The automobile industry in India gave a surprise last week when announcement came that Mahindra and Mahindra, the LMV manufacturer with global ambitions pushed Tata Motors to the third position in the number of vehicles sold during last two quarters.
Mahindra is giving Tata a run for its money, which is so good for the consumer. Top quality, good mileage, top R&D, excellent service are all guaranteed to the Indian consumer.
Labour problems plaguing the no.1 maker, Maruti Suzuki, and limited access to top technology, will see a reshuffle of the positions very soon.
The strengths from Mahindra's proud acquisition of Ssangyong of South Korea and Tata's acquisition of Jaguar and Landrover, will be visible as expanded high quality models from the respective stables very soon in the global market ..
Which continents are they going to set their sight on next is an interesting question for all of us. ..