Mahindra & Mahindra, the automotive giants from India, is all geared up to launch their latest special edition models of XUV500 and Scorpio in South Africa. Mahindra & Mahindra, who have a sizeable share of the automobile market in South Africa, will debut their new models at the Harvest Day Show. The Harvest day show is held annually at NampoPark in South Africa and attracts visitors and exhibitors from all across the world. The fact that Mahindra & Mahindra have chosen this show to exhibit their specially designed vehicles will surely add to the prestige of this company, which has big plans to grab a better share of the market in South Africa. Incidentally, this company hadset up office in South Africa in October 2004 and has a huge dealer network in all the nine provinces there.
The Mahindra XUV500, designed as per international standards, is built on a monocoque frame and is powered by a 2.2 mHawk engine which gives a max output of up to 140 bhp with an effortless 6-speed transmission. Other features include ABS, airbags and ESP.
In a statement issued by the automotive manufacturer, the company has said that the automobiles have been specifically designed to cater to the large farming community of South Africa. These models have the ability to be more effective in rural areas where roads are not laid and are essentially dirt tracks. The single cab Bolero will also feature prominently for just this segment. Plans are also afoot to cater to made to order automobiles from the farming sector.