Mahindra and Ford have announced that they will be sharing each other’s powertrains. This deal will also include developing connected car solutions which will be used jointly by Mahindra and Ford. It comes in a bid to strengthen their strategic alliance and also for mobility for the future.
Mahindra and Ford revealed that they will be working together in September last year. This was signed due to the changing market needs and environmental issues. It will also mark the reunion of both automakers that worked together in India more than two decades ago.
Coming to the agreement on powertrain sharing, Mahindra will be developing a BS-VI compliant, low-displacement petrol engine for Ford. This would be used in future models of both Mahindra and Ford. Both automakers will be jointly working on bringing more affordable models to the Indian market.
The next agreement is on connected car solutions. This includes a telematics control unit consisting of a GPS system, used for tracking location of the car and synchronizing with communication interface. Both automakers will deploy the system in their respective line-ups.
Mahindra and Ford have seen their sales numbers been on the rise currently, so this will make both parties confident of working with each other. The two automakers are developing as much as five SUV’s along with an electric vehicle. We can expect both Mahindra and Ford to make rapid strides in ensuring future mobility.
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