Mahindra Axe

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Mahindra AXE
Mahindra Axe.jpg
Type Military 4x4
Place of origin  India
Service history
In service Prototype
Production history
Manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra Limited
Weight 2,500 kg curb weight
Length 4.4 m
Width 1.96 m
Height 1.98 m

Engine 4 cyl Diesel [1]
140 hp [1]
Transmission 5-gear automatic from Mercedes-Benz [1]
Suspension Independent

Mahindra Axe is a Light Military Utility Tactical Vehicle designed by Mahindra & Mahindra. Prototypes of the vehicle were customized to meet Indian Army specifications, but after evaluating the vehicles the Indian Army decided not to place an order. [2]


Axe is built on a new platform, derived from existing Mahindra models. According to Brigadier Khutub A Hai, CEO, Mahindra Defence Systems, "The Axe was designed with help from an overseas designer".

Current Axe variants use either a diesel engine (a 2.7 L Mercedes derived Ssangyong engine, which powers the Rexton) or a petrol engine (using 4 L GM Vortec engine, which powers the Chevrolet TrailBlazer). There are plans to have variants using Mahindra's current line of diesel engines.

The Axe uses an all-wheel independent suspension system to meet the "extreme mobility" required of this class of vehicles.

Fuel efficiency[edit]

According to Mahindra, the diesel Axe offers around 8 to 9 km/L (11.1 to 12.5 L/100 km) while the petrol Axe offers 6 to 7 km/L (14.3 to 16.6 L/100 km).

Civilian version[edit]

Mahindra planned to launch a civilian version of the Axe, but a civilian launch is now very much in doubt. [2]

Military users[edit]



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