A Steady Rise For The Good
Whenever the society needed the Mahindra Group in its entire existence, the company has always been next to always ready relative to its intention to create a new industry in its fold. In 1945 when the company was founded by the brothers K.C. Mahindra and J.C Mahindra with Malik Ghulam Mohammed, the firm's journey commenced right into the steel business and over time, the company has already expanded to 22 key industries, which range from aerospace, boats, clean energy, down to defense, farm equipment, information technology, and automotive.
After a few, more stable years, Mohammed immigrated to Pakistan and left the company to the brothers and subsequently changed its name to Mahindra & Mahindra. The company then went into further expansion manufacturing and considerably sold Multi Utility Vehicles (MUV) under the license of the Willies Jeep.
The Mahindra Group then absorbed a majority stake in electric vehicle Reva in 2010 and Ssangyong Motor Company, a noted South Korean company in 2011. The latter ultimately aided the firm in spreading its presence in more than 90 countries, which now include the Philippines.
Meanwhile, the Mahindra Group's need for modifications in the agricultural practices pushed the firm to finally foray into such a sector before the agricultural revolution started in India. This culminated to a milestone that makes the company as one of the key torch-bearers of the IT revolution in its homeland. For now, however, Mahindra's focus is concentrated on developing alternate energy sources under a belief of energy conservation playing a vital role in ensuring a much better feature.
Mahindra in the Philippines
Although the Mahindra Group's foray in the Philippine market started during the 1990s, it's only in 2015 when the firm finally set a more stable footing – thanks to its large corporate backer which all ensured its thriving business.
The brand finally made its presence more felt in the Philippines when it made a splash with its lucrative contract with the Philippine National Police (PNP). Under such a deal, Mahindra was tasked to supply its Enforcer (a specially-configured Bolero pickup) as the unit's official patrol vehicle. During this time, Mahindra was to supply some 1,470 units in totality. This move alone conveniently places the company at the helm of the list of the automotive firms which have the largest presence in the country.
Mahindra also announced quite an aggressive expansion plan which now sees the company erecting three new dealerships rise in Luzon, particularly in Las Pinas, Pasay City, and Quirino Avenue. The said locations are already open for sales and other services. Meanwhile, these dealership networks are set to be joined by three more – Cebu, Butuan, and Cagayan de Oro.
Mahindra Cars Philippines is distributed exclusively by Asiabrands Motors Corporation, a firm which is under the Columbian Group of Companies.
The Mahindra cars in the Philippines expertly represent India and its best offers in the automotive segment. Currently India's leading SUV manufacturer, the company's offerings don't only come in style and advanced technology. They also are all considered to the very best relative to the modern needs of its consumers.
Ultimately, the Mahindra cars are noted for its ruggedness, versatility, and dependability – all three features that make them only the most ideal of vehicles for Filipino businessmen and entrepreneurs who businesses are now starting to grow.
2019 Mahindra Supro
Mahindra's distinct entry into the small truck-van segment, the Supro was initially designed to be a simple rugged people carries. Initially, it offered two types of panoramic van bodies – a Jeepney-type with canvas side windows and a closed air-conditioned type with sliding side windows.
The current-generation Mahindra Supro is powered by a 900cc two-cylinder oil burner which revs up 45 HP and 98 Nm of torque. Its power is then sent to its rear wheels through a 5-speed manual transmission.
2019 Mahindra Enforcer
Dubbed as Mahindra's back-to-basics robust and rugged pickup truck, the Enforcer currently retails in both Single Cab and Double Cab configurations.
The 2019 Mahindra Enforcer is fueled by a 2.5-liter diesel engine which produces 100 HP and 238 Nm of torque, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. In addition, both of its cab configurations are available with 4x2 0r 4x4. It also produces a decent mileage of 12.2kmp1 in the metro and 9.6kmp1 on an uneven terrain.
This particular model is India's best-selling utility vehicle and was initially exported to the Philippines for the Philippine National Police (PNP).
The 2019 Mahindra Enforce currently competes with the likes of the Isuzu D-Max and the Toyota Hilux in the country.
2019 Mahindra Xylo
The Mahindra Group also banks on the Mahindra Xylo as its entry in the MPV segment. Noted for its comfort and modern styling, the Xylo's another highlight can be gleaned from the brand's familiar ruggedness.
Next on the list is the Xylo's safety offerings, front-lined by dual-airbags and ABS. The vehicle also comes in base E2 form (5- or 9-seater) which rivals the AUVs and the high-trim, 7-seater E8 edition which competes with the MPVs.
The Mahindra Xylo is powered by a 2.2-liter mHawk turbo-diesel engine which revs up 120hp and 280Nm of torque, all mated to a 5-speed manual.
2016 Mahindra Scorpio
Mahindra's mid-range SUV, the Scorpio, banks on its unashamed simplicity and the brand's trademark ruggedness- features that easily set it apart from modern SUVs which now come with more luxurious and more car-like amenities.
The 2016 Mahindra Scorpio can accommodate nine people in a 5-seater plus two 2-seater jump seats right in its rear section. The vehicle is powered by a 2.5-liter inline-4 diesel mill which is claimed to produce 105hp and 258Nm of torque. All of these are mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Meanwhile, its RWD feature is made standard.
Overall, the 2016 Mahindra Scorpio's engine is notable perky and determined, even when situated at low speeds. These same features make this vehicle your go-to option if you're planning to tackle the urban jungle in the Philippines.