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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...

2019 Mahindra XUV500 revealed

Mahindra has unveiled its new XUV500 SUV, complete with a redesigned rear end and a new range-topping W10 variant. Up front, the XUV500 has a new grille with chrome highlights and a bigger chrome surround for greater presence on the road, while there are fresh daytime running lights and redesigned headlamps...

2018-19 Mahindra XUV500 recalled

Mahindra has recalled the 2018 and 2019 XUV500 SUV over concerns about the car entering 'limp home mode'. According to the company, pressing the brake and accelerator at the same time could make the car enter 'limp home mode'. Although the engine doesn't cut out, engine and road speeds are restricted, increasing your risk of accident...

Mahindra Black mHawk Pikup, Tradie Packs revealed

Mahindra has joined the crowd of carmakers offering a sticker pack for its dual-cab ute, unveiling the Black mHawk Pik-Up alongside a range of fresh 'Tradie Packs'. The limited-edition Black mHawk Pik-Up follows a formula becoming increasingly common in the dual-cab world...

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...

2018 Mahindra XUV500 pricing and specs

Pricing and specifications for the updated 2018 Mahindra XUV500 range have been revealed this week, with the seven-seat SUV kicking off at $25,990 drive-away – $4000 cheaper than before. Available in two grades, the revised XUV500 now gets a 2.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine, making 103kW of power and 320Nm of torque, mated to a six-speed Aisin-sourced automatic transmission as standard - replacing the previous model's turbo diesel...

2018 Mahindra Pik-Up pricing and specs

The 2018 Mahindra Pik-Up has been detailed for the Australian market, with the new-generation ute range to kicking off from $21,990 drive-away. There are be four variants available across two trim grades at launch, with the entry-level price-leader to join in "early 2018". Single- and dual-cab body styles are offered, along with cab chassis and "well-side tub" trays...