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After zeroing in on Cheyyar in Tamil Nadu for its newest manufacturing facility over 5 years ago, Mahindra and Mahindra have finally confirmed that the new plant will become operational from 2015-16. A report on the Financial Express quotes Dr Pawan Goenka, executive director and president, who says that the announcement will be made after the ongoing General Elections. The company is understood to...

The Mahindra S101 compact SUV was spied undergoing tests in Chennai, by Motorbeam reader, Mr. Prakash. The S101, as our readers are aware by now, is the codename of Mahindra’s upcoming entry-level crossover which will rival the Ford EcoSport. The S101 is Mahindra’s upcoming small crossover rivaling the Ford EcoSport. The S101 is built on an all-new monocoque platform. These spy images,...

Mahinda has managed to sell over 50,900 units of the Mahindra Scorpio in India during the recently concluded fiscal year, making it the best-selling SUV once more. A report on the Economic Times says that the Scorpio’s main rivals Renault Duster and Ford EcoSport finished at 46,700 units and 45,000 units respectively. Mahindra also posted the highest sales for the month of March (5,605 units)...

Hybrid vehicles return a bigger saving on fuel in countries like China and India than in the US, a study confirms. The Mahindra XUV500 diesel hybrid was showcased at the Auto Expo 2014. The study, conducted by scientists at the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), says that while hybrid vehicles are roughly around 40 percent more fuel efficient than...

The Mahindra S101 has once again been spotted testing in Chennai. Our reader Mr Ravi sent us these photographs of two S101 units being tested. The Ford EcoSport rivalling S101′s proportions are revealed relative to a Ford Figo that happens to be running alongside the test mules, as a benchmark vehicle. One of the test vehicles features a rear view mirror only on the driver’s side. The...

Online shopping firm Snapdeal is offering a bulletproof body kit for your Mahindra Scorpio. Sold by Defense Land Systems, a unit of Mahindra & Mahindra, the body kit offers various levels of protection from a 9 mm pistol. A civilian version of the Rakshak (pictured) offers protection from a 9 mm pistol. The package includes all sides bulletproof body panels, bulletproof windshield that the company...

Distribution and Maintenance Automobile Algeria (DMMA), distributor of Mahindra vehicles in Algeria, launched two new products at the Auto Salon of Algiers this month, the Mahindra XUV500 and the Mahindra Quanto. The LHD Algerian Quanto is powered by a 2.2L engine with 120 hp on tap. The Quanto for the Algerian market differs considerably from the Indian specification. It is a five-seater with ‘Yoga’...

Mahindra have introduced a special edition on their warhorse, the Bolero. The Mahindra Bolero Special Edition will be limited to 500 units and will be available in a single body color (Pearl White). The key exterior features of the Bolero Special Edition are ‘sporty’ body decals and headlights with a blue tint (not visible in this image though Mahindra claims its ‘Blue Vision Headlights’)....