Mahindra ‘mPact’ ATV range announced for USA – IAB Report
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To be available in the USA next year.
Mahindra USA has joined hands with American off-road vehicles manufacturer Intimidator Inc. to develop and manufacture a range of all terrain vehicles under the brand name Mahindra mPact XTV. The all-new range of ATVs will be made in the US and make their sales debut next year in the country.
The company will roll out six new products through its American dealership network (Mahindra has an established presence in the American tractor market) beginning in early 2015. Mr. Mani Iyer, President, Mahindra USA, has announced that the Indian automaker will invest more in the ATV JV for new product development.
The mPact XTV’s will come with standard features such as 4WD, 14-inch aluminium wheels that are shod with all-terrain tyres of dia 27-inch, ground clearance of 305 mm, front and rear receiver hitches, and loading bay with payload capacity of up to 1,200 pounds (544 kg). The range will have a towing capacity of up to 2,100 pounds (952 kg).
The initial range will include Standard (three passengers with cargo), Crew (six passengers with cargo) and Longbed (three passengers with extra cargo area that folds to form a flatbed) variants. The three body styles will be available with both petrol and diesel engines, details of which will be available closer to the launch.
To be made at Indimidator’s facility at Batesville, Arkansas, the mPact is expected to add 150 new jobs. Targeted primarily at American customers, the ATV range is unlikely to make it to India in the near future.
You can get more info in the press release embedded below the gallery.
Mahindra mPact XTV – Image Gallery
Mahindra USA Partners with Intimidator to Offer UTV – Press Release
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