Mahindra has rolled out its 25th lakh vehicle from the Nasik plant. The vehicle under spotlight is none other than a Scorpio.
Mahindra Nasik manufacturing facility began its journey in 1981, and a production capacity of 210,000 vehicles. The first vehicle to be rolled out from here was the FJ Mini Bus. At the time, the plant manufactured 8 vehicles per day. Today, 700+ vehicles roll out of the assembly line each day.
Mahindra exports vehicle from here to 34 countries. The Nashik plant is entrusted with manufacturing Scorpio, Marazzo, XUV300, Bolero, e-Verito, Ambulance, Scorpio SC/DC and Thar range. Mahindra views the achievement as a significant moment in its automotive journey, and says, ‘this achievement is a stepping stone to many more accolades for our Nasik plant in times to come.
Milestones as they say are what they are. While, the production line is abuzz with activity, the manufacturer has prepped for a grand showcase at Auto Expo 2020. And along with its current range, Mahindra is keen to display its electric mobility solutions. This includes the two door Atom, which is likely to be showcased as connected vehicle along with electric capability. Interestingly the Mahindra Funster teaser brings together a future electric SUV and at the same time could also be a glimpse into what next-gen XUV500 could look a bit like.
In fact, Mahindra Electric is already chasing its next course. Alongside its partnership with Ssangyong Motors, the company is now looking for global partners to whom it could supply electric vehicle powertrains that are manufactured in India. The longterm and diverse electric platform planning is no surprise as Mahindra has as a mainstream manufacturer for long been working to make its mark in the EV segment.
Mahindra already sells electric three-wheelers too. And with its modern platforms, and offerings, it’s not altogether unthinkable that Mahindra could soon launch yet another electric variant from its current line-up.
Looking to mix things up, the Super XUV300, ie.e., XUV300 rally car will also be showcased at Auto Expo 2020. The vehicle, in its regular form is the safest vehicle by an Indian manufacturing having upstaged even the Tata cars that enjoy repute when it comes to safety rating. Mahindra Marazzo too is rated a safe car. With BS6 compliancy being the need of the hour, Mahindra will launch its new gen Scorpio in the months to come.