Mahindra rolls out 5-millionth vehicle

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (M&M) has hit the 50 lakh vehcle landmark when it rolled out its 5 millionth  vehicle, a Mahindra Thar, from its plant in Kandivali.

This figure encompasses the combined vehicle production from the company's six automotive plants located at Chakan, Nasik, Haridwar, Zaheerabad in Telangana, Kandivali and its engine plant in Igatpuri.

''This rollout of our 5 millionth vehicle marks an important milestone in our automotive journey over the past seven decades. It is also a reflection of the commitment and can-do spirit of our people who continually strive to raise their game while producing world class vehicles,'' said Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group.

Mahindra's Auto Sector achieved the 4 million (40 lakh) vehicle production milestone in 2012 and has surpassed this figure to reach the 5 million (50 lakh) mark in two years. Mahindra Thar is 4x4 offroader.

''Today marks a momentous and landmark day in the history of Mahindra's Automotive Division. There are few companies which can identify as closely with India's destiny and industrial progress as Mahindra can. In our evolving journey to becoming India's leading SUV manufacturer, we have pushed the boundaries and taken on new challenges at every step,'' said Pawan Goenka, executive director at M&M.

Mahindra's  Automotive Sector has presence in commercial vehicles (three-wheelers, light commercial vehicles and heavy commercial vehicles), utility vehicles, sports utility vehicles (from entry level to premium SUVs), sedans and electric vehicles.