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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...

Jeep blocks Mahindra over copycat design

Jeep has won its bid for an order to block the sale of Mahindra off-road vehicles that were alleged to be copycat designs of its iconic Wrangler, the Bloomberg news agency has reported. The International Trade Commission ruled that the Mahindra Roxor – an off-road buggy that cannot be road registered in North America as it does not meet the latest approval standards – is a copy of the Jeep Wrangler and that it cannot be sold in the US...

2020 Mahindra Pik-Up price and specs

Indian carmaker Mahindra has announced pricing and specification for its 2020 Pik-Up ute lineup, arriving in Australian showrooms now. The Mahindra Pik-Up range opens with the 4x2 S6+ single cab at $23,990 drive-away, and the 4x4 S6+ single cab starting from $27,990 drive-away...

Jeep and Mahindra back in court over copyright claim

The US International Trade Commission has agreed to review a complaint lodged by the parent company of Jeep, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), claiming the design of Wrangler look-a-like, the Mahindra Roxor, infringed on its "trade dress". Last year legal representatives for Jeep convinced an administrative law judge the Mahindra Roxor's round headlights and vertical grille slats (pictured above) could infringe on Jeep's design...

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Mahindra PikUp gets capped-price servicing

Mahindra has announced capped-price servicing for PikUp utes, as it looks to further improve its value proposition. The first five services will now cost a maximum of $2296, provided the car is serviced on time within the Mahindra dealer network. The new capped-price servicing applies to vehicles purchased since January 2018...

Ford and Mahindra joint venture formed for emerging markets

Ford and Mahindra have agreed to form a joint venture valued at US$275 million ($406 million), which will be based in India and focussed on making vehicles for "high-growth emerging markets around the world". Mahindra will be the dominant partner in the relationship, owning 51 per cent of the joint venture and running day-to-day operations...

Ford to put its India business into Mahindra joint venture - report

If the deal goes through, it will be latest step in Ford CEO Jim Hackett's drive to staunch the bleeding from the firm's overseas subsidiaries. According to Bloomberg, Ford is currently in discussions with Mahindra about a joint venture in India. The proposed deal would see Ford put most of its Indian assets into the new firm, of which it would own 49 per cent...