Mahindra Navistar has started its manufacturing activities for the production of commercial vehicles ranging from 3.5 – 49 tons GVW/GCW. The products of MNAL are currently sold under the trademark of Cabking, Loadking and Tourister.
A 2013 built Mahindra Navistar Tanker Truckplying on NH45 in Tamil Nadu, India
In December 2012, Navistar announced that they were selling their stake to Mahindra and exiting both joint ventures, Mahindra Navistar and Mahindra Navistar Engines. Mahindra has completed purchase of Navistar's stake in the joint ventures on 12 February 2013. On 4 June 2013, Mahindra Navistar Automotives Limited was changed its name to Mahindra Trucks and Buses Limited. Mahindra Navistar Engines Pvt. Ltd. will also be renamed to Mahindra Heavy Engines Pvt. Ltd. Mahindra Trucks and Buses ltd is further demerged into its parent company Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd from 1st April 2014.
On 7 December 2009, the MaxxForce 7.2 diesel engine was unveiled by Dr. Pawan Goenka of Mahindra & Mahindra and Deepak Kapur of Navistar Truck Group, US. The MaxxForce 7.2 diesel engine, which claims to be the most modern engine in its class, will power Mahindra Navistar’s new range of M & HCV trucks and buses which will be introduced in the Indian market in the January 2010
MaxxForce 7.2 diesel engine is a 7.2 litre in-line six cylinder diesel engine. It has a 4-valve per cylinder technology and features both a mechanical injection system with a Bosch Rotary pump, as well as a high-pressure 1800 bar common rail fuel injection system. The MaxxForce 7.2 diesel engine to be produced in India is also fully compliant with BS III and BS IV emissions standards.