Mahindra: "We Don't Need No Stinkin' Jeep Nameplate"

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
mahindra we don t need no stinkin jeep nameplate

..although some US dealers might be nice! Indian firm Mahindra and Mahindra showed this tasty little neo-Willys at the recent Bologna auto show. The the 12-foot long, 1.5 ton off-roader concept sports a 2.5 liter diesel four, making 108 hp and 250 Nm. And since it is just a concept, that’s about all the info that Auto Motor und Sport could dig up.

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  • Rashakor Rashakor on Dec 11, 2008

    Furthermore, if I remember correctly, the engine in that baby is a prehistoric Mercedes-Benz OM616 (turboed). There is unfortunately because of the archaic technolgy (albeit, bulletproof...) no chance in hell we'll ever see this in the USA. Cross your finger, maybe we see them in mexico.

  • PeteMoran PeteMoran on Dec 11, 2008

    T2: Groan!

  • TaxedAndConfused TaxedAndConfused on Dec 12, 2008

    These used to hold the record for the slowest 0-60 time in Europe - something north of 30 seconds I seem to remember.

  • Joeaverage Joeaverage on May 18, 2010

    30mpg or a payload of nearly 1800 lbs. I think they will find favor here. I have no interest in a full sized typical American truck. I could afford to drive a 30 mpg thing like that and be quite happy. Look out Detroit. Somebody else knocking on your door.