Check out the car collection of Millionaire businessman Anand Mahindra, which consists of humble cars like Scorpio and TUV300!
Mahindra & Mahindra is one of India’s most successful automaker, especially utility vehicles. As such, Anand Mahindra, the Chairman of the Mahindra Group, is one of the most successful businessmen in the world. Even after that, the man is known to be quite humble and down-to-earth, often shows his witty side on social media platforms. The man’s humble nature, however, is especially noticeable in his choice of cars.
Here, we have a list of all the cars he has owned over the years. Surprisingly, Anand Mahindra has owned several cars over the years, but he has never indulged in fancy, over-the-top purchases. In fact, all of his cars are from Mahindra! This goes to show that he isn’t afraid to put his money where his mouth his.
Mahindra Bolero invader is a three-door version of the extremely popular Bolero UV. The car features a shorter wheelbase than the regular Bolero, and was also available with a removable soft-top roof. In essence, the car was similar to the Mahindra Thar in more ways than one. The Bolero Invader was geared towards people looking for a decently-priced adventure vehicle. Anand Mahindra owned one in his younger days. It was powered by a 2.5-litre common-rail diesel engine, producing 63 PS of max power and 180 Nm.
Mahindra Scorpio is perhaps the most popular Mahindra vehicle ever. First introduced in 2002, the SUV has been going strong in the Indian market ever since, with decent popularity overseas as well. The Scorpio owned by Anand Mahindra was an older model, and he kept that vehicle with him for quite a long time. It was powered by a 2.2-litre 'mHawk 120' diesel engine, capable of generating a maximum power of 120 PS and a peak torque of 290 Nm.
Anand Mahindra also added a TUV300 to his garage in 2015, and that too a customised one! Where the stock car is a no-nonsense, simple-looking vehicle, Mr. Mahindra’s TUV has extended wheel arches, an extension on the bonnet (with air vents perhaps?), auxiliary lights mounted on the roof, and plastic cladding all around, including the bumpers. You also get side steps for easier ingress and egress, painted in black to compliment the battle green colour of the rest of the car. Due to custom exterior paint, Mr. Mahindra named this car ‘Green Monster’. The TUV300 is powered by a 1.5-litre 'mHawk 100' diesel engine, which makes 100 PS and 240 Nm of max power and peak torque, respectively.
Mahindra TUV300 Plus
After the TUV300, Anand Mahindra got himself a TUV300 Plus in 2018. Where the TUV300 is a sub-4-metre 7-seater SUV, the TUV300 Plus is it longer and more powerful version, with a seating capacity of up to nine people. This car is powered by the same 2.2-litre engine as the Scorpio, with 120 PS and 290 Nm on tap. Mr. Mahindra affectionately calls this car the ‘Grey Ghost’ owing to the custom metallic-grey paint job the car sports on its exterior.
Anand Mahindra’s latest addition to his garage was the Alturas G4 in 2019. It is the most premium Mahindra car model built to date, with a special focus on luxury. Based on the SsangYong Rexton, The Alturas G4 is powered by a 2.2-litre engine with maximum power and torque figures of 180 PS and 420 Nm, respectively. The motor comes paired to a Mercedes-sourced 7 Speed Automatic gearbox only. To name this car, Mr. Mahindra took to Twitter and asked his followers for suggestions. After much deliberation, the name ‘Baaz’ was decided. In Hindi, Baaz means falcon, which is one of the most capable birds of prey on this planet.