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Old 14th July 2010, 12:20   #46
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I think it is Force Motors SUV. More report here Force Motors is testing a new SUV and could launch it soon | Indian Autos blog
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It does look like Ford if you closely look at the front grill and in center you can see ford shape logo.
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Front Grill looks like a Ford SUV it almost resembles Endevour.
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Most probably its a Mahindra. I spotted it just outside Nashik on Sunday (Jul 11). FYI - Mahindra has a huge facility at Igatpuri.
You mean Ambad MIDC, not Igatpuri.

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It does look like Ford if you closely look at the front grill and in center you can see ford shape logo.
I would not be surprised if Mahindra decided to sport that Ford shaped logo to misguide people, or if Ford registered their vehicle on MH 14.
Following the Fortuner's good fortune in India, all Indian manafacturers have realised the importance of the premium SUV segment and would want to play it rather smart.

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My guess is, its either a Tata or a Force Suv/Muv. Mahindra's would wait for the Korean outcome, to spend on R&D.
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My guess is, its either a Tata or a Force Suv/Muv. Mahindra's would wait for the Korean outcome, to spend on R&D.

I beg to differ. The Korean possble aquisition is a new oppourtunity. For any manufacturer to test their vehicles now, they must have invested in it, atleast 2 years back.
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Looks like the new Mahindra SUV set to be launched next year.

Any idea of the location where it was seen ?
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Definately not Mahindra, as they would not use the legacy taillamps on a new vehcile and this would be to throw of snoopers.

Also the front grill (which is harder to camoflage due to cooling requirements) is definately not the Mahindra family, infact is quite ford like.

Could be force, Safari or ford SUV. Who else would test one here.
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Whatever it would be, but the SUV seems to be very well designed and developed, well proportioned too. And if it happens to be Force SUV or Rhino...dare i say, then its good sign for Indian Automobile development capabilities, also good for the SUV market and buyers.
Hopefully this should be a product in the range of 8 - 12 lacs.
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or do someone think some Nissan underneath.??
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Front looks like Ford explorer to me, but the rear tells different story.

May be the new SUV from Force table!
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Have a doubt its another fly by night venture by some small Indian company assembling a chinese SUV
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Picture 3 has a eliptical symbol on the front grill that reminds me of Ford Endeavour. Having said this, Ford factory is in Chennai, but how come this is being spotted in North region?

Edit - On a hunch, I googled for on Force Motor's SUV & could find this.

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You mean Ambad MIDC, not Igatpuri.
Mahindra has an engine plant in Igatpuri as well as a vehicle assembly plant at Satpur, Nashik
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1) Front end looks like a Ford or some Chinese SUV.
2) Rear end looks like Mahindra. Specially the tipped forward stance is like the Mahindra World SUV.
3) IMO, its a new Ford SUV considering the size and Grille along with that oval logo ( which might be there to create confusion ). But is there any chance of this car being a Kia ? The headlight and grille combo is typically South Korean IMO. Just a wild guess.

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