Monday, March 26, 2018

Ford Confirms: Mahindra Platform to Underpin Upcoming Mid-sized SUV


Ford has confirmed that they will be using a Mahindra platform to develop a new mid-sized SUV for India and other emerging markets (perhaps including the Philippines).

This news comes out as Mahindra Group and Ford Motor Company have signed five new non-binding memoranda of understanding (MoU). The new mid-sized SUV, built on a Mahindra platform, will leverage engineering and commercial efficiencies of both companies. It will be sold independently by both companies as separate brands.

Aside from the development of this new mid-sized SUV, Ford and Mahindra have agreed to share powertrains to each other as well as evaluate the co-development of a compact SUV and an electric vehicle.

Aside from developing vehicles specifically for India and other emerging markets, the MoU sees Mahindra and Ford announce the co-development of a suite of connected car solutions for consumers.

The strategic alliance, which was announced in September of last year, sees Mahindra and Ford work together for a period up to three years.

1 comment:

  1. "The strategic alliance, which was announced in September of last year, sees Mahindra and Ford work together for a period up to three years."

    3 yrs isn't enough to develop a new vehicle... for sure they will just re-badge those mahindras... i wonder if this is the same set-up when those kia prides were re-badged and sold in the US as ford festiva...

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