Mahindra rolls out its 5 millionth vehicle - IAB Report

06/01/2015 - 15:30 | ,  ,   | Anjan Ravi

The last million vehicles were manufactured in the last 2 years.

Mahindra and Mahindra rolled out its 5 millionth vehicle today from its plant in Kandivali, Mumbai. The milestone car was a Mahindra Thar. Dr. Pawan Goenka, Executive director of Mahindra and Mahindra, rolled out the car.

Mahindra 5 millionth vehicle production
The milestone car was a Thar.

The company rolled out its 4 millionth vehicle only in 2012, and has produced the last million vehicles within a quick span of 2 years. The Indian manufacturer has been in the automotive business for 7 decades now. Mahindra operates plants in Chakan, Nasik, Haridwar, Zaheerabad, Kandivali and an engine plant in Igatpuri.

This year, Mahindra will introduce two new platforms in the passenger vehicle sector, and one in the LCV space. The latter, which is codenamed P601, has been caught testing multiple times and is likely to rival the hugely-popular Tata Ace.

In the passenger vehicles department, Mahindra will introduce the S101 and U301 (codenames), the latter being a successor to the acclaimed Bolero.

Mahindra U301 front three quarters spied testing in Chennai October 2014
The U301 is expected to replace the Bolero.

Elsewhere in the segment, the company is planning a refresh for its flagship offering, the XUV500. An automatic transmission and hybrid option are also under development for the XUV500, company officials told Indian Autos Blog.

Also read: Mahindra Mojo snapped testing at the Kari Speedway

The recently launched Scorpio would also get an automatic variant, as it was spotted testing recently.

Mahindra rolls out 5 millionth vehicle - Press Release

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