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Old 7th January 2010, 11:47   #1
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Default Mahindra at the Auto Expo 2010

Mahindra's pavilion spanned across different segments of vehicles......Jeeps, SUVs, MUVs, CVs, 2 wheelers and more.

First things first, what all the Jeepers have been waiting for. The Mahindra Thar. That too with a long list of customisations! Mahindra's fit & finish have greatly improved, even on these ol' school Jeeps. With the common-rail under the hood, this Jeep ought to be a stonker.

Question is : How long is Mahindra going to sit on the fence? You have a ready list of enthusiast buyers for the Thar. It'd be a shame if you don't eventually launch it.

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Old 7th January 2010, 11:55   #2
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Standard Scorpio & Xylo fare. Strangely, Mahindra didn't showcase their entire range of passenger vehicles at the Expo. Several UVs were missing!

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Cut section of the Scorpio:
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And a mirror shot of the underbody:
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The super MHawk engine:
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Old 7th January 2010, 12:01   #3
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Mahindra's new range of Navistar Commercial Vehicles:


Some important features of the Navistar Trucks:
  • Extensive road testing: Tested over more than 13000 passes on torture tracks ie. 10 lac km on normal road conditions, in addition to lakhs of kilometers on highways.
  • Strong & rugged C-section ladder type chassis frame
  • Unique Front Axle: Strong front axle with wider cross section & larger bearing sizes for higher life. Wider track for more stability
  • Strong Rear Axle: Heavy duty rear axle for better life at higher torques
  • Strong & Durable Suspension: Wider leaves for enhanced safety by avoiding spring eye failures.
  • Wider track for more stability.
  • Indian components: Ingeniously developed parts to achieve commonality across range.
  • Wide range of cabins: Customisable tippers, haulage and trailers in various sizes to suit varied businesses.
  • Adjustable driving seat with tiltable & telescoping steering: This combination ensures comfortable driving for drivers who are over 6 ft tall and well built to even a little below average height and built drivers.
  • Wide Wind Shield: The wind shield width and height along with adjustable seat positions provides the best visibility not just on the front but also on the sides.
  • Additional space for staff: Co-driver seat with capacity for 2 people, co-driver and cleaner.
  • Excellent Sleeper Bunks: Wider and longer sleeper berths for resting after long hours of driving.
  • High Storage Space:
    • Storage space in head box for important documents and cash
    • Storage space in dash board for keeping regular utility items like torch, etc
    • Huge storage space below the lower bunk for carrying tools, oil cans, cooking material, etc. which drivers and cleaners carry along during long hauls.

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Remember our discussion on this 880 NM torque engine?

Features of the MaxForce 7.2 litre, in-line, 6 cylinder diesel engine:
  • Delivers maximum power of 210 hp @ 2200 rpm
  • Max torque of 880 Nm @ 1200-1400 rpm, for superior lugging power with minimum gear changes, even on steep gradients
  • Turbo with charge-air cooler for improved responsiveness and fuel economy
  • 4-valve per cylinder and optimised fuel injection system make it BS III compliant without any after-treatmsent
  • Directed piston cooling jets and gallery-cooled pistons help achieve maximum durability and reliability
  • The engine is one-of-its-kind in its frugal fuel consumption. It maintains high fuel economy despite its high performance as it features both, a mechanical injection system with a Bosch Rotary pump, as well as a high-pressure 1800 bar common-rail fuel injection system. It also comes with the following innovations
    • Unique individual cylinder head design ensures lower maintenance and repair costs
    • Modular cylinder head gasket for low replacement cost and ease of service
    • Wet liner design for minimum replacement cost
    • A water pump driven by the engine gear train instead of the belt, allowing trouble-free operation while also lowering chances of belt failure
    • 25,000+ hours of engine testing
    • 1 million kms of testing on Indian Roads

Engine Specs:

Specifications: 6.12 TCA
Emission Complaince: BS IIIComplaint *
Configuration: 6 Cylinder, In line
Valves/Cylinder: 4
Displacement (cc): 7118
Bore (mm): 105
Stroke (mm): 137
Combustion System: Direct Injection
Injection System: VE Mechanical
Aspiration: Turbo Intercooler
Max Power Output Kw (hp) @ rpm: 157 (210) @2200
Peak Torque N-m @rpm: 880@1400
Compression Ratio: 16.1:1

* BS IV version also available
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Old 7th January 2010, 12:06   #4
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From their newly acquired 2 wheeler division:

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What racetrack bike is that?? 53 bhp?? Is this for real?
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Whats the 4 wheel drive select lever doing sitting under the front console in the Thar?

Is this is dummy one?
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^ Wanted to ask exactly that - One would need to stretch to reach the lever.
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Have become an instant Mahindra Fan after looking at the Thar. The fit and Finish as mentioned by GTO looks sturdy and much better than the standard Scorpio/Xylo Finish.

LAUNCH THE THAR HERE , MAHINDRA..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

One customer , in an already long list just added.
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The buses with the toothy grill treatment look wierd!! and are they going to launch the bikes?
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Whats the 4 wheel drive select lever doing sitting under the front console in the Thar?
If you ever owned a Mahindra, you would know.
Its called Mahindra Ergonomics.

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Whats the 4 wheel drive select lever doing sitting under the front console in the Thar?
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^ Wanted to ask exactly that - One would need to stretch to reach the lever.
Not a dummy.

See a LHD now think RHD and engineering not upto the mark.
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Whats the 4 wheel drive select lever doing sitting under the front console in the Thar?

Is this is dummy one?
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^ Wanted to ask exactly that - One would need to stretch to reach the lever.
Thats how you reach the selector lever in the mm540 as well. A trifle inconvenient, but you get used to it.
Infact its the dashboard central panel that has pretruded on top of the lever.

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The buses with the toothy grill treatment look wierd!!
Can't complain.
The chief designer at Mahindra was a Rabbit in his / her earlier life.

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how come i missed the mahindra bikes??were they in different stall from the jeeps?
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Can't complain.
The chief designer at Mahindra was a Rabbit in his / her earlier life.

:(
good one Torqy. It's a family obsession. Don't know why they can't overrule this bunny.In the interest of better looking Mahindra vehicles.
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