Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) has announced its sales figures for the last month. In May 2023, the homegrown UV manufacturer sold 32,883 SUVs, a 23 per cent increase year-on-year, but a 5.2 per cent decrease month-on-month (MoM). Domestic sales were 26,632 units in the same period the previous year. Its domestic sales in May 2022 were 22,632 units, while it sold 34,694 units in April of this year. Mahindra shipped 2,616 units last month, comprising both CVs and PVs, which is higher than the 2,028 units shipped in May 2022. The firm claims that despite supply chain interruptions caused by the shortage of semiconductors for airbag ECUs, it was nevertheless able to reach this sales target. Furthermore, it has been reported that a temporary disruption in the supply of engine-related parts at the supplier end is limiting the number of sales for both SUVs and Pik-Ups.
Sharing his thoughts on the recent sales figures, Veejay Nakra, President of, the Automotive Division, M&M said, “We continue our growth trend, backed by strong demand in SUVs. We sold a total of 33,931 units, translating into a domestic growth of 23% in May. We have delivered a healthy YoY growth in 3-Wheelers and export segments as well.”
Mahindra Thar 5-door to Launch in India in 2024
The carmaker recently confirmed that the eagerly-anticipated Thar 5-door will go on sale in India next year. The update came after several industry rumours previously indicated the 5-door variant might be available in our country this year. The Mahindra Thar 5-door SUV will be powered by the same engines that power the present 3-door model. The Thar is offered with three separate engines: a 1.5-litre D117 CRDe diesel (117 bhp/300 Nm), a 2.2-litre mHawk 130 CRDe diesel (130 bhp/300 Nm), and a 2.0-litre mStallion 150 TGDi petrol (150 bhp/320 Nm). A 6-speed manual gearbox may be used with the 1.5-litre diesel engine. The 2.2-litre diesel and 2.0-litre gasoline engines are available with 6-speed MT or 6-speed AT transmissions. For the off-roader, both RWD and 4WD are presently available.
The dashboard of the upcoming Thar will be comparable to that of the 3-door model. The features and trim colour options will, however, see some small adjustments. The Thar 5-door comes equipped with a host of conveniences including automatic air conditioning, cruise control, a rear parking camera, an 8-inch touchscreen, and up to six airbags. In terms of price, one can estimate that it will start at around Rs 15 lakh (ex-showroom).
Mahindra XUV400 EV Waiting Period Reaches Up to 6 Months
Mahindra launched the XUV400, the first all-electric SUV, in India in January 2023. Its two versions were released with an entry-level EC model beginning at Rs 15.99 lakh. On the other hand, the high-end EL model costs Rs 18.99 lakh. These are both ex-showroom pricing. The Mahindra XUV400 is currently being delivered in phases, with the first 400 units having recently been handed over to customers. However, prospective buyers should expect the electric SUV to take longer to arrive. The XUV400 now has a six-month waiting period starting from the day of booking. For those who are unaware, reservations for the model started at Rs 20,000.
The Mahindra XUV400 is powered by a single electric motor with a max output of 310Nm and 150bhp. The car can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 8.3 seconds and reach a peak speed of 150km/h with this unit. The EC has two battery options: a 34.5kWh battery pack and a 39.4kWh unit. The EL has a 456-kilometre MIDC range, whereas the EC has a 375-kilometre range. A 3.3kW or 7.2kW charger may be used to charge the Mahindra XUV400. The 7.2kW charger charges the battery (39.4kWh) in 6.5 hours, whilst the 3.3kW charger takes 13 hours. In less than 50 minutes, a DC fast charger can charge a battery from 0% to 80%. A 16A household outlet can also be used to power the model.