Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Mahindra Scorpio Platform Replacement Moving Forward



The Economic Times reports that Mahindra & Mahindra’s plans for an all-new global SUV platform to be built in India, and marketed internationally is moving forward.

“We are developing a new SUV platform, which will replace Scorpio. This platform will be compatible with the markets abroad and will be exported from India.” - Mahindra & Mahindra President, Automotive Sector, Pawan Goenka

Mahindra plans to invest upwards of USD $150 million into the project. This is part of a total investment of USD $1 billion in capital expenditures for Mahindra’s Chakan plant.

The Scorpio platform is the common chassis used for the (soon-to-be) US-market TR20 and TR40 pickups, as well as the current Scorpio SUV marketed elsewhere. The article does not indicate whether or not future plans include some level of vehicle assembly in the United States.

The article in its entirety: Mahindra Plans Scorpio Successor

Source: The Economic Times

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

$15million is incorrect. 700 crores comes to US$150 million

Christian J Winfield said...

Typo. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

So does that mean that the trucks that are coming will only have that stlye for a couple years and then new ones will come along. As for parts I'd be concearned a little about buying one now.

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