Mahindra and Mahindra Limited (M&M) is an eminent name in the Indian automotive industry. Established in the year 1945, the organization is still the most favoured and most trusted car manufacturers. In the year 1947, it made history by producing the country’s first Utility Vehicle (UV). After almost seven decades, it is still a leader in producing utility vehicles, especially SUVs.
We explore the SUVs produced by the ace automobile giant:
Thar: This mid-size four-wheel drive off-road compact SUV was unveiled at the Indian Auto Expo in 2010. Since then it has received rave reviews and is one of the most preferred coupes in the country. Powered by an oil-burner BS IV CRDe engine, the car is available in three variants – DI 4×2, DI 4×4 and the CRDe 4×4 (with AC). The 2.5 litre mill yields 105 bhp of power and 247 Nm of peak torque and comes with a five-speed gearbox.
Bolero: Based on the Armada Grand platform, the Bolero is among the most popular coupe from the house of the ace car manufacturer. It is available in five variants – EX, SLE, SLX, ZLX, and DI. The 2523 cc diesel mill yields 63 bhp powers at 3200 RPM. Powered by Common Rail Diesel engine (CRDe) technology and a 5-speed Manual Transmission, the car is available in various enticing colors, including rocky beige, mist silver, toreador red, and more.
Quanto: The Quanto is a compact SUV and is available in C2, C4, C6 and C8 models. The 1493 cc 1.5 litre 3-cylinder diesel engines musters 98.6 bhp of power at 3750 rpm and produces 240 Nm peak torque at 1600-2800 rpm. This five-door coupe can accommodate seven passengers and it accelerates from 0 to 100 KMPH in a mere 16-17 seconds.
Scorpio: The Scorpio is not only popular in India, but also well-accepted worldwide. It was the first SUV from the Mahindras that was built for the purpose of exporting. This award-winning coupe was introduced in the year 2002, and since then there has been no looking back for Scorpio or its manufacturer.
XUV 500: Launched in September 2011, the XUV 500 is a rage among the followers of Mahindra. It looks good, is comfortable, and comes with a reasonable price. In short, it met the needs of the middle class budgeted Indian. The company has recently launched the 2015 version, which promises great performance.
There is a host of other cars that the company produces, such as hatchbacks, sedans, MUVs, and more.