For Mahindra, already established as a utility vehicle manufacturer, this experience seems to have sunk quite well. This could be deduced from the interview given by the CEO, Mr. Pravin Shah, who freely talked about the possibility of venturing into the small car market piggybacking on the same Logan platform provided customers are enthusiastic about it.
Also under consideration is a sub four metre Verito sedan that will hold out the benefit of lower excise duty. Since the under-floor area of the proposed car remains the same, the possibility is other parts of the cars might also remain the same. And, as usual, Renault will supply the engine and driveline for it. But a lot will be depending upon customer response. That’s for sure.
By: Bertrand Hatia