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India to gift 630 Mahindra vehicles to Nepal

OD Newsdesk Published: November 18, 2013, 05:26 PM IST

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M) recently announced that it has been awarded an order by the Government of India (GOI) to supply a fleet of more than 630 vehicles.

These vehicles were ordered by the GoI to gift to the Government of Nepal to help with their upcoming Constitutional Assembly elections. They will be utilised by the security forces, Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and as part of the convoy during the elections. The fleet will be delivered to the Election Commission and the Home Ministry in Nepal. The Nepal elections are scheduled on November 19, 2013.

2013 Mahindra Bolero in IndiaMahindra

Mahindra offers commercial pick-up trucks, buses, trucks, utility vehicles such as the Scorpio, Bolero, XUV500, Quanto and now the electric car E2O. Although details about the 630 vehicles being provided have not been mentioned, we can assume that it largely comprises utility vehicles to tighten security for events and convoys.

Mahindra is partnered by Agni Incorporated Pvt Ltd. in Nepal. Agni is headed by Cabinet Shrestha. It is responsible for growing the sales and service network of the brand in Nepal.

2013 XUV500 W42013 XUV500 W4

"For Mahindra, it's an absolute moment of pride that we have been chosen by the Government of Nepal to strengthen Indo-Nepal ties and enable one of the most important hallmarks in the history of Nepal, the Constituent Assembly elections which are to be held in November 2013. For us, this epitomizes one of the important aspects of the Mahindra brand namely, Driving Positive Change, and also demonstrates the confidence of both governments in our products," said Ruzbeh Irani, chief executive – international operations, Mahindra.

"We are proud to be associated with the Mahindra Group which is a highly respected brand name in the automotive world. The supply of over 630 vehicles will further strengthen the Mahindra brand in the marketplace, and help make the election process more robust, providing a pillar of support to the nation," added Cabinet Shrestha.

Mahindra recently launched the W4 variant of its premium SUV, the XUV500.

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 7.98 Lakhs
Displacement
1493cc
Transmission
Manual
Max Power(ps)
76
Max Torque(Nm)
210
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 12.23 Lakhs
Displacement
2179cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
140
Max Torque(Nm)
320
Mileage
-NA-
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