Mahindra is a company which has progressed tremendously in the last decade. The company has diversified from a Jeep manufacturer to an automobile group producing cars, scooters and trucks. Now Mahindra plans to enter the highly competitive small car market with the launch of a small car. The Mahindra small car will be powered by a sub-1000 cc engine and will be priced between Rs. 2.5-3.5 lakhs. The small car from Mahindra will be launched in 2014 and will rival the Maruti Suzuki Alto and Hyundai HA/H800. The small car is being built on an in-house platform.
Mahindra has decided to set up a manufacturing plant in Tamil Nadu for the manufacturing of this small car, which will go into production by the end of 2013. Vendors have already been selected but the design of the Mahindra small car is still in the primary stage of development. We can expect both petrol and diesel powerplants to feature on the Mahindra small car, with the mini-Xylo’s diesel motor doing duties on the diesel version of the small car.