Mahindra Navistar

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Mahindra Navistar Automotives Ltd
Type Private
Industry Automotive[1]
Founded 2007[2]
Headquarters Mumbai, Maharastra, India
Key people Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Nalin Mehta, Managing Director, Bharat Doshi, Director, Terry M. Endsley, Director, Pawan Kumar Goenka, Director, Deepak T. Kapur, Director, John P. Lamoureux, Director, Hemant Luthra, Director, Waldey Sanchez, Director, Ramin Younessi, Director
Employees 800
Parent Mahindra & Mahindra Limited (51%)
Navistar International (49%)

Mahindra Navistar Automotives Ltd, formerly called Mahindra International,[3] was an Indian commercial vehicle manufacturer formed in 2005 from a joint-venture between Navistar International (49%) of the United States and Indian automobile maker Mahindra & Mahindra (51%).[4]

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.[5]

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.[6] Mahindra has completed purchase of Navistar's stake in the joint ventures on 12 February 2013.[7] On 4 June 2013, Mahindra Navistar Automotives Limited was changed its name to Mahindra Trucks and Buses Limited.[8] 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.

MaxxForce 7.2 diesel engine[edit]

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.[9] 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[10]

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.[11]


  1. ^ "Truck Manufacturers | Bus Manufacturers". Mahindra. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
  2. ^ Mahindra Navistar [1]
  3. ^ "Mahindra International is now Mahindra Navistar". Motorindia. 8 September 2008. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  4. ^ The Hindu on Mahindra International,.
  5. ^ "Navistar". Mahindra. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
  6. ^
  7. ^ "Mahindra completes purchase of Navistar's stake in India Joint Ventures". Mahindra & Mahindra Limited. 12 February 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. - Director Reports". Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  9. ^ "MACHINIST - MaxxForce engine to be produced at Mahindra Navistar Engines' Chakan plant". 8 December 2009. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
  10. ^ "Mahindra-Navistar Commercial Vehicle To Be Launched In Jan 2010". Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
  11. ^ "MaxxForce engines to power Mahindra Navistar trucks - WheelsUnplugged Automobile Industry News". Retrieved 16 July 2010. 

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