India has been a golden opportunity for both domestic as well as global auto players but now it seems that Indian manufacturers are ready to enter the international arena, with sights clearly on the lucrative US market. So keen is M&M, a company best known for the manufacture of farm-equipment, that it's trying to set up a network of roughly 200 dealers across the US to sell its line of SUVs. The first vehicle to be introduced is the Mahindra Scorpio SUV, pictured above, which is the company’s flagship, already sold in parts of Europe as the Goa. Further, the company already markets and sells its line of tractors in the US.
The Scorpio can seat up to eight passengers, has the choice of either 2WD or 4WD modes and is powered by a 2.6-liter turbodiesel engine. The company is currently developing a petrol powerplant and possibly even a hybrid engine in a partnership with French automaker, Renault. Although concerns of quality are still lingering, remember that originally Japanese cars were seen as unreliable. Then it was Korea’s turn and now India and China have their chance at introducing to the world a whole new range of affordable vehicles.
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