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  1. Mahindra TUV300 Plus starts arriving at dealer stockyards. Do you think this is a proper Xylo replacement?
  2. Xuv 700 caught yet again

    Hello folks, its been quiet a while since my last post, got caught up in studies and then job. Well, came across this test mule testing in Chennai !
  3. Its nice to see Mahindra going all out to bring green vehicles onto our roads. Following the launch of the e2o electric car, Mahindra & Mahindra is all set to launch the electric version of its entry-level saloon, the Verito, within a year. It will be powered by Reva’s electric powertrain, and will produce 29 kW (38.9bhp). The battery pack will around take six hours for a full charge, which will give a claimed range of 100km. A quick charge can also be done in a little over an hour. M&M is investing about Rs 150 crore to develop electric versions of two of its other vehicles, the Gio and Maxximo, as well. While this is good news for the environment do we really have the infra in place for such cars. For these cars to work properly and make sense there need to be charging points at all places. In my opinion points should be made available in all mall parking lots and other pay and park facilities as well. Apart from that, the cost of replacing the battery packs is a lot. I feel Mahindra should work with the Govt. to get these things in place first and at the same time try to get tax reliefs for electric cars, thereby making them more affordable If that comes through, it will be the next thing to own a green car and I for one would love to drive one as a daily driver. What do you think?
  4. SsangYong Rodius Spied

    Second generation SsangYong Rodius Spied at M&M factory compound.
  5. xuv 500

    How good is the facelift Mahindra XUV 500, when compared to it's competitors? Im planning on getting one SUV in this price segment. Let me know the best of the lot.
  6. The Mahindra Mojo was firs showcased at Auto Expo 2010. Since then it has been undergoing testing . Here are spy shots of the Mahindra Mojo motorcycle. It was caught testing at Chinchwad near Pune. The Mojo is powered by a homegrown 300cc single cylinder fuel injected engine which puts out 26 bhp of power and 24 Nm of torque and mated to a 6 speed gearbox. The Mojo is expected to be launched later this year. Here are the pics: Source: IndianAutosBlog
  7. We were the first to tell you about Mahindra developing a range of new SUVs, including sub-compact models, and now here are the first ever pictures of one such model undergoing testing. This new baby SUV (codenamed S101) will be the second offering from Mahindra in the sub-four-metre SUV segment and will sit below the Quanto. Mahindra plans to aim the S101 at the likes of sportier mini-SUVs like the Ford EcoSport. As you can see from the photo, this heavily camouflaged test mule is at a very early stage of development, and features dummy head- and tail-lamps. The car’s profile reveals a sporty, crossover-like stance with high ground clearance and a slightly raked rear windscreen. Mahindra is reportedly planning to share interior components with its other models to keep costs down. What’s more, seeing as how it managed to squeeze seven seats into a sub-four-metre footprint with the Quanto, the company could pitch this new SUV as a six- or even an eight-seater. The carmaker is also reportedly considering developing an upmarket version of the S101 that will be codenamed S102. I personally think this could be a segment changer if positioned below or on par with the EcoSport. High time for Tata and Maruti to jump into this segment.
  8. The Scorpio has been around for long time and has undergone quite a few changes including engines. Since Mahindra said there will be no new vehicle to hit the market before 2016, looks like they will be giving existing products a makeover. Here are a couple of pis of a Scorpio testing with camo. The front seems to be disguised as well as the tail gate. Looks like the significant changes would be happening in these two areas. Would be interesting to know what improvents would go into the facelifted Scorpio. Here are the pics Source: Team BHP
  9. The soon to be launched Quanto from Mahindra has created quite a huge buzz right from the time the first test mules appeared to the more recent undisguised photos. Mahindra is looking at opening up a whole new segment with this launch. There has been a lot of speculation on the price and if at all it is a true 7 seater. Coming back to the point. Do you think the Quanto will be a success? Will it prove to be a good alternative to premium hatches? Lets hear your opinion guys
  10. Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) will be launching a low spec W4 variant of the XUV500 within the next few months. We all know that the XUV has been crippled with niggling issues and sales have dropped in recent times. Plus the Renaut Duster has made life difficult for the XUV and the soon to launch Ford Ecosport could dent the XUV further. I think this could be a good move since a low spec model with have less electronic gadgetry and a price similar to the Duster could to well to help the XUV climb up the sales charts again What do you think? Source: Team BHP
  11. Hi friends, I have recently purchased Quanto C2 model. Being a base model it does not have accessories. Please suggest accessories for the above model and from where should I purchase it in Delhi. What I feel essential is the sides & back door foot step, gear lock, simple music system & seat covers. Dealer is giving the gear lock U look of Minda. I have uploaded the Quanto Accessories list & prices. Please suggest if I go from market which Company product should I choose from & what are the market prices. http://www.2shared.com/document/bimI0LvC/PRICE_LIST0001.html Regards
  12. Keeping its worst ever pace, Indian car market in June 2013 dropped 5.2% from last year ending an awful first half down 10.1%. Launching the locally produced SUV Ecosport, Ford finally attacked this market, almost doubling share.
  13. Spy Pics: Mahindra Quanto 4x4

    Here are spy pics of the Mahindra Quanto 4x4. Looks like Mahindra plans to take on the upcoming Duster 4x4 which was also seen testing recently. This test vehicle was spotted around the Pune bypass road and it was accompanied by a BS3 Mahindra Bolero. If you could not locate the give-away still, just gaze at the front wheel hubs (pic below) which read a pronounced ‘4WD‘ (4 wheel Drive).Another thing to note is was that this Quanto appeared to be a 5-seater and was devoid of the rearmost jump seats. Hence, there is no foot step at the back to climb up. There is a possibility of this Quanto carrying the bigger 4 cylinder motor from the Xylo as well. Pics & Source: Motorbash
  14. A while ago, many Mahindra dealers across India stopped taking bookings for the automatic gearbox equipped Scorpio SUV. The pause in bookings reflected the trouble that Mahindra was facing when it came to sourcing the automatic gearbox from Drivetrain Systems International(DSI) Australia, an transmission maker from whom Mahindra used to source the 6 speed automatic gearbox for the Scorpio Automatic. DSI has now been acquired by Geely, a Chinese automaker. Mahindra, for its part, has turned to German auto parts giant Bosch, for sourcing an automatic transmission for the Scorpio. With the 6 speed automatic transmission’s sourcing from Bosch secured, the Scorpio Automatic once again becomes the only affordable automatic SUV to be sold in India. The Mahindra Scorpio SUV, in automatic guise, comes in two wheel drive and four wheel drive guises. The two wheel drive model of the Scorpio Automatic is priced at 11.47 lakh rupees while the four wheel drive version of the Scorpio Automatic is priced at 12.5 lakh rupees, both prices reflecting ex-showroom Delhi figures. The engine of the Scorpio is a 2.2 Liter mHawk turbo diesel motor that outputs a peak power of 120 Bhp while peak torque is rated at 290 Nm. The Scorpio Automatic is available in VLX trim, a fully loaded trim level of this SUV. Source:indiancarbikes.in
  15. India's largest utility vehicle maker, Mahindra &Mahindra announced on Friday that it would carry out voluntary replacement of certain components of the select batch of its hot selling sports utility vehicle, XUV5OO. A first recall from the company in the automotive space, M&M will replace three parts namely fluid hose, front power window units and left wiper blade cover of select number of over 60,000 to 65,000 units of XUV on the roads sold in 2011 and 2012. M&M did not disclose the number of vehicles, which needs replacement. "This recall is in keeping with the M&M's customer centric approach as well the compliance with the recently announced voluntary code on vehicle recall," said the statement issued by the company. The company will carry out the replacement of parts free of cost and the replacement will be carried out immediately. In the past, the Group's two wheeler division had stalled the production of Stallio because of product related issues. While, this is M&M's first recall, In the past car makers like Ford, Toyota, Honda and Maruti Suzuki have proactively resorted to voluntarily recall in case of faulty components. Industry body, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturer Association member companies implemented "Voluntary Code on Vehicle Recall" with effect from 1st July 2012 . This voluntary recall code is a reinforcement of their sustained commitment towards the consumers and to the society at large by ensuring that the vehicles continue will perform effectively during its operation. The Recall Code is a uniform frame work for recalling the vehicles by vehicle manufacturers. The code is applicable on the registered passenger cars, two wheelers and commercial vehicles. For CBU imports by the member companies or independent importers, the concerned importers shall bear the responsibility of enforcement of the code. The Voluntary Code on Vehicle Recall will address potential issues that exist in a motor vehicle which do not meet the safety requirement due to manufacturing defect and the remedial actions taken in this regard. The vehicle shall be covered under safety recall for a period of seven years. The decision on Recall will take into account the degree of seriousness or severity of occurrence of any possible hazard involved. The Code ensures that the recall information will also be posted on the company website and the communication will be received by the vehicle owners. The reported vehicle will be rectified by the manufacturer through its dealers at no cost to the customer. It was shared that the recall penetration rate may be improved by the correct information of vehicle owners. (Source - www.zigwheels.com)
  16. After Tata Motors picking up JLR few years ago, another iconic British marque may also come under India ownership. According to news on bloomberg.com, Aston Martin’s controlling shareholder, Investment Dar Co., has approached potential buyers for the maker of luxury sports cars featured in James Bond movies, said five people with knowledge of the matter. The Kuwaiti company, which owns 64 percent of Gaydon, U.K.- based Aston Martin, has hired Rothschild to advise on the sale, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private. Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (MM), the Indian automaker, is among potential suitors Investment Dar has approached in recent few months, two of the people said. Source and full story here : http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-09/aston-martin-owner-said-to-approach-suitors-for-carmaker.html
  17. Since launch of Scorpio, the face of Mahindra has changed in mind of many customers. People started looking at Mahindra vehicles as attractive, well packaged, appealing and more VFM products. They successfully managed to change their image of commercial vehicle manufacturer to Maruti of SUV segment unlike Tata. Mahindra went crazy for shopping and bought out many companies ranging from two wheeler mfg to premium SUV mfg, which widened their portfolio. Then they came out with XUV 500 and Quanto which are remarkable products. Which is followed by rumors about the All New Bolero in the works along with All new Scorpio. Also Mahindra is set foray into compact car segment to challenge some settled players. This and many more things makes us to think about the success of Mahindra. What do you feel, will Mahindra be a successful player in long run? Can it manage all new businesses like 2 wheelers, passenger cars and premium SUVs well and keep the momentum? Will it emerge as business house bigger than Tata?
  18. Reader from Indian Autos Blog, Mr. S.R.Vishnuvardhan has spotted the fully electric Mahindra Maxximo Minivan being tested in Bangalore. The test mule was painted in green and the rear carries a bold ‘Electric’ monicker. The test mule also had alloy wheels suggesting that it may be used for a public display anytime soon. The badge reads ‘Maxximo powered by Reva’. This can only mean that the Minivan was engineered by Mahindra-Reva in Bengaluru. The specifications of the electric powertrain is not yet to be revealed. There is no change in the styling of the vehicle and the only visual change is the missing tailpipe. Mahindra had showcased the electric version of Maxximo load carrier at the 2010 Delhi Auto Expo and the Varito EV was brought to the 2012 New Delhi Auto Expo and .These vehicles, except for the Maxximo load carrier, were powered by Reva’s hardware. Next Story is about Gio based 6 seater electric Rikshaw! Indian autos blog officials have managed to grab some pics of it & also tried their hands on it & surprisingly they were pretty impressed with it! According to them it comfortably manages 50 Kmph! Reva’s products having clocked more number of electric miles on road than any other electric car manufacturer in the world and their experience in electric powertrains is sure to give Mahindra a clear advantage in zero emission technologies. Sources tell IndianAutosBlog.com that Mahindra is reportedly working on the hybrid version of the XUV500 which will be benefited by the Reva’s know-how of electric motors. However, whether India is ready to embrace the electric propulsion technology is yet to be seen. According to sources, XUV500 EV is also in the workshop & may hit the street within next 2 years
  19. A couple of days ago a friend of mine casually walked into a Mahindra dealership here in Mumbai for a test drive of the Quanto. He was promptly offered the TD in a new demo car with the official stickering etc al. Few minutes into the test drive, when my friend tried to brake, there was no braking at all. The car wouldnt stop and my friend had to unfortunately ram into an auto rickshaw damaging both the auto and the Quanto. The brakes on the demo car had failed. Thankfully there was no injury to anyone. My friend lashed out at the dealership staff for this. They tried to cool him down and offered him the Rexton for a TD. Brake failure on a new Quanto is not a good sign. It is a very serious issue. With Mahindra claiming over 5,000 bookings for the Quanto, this certainly cannot be ignored. The consequences would have been far worse. A cause for concern? What do you guys think?
  20. Continuing its series of launches, Mahindra today launched the first product from the SsangYong portfolio, the Rexton SUV in Mumbai in two variants: RX5 2.7 litre RX270 XDi engine 5 speed manual transmission, intelligent 4x4 162 bhp and 340Nm torque Price: Rs. 17.67 lakhs RX7 2.7 litre RX270 XVT engine 5 speed E Tronic Automatic Transmission with AWD 184 bhp and 402Nm torque Price: Rs 19.67 lakhs All prices are ex showroom Mumbai Other high points from the launch: The Rexton is being sold in 70 countries since its launch in 2002. This is the 3rd generation Rexton which is being launched here. The Automatic transmission is built with Mercedes Benz technology. The Rexton will be manufactured and assembled at Mahindras Chakan facility near Pune Components will be sourced from SsangYong Korea and from India. Standard warranty of 2 years/ 1,00,000 kms with option for one year extra warranty. 24x7 road side assistance for a year. And now for the detailed pictures:
  21. Mahindra 2-Wheelers have inaugurated a two-wheeler specific research and development (R&D) center in Pune. The company claims this facility is the third largest of its kind in India, set-up with an investment of Rs 90-100 crore. A team of 175 engineers are employed, headed by two-wheeler industry veteran, PS Ashok. Mahindra 2-Wheelers showcased their air-cooled, single-cylinder and 110cc Stallio commuter bike engine, with a liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, 300cc engine to be used on the Mojo, along with a Duro DZ scooter that has incorporated micro hybrid technology; engine stops and restarts automatically when stationary for better efficiency. Mahindra 2-Wheeler’s announced they are working towards re-launch of the withdrawn Stallio motorcycle by the upcoming festive season, while the Mojo motorcycle launch has now been further delayed to Jan-March 2013. Anand Mahindra, vice chairman and managing director, Mahindra Group while disclosing a Rs 20,000 crore revenue target from his two-wheeler business by 2020, shared that this new two-wheeler R&D facility becomes a part of Mahindra’s ‘neural network’ of R&D facilities, that will benefit the company to develop innovative new products. He mentioned Mahindra aims to develop an electric scooter using technology sharing with the M&M owned Reva electric car. M&M plans to invest a further Rs 500 crore across all R&D facilities in the coming five years. I see this as a very postive move by Mahindra. They are already doing decently well in Motorsport. Do you think this move will see the advent of better quality 2 wheelers from M&M in the Indian market which would also be good value for money?
  22. Team Autocar went off-roading at the recent Mahindra Great Escape 2012. Checkout some of the images here and a complete gallery here