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Old 1st September 2007, 13:02   #121
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It's being telecast right now on NDTV Profit.
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Old 1st September 2007, 13:24   #122
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So an Israeli design with an anaemic GMC Petrol engine and a Ssangyong diesel that is licensed from Mercedes Benz with an MB transmission becomes Mahindra's answer to the Humvee?

I wonder if M&M makes the badge or is that made by a 3rd party vendor too?

HOW?

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the one petrol version with GM engine comes with GM transmission.

Ssangyong diesel (derived from MB diesel) comes with MB transmission.

Both are 5-Speed Auto.
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Old 1st September 2007, 13:52   #124
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So an Israeli design with an anaemic GMC Petrol engine and a Ssangyong diesel that is licensed from Mercedes Benz with an MB transmission becomes Mahindra's answer to the Humvee?

I wonder if M&M makes the badge or is that made by a 3rd party vendor too?

HOW?
The Ssangyong MB licensed engines are very good engines. A neighbour had a Ssangyong Korrando which had a great 2.9 diesel engine (5 cyclinder). It was refined and sounded super smooth (that is the engine, the car was nothing special). Ssangyong use a MB (sourced) T-tronic automatic gearbox which may be the one they use on the AXE.
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I guess the Indian Gov does not want to highlight its contact with the Israeli design team for obvious reasons. We have a large Muslim population here, so over hyping the Israeli influence means inviting trouble from the left(communist) and the Muslim parties.
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I wonder if M&M makes the badge or is that made by a 3rd party vendor too?
Mahindra definitely manufactures the badge and there are 2 great differences between the Israeli and Indian versions :-
1)one is LHD and the other is RHD
2)the headlights are different (obviously the original version has set of 3 cool small headlights on both sides...while the Indian one has only one big round headlight on both sides..)
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I guess the Indian Gov does not want to highlight its contact with the Israeli design team for obvious reasons. We have a large Muslim population here, so over hyping the Israeli influence means inviting trouble from the left(communist) and the Muslim parties.

Israel is a long term strategic and military ally of India for a long time and most of the advanced weapoary and equipments used by the Indian Special Forces are of Israeli make(uzi's,mp5,night vision systems,etc...)

Note:accidentally made double posts
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Amazing RAW stuff man.
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Got to see the AXE on Car & Bike show on NDTV.. looks very agressive from the front, but side profile and aesthetic/design can be improved, imo. There was one version with the Bolero side doors, not good! A primary all terrian vehicle for military use should have re-inforced doors.. Also, think it needs a bit of length to balance the width of the vehicle... Good job M&M
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Autocar 8th Anniversary Special (September Issue) has a Scoop Test of Mahindra Axe.

Autocar's verdict is 9/10 and says 'The Axe is so well balanced, it handles and drives like a rally car at speed'.

Off topic - DVD that came with this issue is worth watching. The Veyron doing 277mph is just awesome.

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Just saw the Car & Bike show on NDTV - this baby looks amazing - just like the H2 - I wonder what it will look like with clothes on.

Come on M&M - give this baby to us - price it around 10 - 12, the Endeavour market is all yrs then

Haha - Wishful thinking !!!
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this car is being exported to israel in 15- 20 numbers per month and i have heard that it can reach upto 200 kmph.
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The engine is sourced from an Isreli firm and Mahindra doesn't have any plans to develop its own engine according this report on Business Line.

Source:- The Hindu Business Line : M&M invests $6-7 m in new army vehicle

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this car is being exported to israel in 15- 20 numbers per month and i have heard that it can reach upto 200 kmph.
Kindly post the source of your information please
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Did anyone notice the specs quoted say that the rear uses larger discs than the front? And that this thing has 3 channel ABS?

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equipments used by the Indian Special Forces are of Israeli make(uzi's,mp5,night vision systems,etc...)
MP5s are made only by H&K. Israel is selling India Tavors and Galils, and the Rajendra already has the Green Pine system in it.
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