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Mahindra was founded in 1945 in Mumbai, India. As an automotive manufacturer, its first undertaking was to produce a number of localised models and components for foreign brands, including the Willys Jeep, from 1947. While the past decade alone has seen the company take big steps towards a more complete passenger-car line-up.

The Australian market has been importing the Mahindra Pik-Up ute since 2007, and while it hasn't set hearts aflame for its looks or comfort, the hard-wearing ute is a favourite for regional buyers looking for a simple and reliable load hauler.

A new refreshed version of the Pik-Up was launched in December 2017.

In 2016, the company introduced its big XUV500 family SUV in Australia, available initially in diesel manual form only. A refreshed version with an Aisin six-speed automatic was launched in 2016, and in March 2018 a Euro 5 petrol variant was added to the mix.

Although its local line-up is small and value-focused, the company says it is working to launch a completely revolutionised range in Australia by 2021. You can read about that here.

Mahindra Reviews

2020 Mahindra Pik-Up S10+ dual-cab review

They don’t build ’em like they used to, except in the rare instance when they do – like stepping back in time with the Mahindra Pik-Up.

2019 Mahindra XUV500 W10 review

Does Australia's cheapest seven-seat SUV stack up?

2018 Mahindra Pik-Up S10 4x4 dual-cab review

Simple. Rugged. Cheap. As far as hard-working utes go, the demands are fairly simple, yet the dual-cabs we’re most familiar with seem to be moving away from that formula. However, the Mahindra Pik-Up still has the basics covered.

2018 Mahindra XUV500 Petrol review

As the cheapest seven-seat automatic SUV in Australia, the Mahindra XUV500 makes a play for the sensibilities of Aussie families who might otherwise turn to used-car lots for their family-hauling needs.

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Mahindra Videos

2016 Mahindra Thar Quick Drive Review

Read the article here. Mahindra’s relationship with the Willys Jeep dates back to the 1940s when the company began building the vehicle under license in India. It wasn’t until 2010 that the company rebranded the vehicle and called it the Mahindra Thar. With next to no modern safety features, we’re never likely to see the Mahindra Thar on local roads...

2016 Mahindra XUV500 Automatic Review — Indian road test

Read the article here. Mahindra is a company that was battling an identity crisis, up until recently. The release of the monocoque Mahindra XUV500 (pronounced XUV five-double-o, not five-hundred) was the first vehicle in the brand’s modern resurgence. The XUV500 broke from the traditional mould of vehicles designed to a very specific market of people that arguably didn’t care for modern car design...

2016 Delhi Auto Expo — highlights of the show from Australia

Read the article here. The Delhi motor show, or Delhi Auto Expo as it's better known is a yearly motor show held just outside India's capital of New Delhi. Sitting on over 70,000 square metres of hall space, the motor show features displays from over 1500 exhibitors that feature everything from components to supercars...

2016 Delhi Auto Expo - Mahindra XUV500 automatic

Read the article here. The Mahindra XUV500 has been updated with a revised front and rear, and interior. But, chief amongst the changes is the addition of an Aisin 6-speed automatic gearbox. The face lifted model with automatic gearbox will arrive in Australia mid-2016.  ...

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Mahindra News

Legal dispute between Jeep and Mahindra heats up in Australia

EXCLUSIVE The global battle between US car giant Jeep and Indian manufacturer Mahindra over a four-wheel-drive with an uncanny likeness to the iconic Jeep Wrangler has moved to Australia. At a case management hearing in the Federal Court of Australia today, legal representatives for Jeep and Mahindra went head-to-head to dispute the terms of an agreement which would effectively ban the Mahindra Thar – a Jeep Wrangler look-a-like – from being marketed and sold in Australia...

2021 Mahindra Thar spotted testing in Australia

The 2021 Mahindra Thar has been spied undergoing testing on Australian roads. Mahindra's new Thar was officially unveiled in August 2020, revealing a design which shared more than a passing resemblance to the Jeep TJ Wrangler...

Video: 2021 Mahindra Thar revealed, Australian launch confirmed

The 2021 Mahindra Thar – which appears to take its design inspiration from the iconic Jeep Wrangler – has been revealed, and an Australian debut is on the cards. The company's local arm has confirmed it will make an announcement "later this week", and while details are still to come, it is expected a local launch will occur in the first half of 2021...

Mahindra to unload SsangYong – report

Indian car maker Mahindra is looking to unload its 75 per cent share of SsangYong – South Korea’s fourth-largest vehicle producer – amid declining profits during the global coronavirus pandemic. “SsangYong needs a new investor. We are working with the company to see if we can secure investment,” Mahindra’s managing director Pawan Kumar Goenka told Automotive News Europe...

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Mahindra Owner Reviews

2014 Mahindra Genio 4x4 review

This is my Mahindra Genio review, and after 118,000km it's had a new turbo, a new diff, and three sets of tyres. It's generally used for long distance travel with a slide on of around 900kg. Now the story. Firstly it was bought to replace a flat-top 2.7-litre, naturally aspirated, 5-speed, 1.5 tonne diesel...

2016 Mahindra Xuv500 (FWD) Review

My car has only done first 10,000 kms, I love the fact that it gives me relaxed economy of about 13.6 kms a litre of fuel with air conditioning on in local traffic, and 14.6 kms per litre on highway with air con on. I did not have any issues with engine or anything but do feel that suspension is bit hard and even small bumps will rattle the cabin...

2016 Mahindra Xuv500 (AWD) Review

I have owned an XUV500 AWD since April 2013 and it is now close to the 130,000 kilometre service interval. The faults so far were disc brake pads grinding from new which were replaced at the first service. The second was gradual failure of the front door locking and unlocking mechanism which was rectified under warranty at the 110,000 Kilometre service...

2012 Mahindra Pik-Up (4x4) Review

I've owned my dual cab Pik Up since November 2012 & have so far done 87000km in it , I am extremely happy with the vehicle & would recommend people give Mahindra a go as a 4x4 it's excellent...

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