Mahindra in New Zealand and Africa

by Doug
(New Zealand)

Army replica

Army replica

Army replica
Lion research


I owned an old '70s Mahindra in New Zealand. It's now part of an Army Vehicle collection, and has been painted to look like a US army jeep.


I also traveled on one in Africa while helping track lions on a research project. This one was a lot newer model truck type fitted with seats in the back.


Larry's Comment: Tracking lions in Africa...that sounds interesting.

And the elephants in the second photo look a little perturbed. It looks like you and your crew are high-tailing it out of there..ha!

Also, forgive my Mahindra ignorance, but generally what model and year Mahindra is the pickup truck in the photos?

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It is a Mahindra Bolero
by: Anonymous

The pickup photo is a Mahindra Bolero.
http://www.mahindrabolero.com/

Poached workers
by: Jim Andrew

In the 1970s I worked at a Nissan assembly plant in Auckland, New Zealand. About 6 of our truck assemblers left to assemble Mahindra "Beavers"/ jeeps. I don't know how many were imported but they did not survive very long.

Mahindra Jeeps are still sold new in New Zealand
by: Renno

Mahindra Jeeps are still sold new in New Zealand

http://www.mahindra.co.nz/thar-crde

Can't be road registered as it has no airbags, etc.

Specs:

http://www.mahindra.co.nz/downloads/mahindra-thar-crde-brochure.pdf

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