Mahindra And Mahindra | TheDetroitBureau.com
Detroit Bureau on Twitter

Posts Tagged ‘mahindra and mahindra’

India’s Mahindra & Mahindra Sets up Shop in Detroit

But will they ever open an American dealership?

by on Sep.19, 2012

Mahindra scrubbed plans to sell the Pik-Up in the U.S. - but could something else follow?

Is the long-delayed U.S. debut of Indian automaker Mahindra & Mahindra finally back on track?

Mumbai-based Mahindra &Mahindra Ltd. is opening a technical center near Detroit as part of plans to become a global automaker. The move comes several years after the maker originally promised to wade into the American market with its first light truck models.  But lawsuits stemming from the canceled launch could pose an obstacle for Mahindra’s future plans.

Be In the Know!

Rajan Wadhera, chief executive officer for technology and product development for Mahindra’ automotive and farm equipment sectors, said the new office operated by Mahindra Engineering Services is the first automotive-oriented technical center the Mahindra Group has opened outside of India.
Mahindra selected the Detroit suburb of Troy for the site over rival locations in Illinois, Netherlands, Germany and Italy, he said.

(more…)

Mahindra Disavows Plans for Alabama Pickup Plant

American debut appears to be on indefinite hold.

by on Dec.22, 2011

Mahindra's long-planned U.S. launch of the Pik-Up has been delayed repeatedly.

Indian automaker Mahindra & Mahindra has dismissed, in no uncertain terms, reports it is preparing to build pickup trucks in Alabama with help from Navistar.

The maker recently postponed plans to launch sales of both a pickup and an SUV model, terminating its relationship with an American distributor.  But there has been widespread speculation Mahindra would now try to go it alone and even shift production of the compact truck to the States, hoping to take advantage of the decision by both Ford and Chrysler to pull out of that market segment.

It's Free!

“There have been reports in certain quarters of media and online space stating that Navistar USA will produce Mahindra’s T20 and T40 pickups in Alabama, USA in 2012, which are completely baseless & incorrect. Mahindra said in statement. “If and when there are any material developments, Mahindra & Mahindra Limited will communicate them directly and transparently.”

(more…)

GM Calls Off Partnership with India’s REVA

Strange bedfellows in the EV market.

by on Jun.01, 2010

India's REVA is developing a variety of battery-based vehicles.

Mahindra & Mahindra’s takeover of the REVA Electric Vehicle Company of Bangalore, India has prompted General Motors Corp. to withdraw from a GM India joint development project.

“GM India and Reva Electric Car Company have decided to discontinue the joint development of electric vehicle technologies for the India market.  We expect to apply the learnings from this collaboration to future product development activities to meet the varied needs of customers around the world,” GM said in a statement.

The GM-REVA partnership was set up last year and aimed at developing a low-cost electric vehicle for the emerging Indian market.  That plan was scuttled when Mahindra announced it would acquire the small battery car company, last week.  (Click Here for more on the Mahindra-REVA deal.)

However, Mahindra’s acquisition of REVA and GM’s reaction underscore the importance carmakers around the world are putting on EV technology.

http://www.thedetroitbureau.com/about/subscribe

Sign Up...It's Free!

Mahindra REVA expects to use Mahindra’s vehicle development expertise, opening the door for REVA technology to be used in Mahnindra-designed vehicles, said the larger Indian maker, which has itsel delayed a long-anticipated entry into the U.S. market as it finalizes work on a pair of light truck offerings.

(more…)