76 glorious years, billions of happy customers and a legacy that has even seen India evolve. For decades, Mahindra and Mahindra has been a name that has been associated with the automobile industry. Launching several capable SUVs over the years, Mahindra is a name that is synonymous with capable SUVs. And while several Mahindra models have become quite a cult, there are many that have faded over time. Here are 5 Iconic Mahindra cars that are now a thing of the past.
If you’ve ever wondered from where the Thar began its journey, the Mahindra Legend is what you’re looking at. Based on the MM540/550 platform, the 2006 Legend was the nexus of modern-day Thar’s evolution. Available only in a two-door version, only 60 units of the 2.5 litres Legend were made, that were sold to select buyers on an invitation basis.
Mahindra Grand Armada
Following the success of the Armada, Mahindra launched the Grand Armada in 1998, only to be more successful than the Armada itself. It was targeted towards premium SUV buyers, who wanted more in terms of luxury. With a revamped look, and 4X4 variant capabilities, the Grand Armada was a definite success from the very beginning, and a vehicle we truly miss.
When the Voyager set its foot in India, the MUV concept was rather new. As a result, the customers weren’t prepared to shell out a substantial chunk of money on a body type whose utility they didn’t quite understand. Nonetheless, the Voyager was launched in India as a rebadged version of the Mitsubishi LS300. Powered by a 2.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine from Peugeot, the Voyager was a truly capable Mahindra car.
Launched during the early 90s, the Commander was different from many mass-produced cars back then. In fact, the Commander was so diverse, that Mahindra went on to release several different iterations of the Mahindra over the 90s decade. The LBW version of the Commander, however, shined the most in India, thanks to a semi-urban appeal and rugged looks. Available in both 2WD and 4WD variants, the Commander became the choice of many.
Mahindra Bolero Invader
Much like the Thar, the Bolero too has its own legacy. And the Invader forms a major part of it. This 3-door iteration of the Bolero came with its own charm. Primarily aimed at urban youngsters, the Invader came with a partial soft roof lining along with side-facing rear seats. Available in two versions, the 2.5 litres GLX and the 2.6 Litre DI, the Invader also had an option 4×4. On the sales chart, however, the Invader despite being a capable Mahindra car didn’t perform as expected and was eventually discontinued.
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