Indian Carmaker Mahindra to Sell Hybrid SUVs in U.S.A.

The company has said it will begin selling its Scorpio SUV in the US from 2008.

Published: 02-Feb-2008

Mumbai: Utility vehicle and tractor maker Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd plans to market hybrid sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in the United States.

The company has also entered into a joint venture agreement with US-based Navistar International Corp to manufacture diesel engines in India at an investment of $90 million over the next five years.

"Given the growing opposition to SUVs in the United States, we have a plan to market hybrid SUVs," M&M managing director Anand Mahindra said at a conference on climate change.


The Small Hybrid Sports Concept is a sports car that features advanced hybrid technology - proving stylish design and driving enjoyment can be combined with low environmental impact. It was designed by Honda R and D Europe, based in Offenbach, Germany.

A UK government challenge to produce a medium/small vehicle with CO2 emissions of less than 100 g/km has seen engineering company Ricardo team up with PSA Peugeot Citroen and UK research group QinetiQ to develop an innovative diesel full-hybrid.

Concept car may sport unusual air intakes since 'a hybrid battery needs a lot of cooling.'


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