Mahindra raises stake in Finnish agri machinery firm Sempo to 49%

Indian auto maker Mahindra & Mahindra said it has agreed to increase its voting rights in Scandinavian farm equipment maker Sempo to 49.04% from 35% by acquiring shares and convertible instruments at a cost of 4.66 mln euros, or around Rs 37.74 cr. Sempo, founded in 1853 in Finland, had revenue of around 52 mln […]

Mahindra acquires Carnation Auto service chain

Mahindra First Choice Services, the servicing arm of Mahindra & Mahindra, said it has agreed to acquire the assets of bankrupt auto-service chain Carnation Auto (India). The company did not disclose the exact number of service centers that will accrue through the deal, but said the acquisition will “add significantly” to its current network of […]

TREO: Mahindra launches electric auto with 170 km range, Rs 1.3 lakh price

Mahindra & Mahindra, the second largest Indian automaker, today announced the launch of Treo, a range of electric three-wheelers priced at Rs 1.36 lakh onwards with a range of 170 km per charge. Unlike other affordable electric vehicles such as bikes, the Treo uses the costly lithium ion battery to reduce weight and increase its […]

Mahindra launches high-power tractors under Novo brand in India

Mahindra & Mahindra launched two high-power tractors under its Novo brand. The 65 horsepower variant with two-wheel drive has a starting price of Rs 9.99, while the 75 HP variant with four-wheel drive costs Rs.12.5 lakh. Currently most of the tractors available in India are in the 30-40 horsepower range. Like most tractors sold in […]

Mahindra launches XUV500 2018 with more power, price Rs 12.3 lakh

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd launched the 2018 version of its high-end utility vehicle, the XUV500, with improved interiors and an engine that is about 10% more powerful than the outgoing variant. The XUV500 2018 comes with an mHawk engine that delivers 155 BHP (114 kW) of power, compared to 140 BHP on the outgoing version. […]

Maruti Suzuki overtakes Mahindra to become India’s No.1 SUV maker

Maruti Suzuki India said it has become the No.1 utility vehicle brand in India, overtaking long-time incumbent Mahindra & Mahindra in the financial year ended March 2018. The company said it had a 27.5% market share in the UV/SUV space in the year. Riding on the success of models like Vitara Brezza, Ertiga and S-Cross, […]

M&M sets up electric ‘hypercar’ unit in Europe under Italian brand

Mahindra & Mahindra, India’s largest SUV maker, said it will launch a high-end electric car brand in Europe, with the first model out in 2020. The company will leverage the design talent of Pininfarina, an Italian design car designer it purchased three years ago. The new brand will be called Automobili Pininfarina. “The company will […]

Mahindra chosen as Indian partner for Japan’s ShinMaywa US-2 aircraft

Mahindra Defence, part of the Mahindra Group, has been selected as the local partner for Japanese aircraft maker ShinMaywa’s manufacturing and related operations for its US-2 seaplane in India. The amphibious aircraft can be used for both civilian and military purposes and the Indian Navy is expected to be among the customers for the same […]

Mahindra & Ford to co-develop SUVs, small electric vehicle

Mahindra Group and Ford Motor Company will jointly develop new SUVs, and a small electric vehicle as part of several initiatives announced today between the two companies. The two companies signed five new memoranda of understanding (MoU) that they said will further strengthen their strategic alliance and accelerate the development of key products for consumers […]

Mahindra to invest Rs 500 cr into electric vehicle development

Automaker Mahindra & Mahindra said it will invest Rs 500 cr at its Chakan plant in Maharashtra for product development and capacity enhancement in its electric vehicle operations. The investment is in addition to the Rs 6,500 cr expansion program that is already going on at the plant that also makes non-EV models, India’s biggest […]

Mahindra Lifespaces launches flats in Palghar for Rs 8 lakh

Mahindra Lifespaces announced the launch of its a new affordable housing project in the Mumbai suburb of Palghar with one-room-kitchen flats starting at just Rs 8 lakhs. The project, under Mahindra Lifespace’s Happinest brand, also offers 1 Bedroom-Hall-Kitchen and 2 BHK flats “amidst lush, green surroundings” costing up to Rs 24 lakhs. The flats are […]