Group1 Mahindra Blog

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The Mahindra brand in South Africa has been gaining recognition and growing as a brand that offers good, quality, value-for-money vehicles to suit the needs and pockets of South African drivers. Welcome to the blog of Group1 Mahindra where will share reviews on the Mahindra range of vehicles, industry news and interesting motoring topics.


Mahindra Pik Up Karoo DUSK DAWN and STORM Editions

Posted by on 05 Aug 2022 under Mahindra Pik-Up, New Car Launches

New Mahindra Pik Up Karoo bakkies

New Mahindra Karoo Special Edition Bakkies

Considering the competitive nature of South Africa’s bakkie segment, standing out and staying relevant can be challenging. However, the Mahindra Pik Up Karoo seems to have the right recipe as the carmaker is introducing three special editions to extend its local range of tough, reliable and affordable bakkies.

Mahindra has taken inspiration from the spectacular Karoo landscape to create limited-edition vehicles. The Mahindra Pik Up Karoo DUSK, Karoo DAWN, and Karoo STORM vehicles are designed to convey the quality of an authentic brand built around the fundamental needs of consumers who need dependable and capable bakkies that allow them to explore even the toughest terrain.


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Second Safer Car Award For Mahindra SUVs

Posted by on 25 Jul 2022 under Mahindra SUVs, Mahindra XUV700

New Mahindra SUV Wins Award For Safer Cars After The XUV300

New Mahindra SUV Wins Award For Safer Cars After The XUV300

We all want our cars to be as safe as possible – here, around the world, in India as well, the home of Mahindra. The proof of the pudding is that the Mahindra XUV700 has been awarded the ‘Safer Cars for India’ award, the second of the marque after the Mahindra XUV300 won the same award shortly after its relaunch this year.


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Mahindra Rebranding Could Reach New Heights In Luxury

Posted by on 07 Jul 2022 under Mahindra

Mahindra Rebranding Heralds A New Growth Phase

Mahindra Rebranding Heralds A New Growth Phase

A few years ago you probably wouldn’t have associated the term “luxury” with Mahindra but that has all changed. This is largely due to a massive rebranding effort to become more competitive and offer customers affordable yet luxurious vehicles.

The car giant’s efforts haven’t gone unnoticed, especially with the latest models in the range. Since its entry into the South African market in 2004, Mahindra has sold more than 75 000 vehicles, and the latest Mahindra rebranding could see the car maker reach new heights.


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Big, Rugged, Luxurious – The Mahindra Scorpio-N

Posted by on 24 Jun 2022 under Mahindra Scorpio

The SUV D-Segment’s New Contender – The Mahindra Scorpio-N

The SUV D-Segment’s New Contender – The Mahindra Scorpio-N

Mahindra has always been known for its tough utilitarian vehicles. Developed for the military and ruggedness came before modern good looks. Over time the rougher edges have been smoothed out, but the original DNA remained very much visible.

Since then the marque has designed some very handsome SUVs aimed squarely at the urban market. The Mahindra XUV500 and XUV300 and the KUV100 would look perfectly at home in the fanciest mall or driveway of the most expensive house. The Scorpio SUV walked a different path. It is a rugged SUV that can take on the toughest terrain, yet it can operate in the city too.


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Mahindra Small Commercial Vehicles Remain Number One

Posted by on 08 Jun 2022 under Mahindra

Mahindra Small Commercial Vehicles Remain Number One

Mahindra Small Commercial Vehicles Leading The Segment

Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) continues to impress with a wide range of small commercial vehicles that are ready for just about any task. Considering their versatility, build quality and affordability, it’s not surprising that they have done tremendously well in India, South Africa and many other countries around the globe.


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Mahindra EV Portfolio Stole The Show At New Mobility Assembly

Posted by on 26 May 2022 under Mahindra, Mahindra Electric Vehicles, Mahindra News, New Car Launches

Mahindra Treo EV variants

Mahindra EV line-up grows

In April of this year, the e-vehicle portfolio developed by Mahindra Electric Mobility Limited was showcased at the Pune Alternative Fuel Conclave. This future-forward assembly is an initiative by the Government of Maharashtra, which brings together stakeholders from all industries and focuses on raising awareness about the need for clean mobility.


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Automobili Pininfarina Develops The Purest Of EV Sounds

Posted by on 13 May 2022 under General, Mahindra, Mahindra News

Automobili Pininfarina SUONO PURO

Automobili Pininfarina SUONO PURO

Electric vehicles are continually making headlines across the globe with some spectacular designs, including Automobili Pininfarina with its Battista GT. While many of the EV range issues may soon be in our rearview, if there’s one thing EVs lack, especially sporty versions, is the engine noise or lack thereof. However, thanks to more than 2000 hours spent on research and development, Automobili Pininfarina has created a unique voice for the impressive Battista GT EV.


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Electric Off-Roading SUVs In The Pipeline For Mahindra

Posted by on 29 Apr 2022 under General, Mahindra Electric Vehicles, Mahindra News, Mahindra SUVs

Mahindra electric SUVs teaser

Mahindra is unveiling three electric SUVs soon!

Does the thought of ladder-frame electric off-roading SUVs seem like something out of a science-fiction dreamscape? It might sound like it, but the good news is that this wonderful concept will become a reality fairly soon thanks to the design acumen of the R&D team at Mahindra & Mahindra.


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Mahindra Thar SUV Digitised To Enter NFT Space

Posted by on 14 Apr 2022 under General, Mahindra, Mahindra News, Mahindra Thar

Mahindra Thar

Mahindra Thar digitized as an NFT for a good cause

Mahindra & Mahindra recently unveiled their foray into the world of non-fungible tokens, following hot on the heels of MG Motors India, and bringing to the table NFTs based on their much-loved Thar SUV.

First things first – what on earth is an NFT?


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South Africa’s Working Bakkie – The Mahindra Bolero

Posted by on 25 Mar 2022 under General, Mahindra Bolero

Mahindra Bolero bakkie

Mahindra Bolero bakkie – the reliable working bakkie

There are lots of bakkies on our roads, on our farms, in our businesses. We are talking working bakkies, not the weekend warrior kind. There are great working bakkies in South Africa, but have you looked at the prices? Imagine getting a ding or a scrape, or even getting it dirty? Jislaaik! At that price. Why are they so expensive? What do they do that is different from what a bakkie should do? If you have to carry a load from here to there, whether you are a farmer or work in construction, run a garden service or look after a sports field, you need a working bakkie. What makes a bakkie a working bakkie?

Let’s deconstruct your working bakkie. Let’s look at what it must have and what it can have, and what you are willing to pay for.


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