|Successor||Mahindra Truck and Bus|
|Headquarters||Mumbai, Maharastra, India|
Mahindra & Mahindra (51%) |
Navistar International (49%)
Mahindra Navistar, formerly called Mahindra International, is an Indian-based truck manufacturer formed in 2005 from a joint-venture between Navistar International (49%) of the United States and Mahindra & Mahindra (51%). The first trucks rolled off the assembly line in Chakan, India, in January 2010.
Mahindra Navistar has started its full-fledged manufacturing activities for the entire spectrum of commercial vehicles ranging from 3.5 – 49 tons GVW/GCW. According to official sources, huge investments are being made in product development and in setting up of a Greenfield manufacturing facility at Chakan near Pune, India. The products of MNAL are currently sold under the trademark of Cabking, Loadking and Tourister.
Mahindra reorganized the company into Mahindra Truck and Bus.
MaxxForce 7.2 diesel EngineEdit
- Main article: Mahindra Navistar Engines
On 7 December 2009, the MaxxForce 7.2 diesel engine was unveiled by Dr. Pawan Goenka of Mahindra & Mahindra and Deepak Kapur of Navistar Truck Group, US. The MaxxForce 7.2 diesel engine, which claims to be the most modern engine in its class, will power Mahindra Navistar’s new range of M & HCV trucks and buses which will be introduced in the Indian market in the January 2010
MaxxForce 7.2 diesel engine is a 7.2 litre in-line six cylinder diesel engine. It has a 4-valve per cylinder technology and features both a mechanical injection system with a Bosch Rotary pump, as well as a high-pressure 1800 bar common rail fuel injection system. The MaxxForce 7.2 diesel engine to be produced in India is also fully compliant with BS III and BS IV emissions standards.
Launch at the 10th Auto Expo, 2010, New DelhiEdit
Mahindra Navistar Automotive Limited unveiled 25-tonne and 31-tonne trucks on 4 January 2010 and 40-tonne and 49-tonne trucks on 6 January 2010 at the 10th Auto Expo, New Delhi. The trucks unveiled were MN25 Tipper, MN25, MN31, MN40 & MN49. Mahindra Navistar is expected to sell its first batch of trucks by March 2010. First, there will be just two variants of trucks available while five more will be offered by the end of 2010.
On 28 June 2010, the company announced that the production figure has crossed 100th mark. The MN 25's Bharat Stage (BS) -II model is priced at Rs 14.99 lakh ex-showroom price. BS III version is also readily available while BS IV models will be available as per the customers' requirements. Pawan Goenka, President, Automotive and Farm Equipment Sectors, M&M Limited said on the occasion, “The investment done for Mahindra Navistar trucks is Rs 1000 crore out of which Rs 350 crore was done for engine manufacturing while the remaining Rs 1300 crore was done on trucks. Work is in an advanced stage on the soon to be launched CNG variant. We have priced our product very aggressively and I think it is marginally higher than its competitors. Currently our installed capacity is 50,000 units for trucks.”
- MN25 - MAXXFORCE® 7.2 TCIC BS III engine - 210 hp - 25 ton
- MN25 Tipper - MAXXFORCE® 7.2 TCIC BS III engine - 210 hp - 25 ton
- MN31 - MAXXFORCE® 7.2 TCIC BS III engine - 210 hp - 31 ton
- MN40 - MAXXFORCE® 7.2 CRDI, TCIC BS III - 260 hp - 40 ton
- MN49 - MAXXFORCE® 7.2 CRDI, TCIC BS III - 260 hp - 49 ton -
- ↑ http://www.motorindiaonline.com/2008/09/mahindra-international-is-now-mahindra.html
- ↑ The Hindu on Mahindra International,.
- ↑ http://www.24dunia.com/english-news/shownews/0/Punjab-Tractors-to-ramp-up-capacity-30/6271626.html
- ↑ "Navistar". Mahindra. Retrieved on 16 July 2010.
- ↑ http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/18/us-mahindra-navistar-india-idUSBRE8BH09520121218
- ↑ "MACHINIST - MaxxForce engine to be produced at Mahindra Navistar Engines' Chakan plant". Machinist.in (8 December 2009). Retrieved on 16 July 2010.
- ↑ "Mahindra-Navistar Commercial Vehicle To Be Launched In Jan 2010". India-server.com. Retrieved on 16 July 2010.
- ↑ "MaxxForce engines to power Mahindra Navistar trucks - WheelsUnplugged Automobile Industry News". Wheelsunplugged.com. Retrieved on 16 July 2010.
- ↑ "M&M-Navistar launch big truck". Hindustan Times (4 January 2010). Retrieved on 16 July 2010.
- ↑ "Mahindra Navistar unveils MN 49 & MN 40 trucks at the Delhi AutoExpo - WheelsUnplugged Automobile Industry News". Wheelsunplugged.com (6 January 2010). Retrieved on 16 July 2010.
- ↑ "Mahindra-Navistar to commence truck retailing from March 2010 - WheelsUnplugged Automobile Industry News". Wheelsunplugged.com (13 January 2010). Retrieved on 16 July 2010.