On October 12, 2018, Mahindra and Mahindra, India’s very own car manufacturers, crossed the coveted 70 lakh (seven million) production unit mark. This a cumulative figure of all the units produced across Mahindra manufacturing facilities in Haridwar, Zaheerabad, Kandivali, Chakan, Nashik, and Igatpuri. Reportedly, Mahindra had crossed the 50 lakh mark in 2015. This figure does not take into account the numbers for Mahindra owned production facility in Pyeongtaek, South Korea for all All SsangYong-Badged products.
Vijay Kalra, CEO of Mahindra Vehicle Manufacturers Limited, expressed his delight and pride on the momentous feat. he said, “Proud moment for us at Mahindra Automotive. Had the opportunity to witness 7 millionth vehicle rolling. Sincere thanks to our customers, channel/supplier partners & the Mahindra family.”
The 7 millionth Unit
A top-spec white Mahindra Scorpio was the 7 millionth unit to roll out of one Mahindra’s 6 Production lines. This special 7 millionth Scorpio trim was adorned in beautiful garlands and had a special board with ‘70 lakh celebration’ written on it. The board was placed below the front grilles on the bumper. Mr. Vijay Kalra happens to be the proud owner of this 7 millionth Scorpio. Reportedly, the Mahindra Scorpio SUV was the first indigenously designed vehicle from Mahindra. Earlier, Mahindra used to be strictly an automobile assembly company. With Scorpio, the Indian Auto Giant broke conventional norms by playing second fiddle to suppliers. The major systems on the first Scorpio were designed and engineered by suppliers themselves. Mahindra only gave inputs on overall design and performance.
Following on Scorpio's footstep, A blue Mahindra Marazzo was rolled out as the ‘70,00,001th unit. It can be seen as Mahindra’s step towards the future. The company may increase its production capacity further with Y400 and S201 set to be launched any time soon.