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More seats for less? Finding a verdict on India’s Mahindra XUV500

The Mahindra XUV five-double-oh (official brand name) SUV has been around seven years now. Long enough to earn its first big makeover. During that time it’s earned a following in its state of origin (India) and built a strong platform for future sales growth in…

Is Indian-based Mahindra the next car-maker set to make it big?

Too often motoring scribblers cover the industry as if it’s sport; a tale of winners and losers, rivalries and grudge matches. It’s an unfortunate trend that has circled back to numerous manufacturers, many of whom proudly gloat at press events about who they’re beating, and by how…

The ‘Taj Mahal’ of utes? We drive the refreshed Mahinda Pik Up

Automotive designers use the term “tumblehome” to describe the angle of the slope of the side windows towards the centre of the vehicle. In recent years, the designers of light commercial utes have been adding increasing amounts of tumblehome in their quest to create more…