Best Mahindra cars 🚗 you can buy in india
When it comes to India’s most prestigious automobile manufacturers, Mahindra & Mahindra is a namethat should never be overlooked. Mahindra as a brand has come a long way since its inception in 1945.
While other automakers attempt to dominate every segment, Mahindra distinguishes itself through its SUV-centric approach. Mahindra has mastered the art of producing SUVs for nearly eight decades. With ten SUVs in its lineup, nearly every Mahindra vehicle is a best-seller in its class. The festive month of October 2023 proved to be another great run for Mahindra, with the brand ranking fourth in overall sales with a market share of 11.2%.
When it comes to true blue SUVs, the Mahindra Scorpio is a veritable cult classic. The big daddy of SUVs
has a rich legacy of over two decades and is equipped to tackle all types of terrains without breaking a sweat. Since the new Scorpio N debuted, both the classic Mahindra Scorpio and the Scorpio N have helped the carmaker’s position in the Indian market. Both Scorpios managed to dominate the peak festive season by selling 13,578 units, representing an 85% year-on-year increase, demonstrating the SUVs’ undying popularity and the immense love the Scorpio N has received. As a result, the Scorpio was named the best-selling Tata vehicle of the month.
In terms of powertrain, the Scorpio has a single 2.2-litre diesel engine paired to a six-speed manual
transmission, whereas the Scorpio N has a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine in addition to the 2.2-litre diesel engine, both of which are paired to a six-speed manual or AMT transmission. Both SUVs are worthy segment choices, with a tough, built-to-last bodyline and true-blue SUV performance.
While there are many modern and feature-rich SUV options on the market, the Mahindra Bolero still shines like a diamond when it comes to purchasing an SUV that is truly practical, extremely spacious, and extremely tough and rugged. The Mahindra Bolero portfolio includes not only the classic, tough Bolero, but also the new-age, urban Bolero Neo, both of which are extremely dependable. Both SUVs sold 9,647 units in total, representing a year-on-year increase of about 10% over the 8,772 units sold in the same month last year. As a result, the Bolero was the fifth-best-selling SUV and the second-best-selling Tata vehicle of the month.
The tough and rugged build quality, great driving dynamics, and ample space that can seat up to seven passengers are what make the Bolero badge an unrivaled success across the country. Both the Bolero Neo and the Bolero are powered by a 1.5-litre diesel engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission, with the Neo providing more power and torque. The Bolero has a top mileage of 17.29 km/l, making it an ideal city car.
Mahindra XUV 700
When the XUV700 debuted in October 2021, it sent shockwaves through the market with its never-before-seen technology and impressive segment-first features. Fast forward to October 2023, and the Mahindra XUV700 is still one of India’s most recognizable SUVs. The XUV700 capitalized on festive demand to become the month’s second best-selling 7-seater car, with a 60% year-on-year increase over the 5,815 units it sold in the same month last year, selling 6,512 units.
With its premium interiors, absolute comfort, powerful drivetrain, and perfect 5-star safety rating, the XUV700 dominated 45.89% of the market last year, a feat that no other SUV has ever achieved. The XUV700 is equipped with the most powerful turbocharged engines in its class, as well as an AWD
drivetrain. It has a 2-litre turbo-petrol and a 2.2-litre diesel engine, both mated to a six-speed manual/AT transmission.
The Mahindra Thar was and continues to be revered as the only compact SUV capable of tackling all types of roads, with a glorious legacy spanning over two decades. In every way, the Mahindra Thar is the undisputed leader. The Thar, which is extremely popular among the general public, has repeatedly proven its worth, and October is no exception. The Thar sold 5,593 units in October 2023, representing a 53% year-on-year increase, making it the eighth best-selling compact SUV and the fourth best-selling Mahindra car of the month. And, with the 5-door Mahindra Thar set to be released next year, the SUV is sure to reach new heights of popularity.
The Thar is available with all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive and is powered by either a 2-litre turbo-petrol or a 2.2-litre diesel engine for AWD trims and a smaller 1.5-litre diesel engine for RWD models. For the 2 and 2.2-litre engines, a six-speed manual or torque converter automatic transmission is used, while the smaller engine has a single six-speed manual transmission.