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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

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.

2016 Mahindra XUV500 Review

We drove it in India, but what is the Mahindra XUV500 W8 automatic like in Australia? We hit the road to find out.

2016 Mahindra Genio: Tradie Test Review

Usually we test a car for about a week and put it through its paces in the CarAdvice garage. That wasn't the case with the 2016 Mahindra Genio. For this test we decided to put the 2016 Mahindra Genio in the hands of a hard-working tradesman. That tradie just so happens to be my dad, Brian Campbell...

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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

2018 Mahindra Pik Up adds new variants, priced from $21,990

The 2018 Mahindra Pik-Up range has expanded to include four new variants, taking the total count to nine. The new variants kick off with the S6, available in single-cab 4x2 Cab Chassis or Single Cab 4x2 with GPA Tray, Bluetooth and cruise control guises. The former is priced from $21,990 drive-away, the latter $23,990 drive-away...

CarAdvice podcast 102: Would you ride in an autonomous vehicle? We talk to the NTC

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Mike Stevens and Scott Collie. In car news, rear-view cameras have become mandatory in the US, the 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan has been revealed, Renault Australia has cut its warranty on RS models, and the Lotus Esprit's successor is due in 2020...

Electric vehicles off the schedule for Mahindra in Australia

Although electric vehicles are fast becoming a major technological showcase for numerous automakers, Mahindra has ruled out EVs for Australia citing cost, and the lack of government incentives, as the reason behind the decision. At the local launch of the petrol-powered XUV500 SUV, Mahindra’s chief of international operations, Arvind Mathew, confirmed the brand’s focus would remain on petrol SUVs and diesel light-commercial vehicles...

Mahindra preparing product revolution by 2021

Indian automaker, Mahindra is preparing a new model onslaught in the next three years, with an array of products set to strengthen its lineup in Australia and around the world. The first new product for Mahindra will arrive in the form of a compact SUV to be positioned below the current seven-seat XUV500 and use a platform provided by the Ssangyong Tivoli, set to appear in the next 12 to 18 months...

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Mahindra Owner Reviews

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...

2013 Mahindra Xuv500 (AWD) Review

When I was updating from my old SUV, I took a test drive of couple of cars in the same category and this was impressive, it ticked almost every box, I also had a set budget in mind and I was impressed with the value it offered at the first place, the equipment list was good and offered everything which usually with others are a options and which comes at a very high cost...

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