On the Western Express Highway outside Mumbai, Shoeb R Kalania spotted the Korando C with MH 02 registration plates (Andheri R.T.O). Raining heavily, conditions prevented him to roll down the window and pick up clearer images.
The pictures serve as proof of Mahindra testing Korando C for an India launch. Mahindra says the Korando C and Rexton (also snapped while testing) are two most suitable Ssangyongs for the India.
From the little that he could absorb, Shoeb says it lacked Mahindra logos. Its compact dimensions doesn't make it look out of place in the hatch-filled Mumbai traffic. From the back, Shoeb says it resembles the Hyundai Tucson.
Shoeb adds it will be better to sell it as Mahindra as Ssangyong sounds a bit Chinese name. The learnings from Logan was India will trust a Mahindra more than a partner brand. Like the Logan, Mahindra could call it the Mahindra-Ssangyong Korando and see if it works out. If not, the Mahindra Korando C is the way to go!