Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), the country’s top utility vehicle maker, today announced the launch of Scorpio SUV and its Pik-Up range (single and double cab) in Brazil with Bramont-Montadora Industrial e Comercial de Veiculos.
A facility has been set up to assemble the vehicles with an annual capacity of 5,000. Body assembly would be undertaken by Usiparts — a Usiminas System company — while the chassis, suspension and engine (power-train) would be assembled by Bramont at its plant in Manaus (AM).
Pravin Shah, executive V-P, international operations, said, “The Brazilian economy and automotive industry is highly evolved and has strategic importance for Mahindra. This will be the first assemble facility in South America for the Mahindra Scorpio platform and will helps to consolidate our presence in the Mercosur region. Our partner Bramont has a professionally managed network of dealers which will ensure our success in the competitive Brazilian market.”
The models introduced will be powered by the 2.6 litre common rail engine that delivers 110 bhp of power.
The models are available in 4X2 and 4X4 electronic shift on the fly and the engine conforms to Euro III emission norms. From 2009, Mahindra vehicles would be offered with a Euro IV compliant engine.