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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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Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

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...

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...