Mahindra USA announced it is teaming up with Intimidator Inc. to manufacturer an all-new line of Utility vehicles, the Mahindra mPACT XTV.
The mPACT XTV rollout will begin with six models available through Mahindra’s dealer network beginning in early 2015. Mahindra dealers were given a sneak preview of the new utility vehicles at Mahindra’s Regional Dealer Meetings in October.
“Our partnership with Intimidator brings together two companies with shared vision, an innovative approach to product design and a passionate commitment to quality. Mahindra is dedicated to investing in the future through new product development to provide our dealers and customers with products that continue our tradition of delivering the unmatched value they have come to expect from Mahindra,” says Mani Iyer, President, Mahindra USA.
Each Mahindra mPACT XTV offers seating for driver and passengers and is loaded with standard features such as true 4WD, 27-inch tires on 14-inch aluminum wheels, 12 inches ground clearance, power cargo box lift and front and rear receiver hitches. mPACT XTVs will offer cargo capacities up to 1,200 pounds, and towing capacities of 2,100 pounds. As well, each model is backed by a three-year powertrain and one- year bumper-to-bumper warranty.
Gas and diesel versions will be available in three styles in early 2015:
• Standard: three-passenger with cargo
• Crew: six-passenger with cargo
• Longbed: three-passenger with extra cargo that folds to a flatbed
“We are looking forward to a long-term and productive relationship with Mahindra to bring the mPACT XTVs, that are built with pride from the ground up in Batesville, AR, to its strong and growing North American dealer distribution network. We will boost UTV production significantly in the coming years as we expand the rollout to all markets to meet demand,” says Robert Foster, Owner, Intimidator, Inc.
Intimidator has immediate plans to add 7,600 sq. ft. to its 122,000 sq. ft. headquarters in Batesville and is working closely with the Independence County Economic Development Board on plans for a major facility expansion in the area’s new industrial park within three years. In addition, the expected demand for the Mahindra mPACT XTV’s will add 150 new jobs at the Intimidator manufacturing facility, which currently employs more than 50 people, as production is ramped up to meet this demand.
“The Mahindra mPACT XTV stole the show at our North American Regional Dealer meetings in October as our dealers responded with overwhelming support for this new product line. Pre-orders at the Regional Dealer Meetings exceeded our expectations and we are looking forward to getting these top-of-the-line utility vehicles in the hands of our customers in 2015,” says Cleo Franklin, Mahindra USA’s vice president of marketing and strategic planning. “The utility vehicle segment is a natural extension to our growing line of tractors and will add fuel to Mahindra’s rapid growth in North America.”
The new Mahindra XTV’s will begin to roll out in early 2015 to select markets and expand through the United States and Canada through the remainder of the year. Visit mahindraxtv.com for more details.