocked 100 million ekms, with over 500 Mahindra EVs running more than 1 lakh ekms, this partnership is set to transform employee transportation solutions in India and drive ...

Highest 5-Star rating for Mahindra XUV300 from Global NCAP

Mahindra & Mahindra, part of the USD 20.7 billion Mahindra Group, today, announced that its compact SUV, the XUV300 has been awarded the highest 5-Star Safety Rating by Global NCAP. With this global recognition, the XUV300 becomes the first Indian vehicle to score the highest points among all 5-Star rated cars tested so far by Global NCAP. The XUV300 also becomes the first Indian vehicle to score a 4-Star child safety rating. It is noteworthy that side impact performance is a pre-req...

Mahindra rolls out its 25th lakh vehicle from Nasik manufacturing facility

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.), a part of the US $ 20.7 billion Mahindra Group, today announced a significant milestone as the company rolled out its 25th lakh vehicle from its Nasik manufacturing facility. Mahindra’s power brand Scorpio was the 25th lakh vehicle that was rolled out from the facility.  Speaking on this historic occasion, Vijay Kalra, Chief of Manufacturing, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd said, “This achiev...

Mahindra reimagines automotive retail through 'Own-Online'

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.), part of the USD 20.7 billion Mahindra Group today announced the launch of ‘Own-Online’, India’s most complete, end to end, online vehicle ownership solution. A smart new way to own a Mahindra vehicle, Own-Online is a one-stop, 24X7 destination where the customer can finance, insure, exchange, accessorize and own a Mahindra vehicle in 4 simple steps, from the comfort of their homes. (www.mahi...

Mahindra initiates first-of-its-kind ‘Safe, Contactless & Digitized’ service experience

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.), a part of the 20.7 billion Mahindra Group, today announced its new ‘Contactless Service Experience’ for its vehicle owners, just as some of its dealerships and workshops began opening up across the country in line with Government advisories. There are many industry-first service offerings from Mahindra, which has always been at the forefront of digitizing the vehicle purchase and ownership experience in India.  Th...

Homegrown manufacturers shine on day one at Auto Expo 2020

Day one of the AutoExpo 2020 began with a bang. The overall sentiment, largely impacted by a slowdown in the automobile sector and outbreak of coronavirus, was mostly nullified by some showstoppers, especially Indian manufacturers such as Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors and Mahindra and Mahindra, who were at the forefront while displaying their capabilities and readiness for the adoption of new technologies.  Maruti Suzuki, India’s biggest passenger vehicle manufacturer announced its plan t...

Industry mulls deep localisation to reduce dependency on China

The ongoing standoff between India and China and the subsequent sentiment towards boycotting Chinese products is expected to provide further fillip to Prime Minister’s Narendra Modi’s campaign for an #Atmanirbhar, (Self-reliant) India. Joining the bandwagon is the Indian automobile components industry – a significant importer of Chinese products, it is now looking at strategies to reduce its dependency by localizing products.  According to Automotive Component Manufa...

Vehicle recycling centers await clarity on scrappage policy

By 2025, the number of end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) is expected to increase by a whopping 250 percent and is touted to be over 21.8 million from 8.7 million ELVs that were reported in 2015. Despite a constant rise in these numbers, India, currently lacks presence of formal vehicle recycling centers, and continues to be completely dependent on smaller, semi-formal units that are known to deploy unhealthy methods of dismantling and recycling of vehicles. As the number of ELVs is expected to incr...