The history of the existence of the first automotive company in India Mahindra takes us in the years distant second world war. In 1945, a man named John Mahindra, while India was a diplomat in Washington, decided to quit his political career in order to do serious business. She helped him one of the top officials of neighboring Pakistan - Ghulam Mohammed. The new firm was named Mahindra & Mohammed.
However, a few years later Mohammed had to retire and replace him came another Pakistani official - Deputy Minister of Finance on behalf of the Mahindra ... Clark, the brother of the founder - John. Almost immediately, in 1948, the company was renamed as Mahindra & Mahindra. It seems that the new name is not necessary to decipher - and everything is clear.
At the same time, and started to develop the first Indian car. As an "experimental" brothers instance was selected rover company Willys-Overland, whose brother Mahindra going a bit further developed and put on the conveyor. However, due to numerous problems, the first car company debuted already in 1965. Basically, the machine was quite interesting, but the original she was very far away. In addition, the Indian buyer was not prepared for such vehicles because the model did not become popular.
His company has experienced a rebirth in the early 80-ies of XX century. However, an independent car production Indians are still not running. The company continued to develop vehicles licensed Willys, and soon moved to work on several models of the famous Jeep brand under license from the American manufacturer.
It was on the basis of company cars Jeep created the first machine in the history of independent India's automotive industry. We are talking about the vehicles, known as Commander - 3- and 5-door Phaeton and a huge wagon series CL, which seats 8 people, and reduced 5-seat variation Commander Marchal with a huge cargo bay. Already in 1993, the export of these vehicles in Germany, that India was a real breakthrough.
In the same period, the factories began production Mahindra 5-door station wagon Armada (5-seater) and Armada Grand (car 7 seats), which on the background of the previous model distinguishes this European comfort and easy operation. By the way, these cars were used on new diesel units of Peugeot capacity of 55 "horses" and a volume of 2.1 liters.
Then, in the 90s, was active on the minibuses and vans model Mahindra Voyager, which were created based on the Mitsubishi L300 sample 1979. Oddly, but in India similar cars in great demand. Apparently, the whole thing was in their relative cheapness. His fans have received and such developments as mini-trucks Tempo (license Willys), minibuses and FJ460 DP FJ470 DS4 (UAZ), as well as trucks Cabstar and Cabking (Nissan).1 - 50 | 51 - 60
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