Mahindra – History and Top Models

Mahindra is an Indian-based multinational manufacturing corporation established in 1945. It was established by brothers J.C and K.C Mahindra, and Malik Ghulam Muhammad. As Muhammad had to migrate to Pakistan after its independence, they had to change its name. This corporation was originally Muhammad and Mahindra. It became Mahindra and Mahindra in 1948.

The company was founded as a steel trading company. The company started by manufacturing MUVs and became one of the biggest Jeep manufacturers in India. They started manufacturing agricultural tractors and LCVs as well.

They are a big name in the Indian automobile industry as it has a special role in utility vehicle manufacturing. Their products are sold globally. The company excels in both the automotive and farming industries.

They have a lineup of various vehicles, including heavyweight commercial vehicles, SUVs, pickups, lightweight commercial vehicles, tractors, and two-wheeled motorcycles. To manufacture passenger cars, they began a joint venture with Ford called Ford India Private Limited.


The company exports its vehicles to various countries of the world. It has several global subsidiaries, including Mahindra and Mahindra company, Mahindra USA Inc. / Europe S.r.l. / South Africa, and Mahinrda Tractor Co. Ltd.

Their production of passenger vehicles started in April 2007, under the Mahindra Renault joint venture. The company started producing heavy trucks with a joint venture with International Truck, USA.


Mahindra is consistently the top selling compact tractor in the world. Mahindra compact wheel tractors are extremely versatile, reliable, and affordable, enabling the company to remain in the #1 sales by volume position year over year.


The logo is a straightforward “M,” redesigned in 2000 in a way that shows the vision of the company.

Military Vehicles

They have manufactured several military vehicles as well. The production of military vehicles started under Mahindra Emirates Vehicle Armouring. The vehicle included Mahindra Armored Straton Armoured Personnel Carrier and Mahindra Armored Light Specialist Vehicle. Developing a joint venture with BAE Systems, the company has developed Mahindra Mine Protected Vehicle-I. They made a deal with Airbus Group in 2018 to produce and supply metallic parts.

Top Models


The Maruti 800 was the prevailing car in the automotive industry. Then the company introduced the Bolero in 2000. The B had a robust engine, and sturdy dynamics, at a competent price. This car has three variants, a 1433 cc engine, and was available with a single manual transmission. You can have a look at Mahindra Parts Catalog to find complementary parts for this model. The Bolero gained immense popularity in India.


Scorpio is the first vehicle manufactured by the company for the global market. It was an SUV that had all the essential features. Extensive research and development went into producing this vehicle. The money spent on R&D turned out to be fruitful as the vehicle generated crazy profit. It is a 7-seater car that has two engine options and two transmissions; automatic and manual.


Thar is a 4×4 vehicle. Boasting amazing off-road capabilities, it instantly became popular in the world of automotive after its launch. This vehicle came with two engine options, including 2.6 liters and 2.5 liters. The engines were both robust enough to produce 63 hp power along with 182 Nm torque.

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They produced a subcompact SUV in 2019, called the XUV300, which is one of the safest cars manufactured in India. With a 4-star score in child occupancy safety, this is one amazingly safe car in India. 


The XUV500 was launched in 2011 and is equipped with airbags, ESP, EBD, and APS. This car has 20 variants and is available in three transmission options, including Automatic, Manual, and Automatic TC. It is a seven-seater car and received a 4-star NCAP safety rating.

What’s Ahead?

This company is the very first one in India that introduce CRDi engines. They have always worked to bring innovative products and have always been successful. They have expanded the business globally, and we are expecting the same in the future. Mahindra brought forward a series of engines used in the vehicles manufactured by Mahindra in the future. The engine mStallion premiered at the Auto Expo 2020.

They have many foreign investors for the company that will definitely make their products more successful in the global market.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best-selling tractor in the world?

Mahindra is the number one selling compact tractor in the world.