Mahindra wants to Design Prime Minister's Limousine

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  1. tarunraju

    tarunraju Moderator Moderator

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    As long as they don't copy-pasta Ssangyong Chairman W (an ugly E-class knockoff) with a bigger wheelbase, it could be interesting to see the first VVIP limo by an Indian car-maker.


    Mahindra request to narendra modi for using indian car - www.bhaskar.com

    Mahindra has known design collaborations (read: copy-pastas) with Ssangyong (which is now owns), and Dacia (designers of Duster and Logan/Verito).
     
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    tarunraju Moderator Moderator

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    This is Chairman W commercial version:

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    And this is Chairman W Limousine (bigger wheelbase, partition between the two seating rows):

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    Anand Mahindra probably just wants to rebadge this car, with mods to comply with SPG safety requirements.
     
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    [​IMG]

    So that, with a few more inches legroom, and a partition.
     
  5. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Not bad, Despite being an ugly copy .. ;)

    I hope this can be a start for Indian Specific Vehicle for VIPs ..
     
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    praneet.bajpaie Regular Member

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    Namo already started using BMW 7 series.

    Even Chinese Premier uses Chinese Company Car
     
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    How can we let a fleet of 7 series to waste?
     
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    tarunraju Moderator Moderator

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    Give them away to Chief Ministers.
     
  9. JBH22

    JBH22 Senior Member Senior Member

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    Used them and when its time to replace then move to something that is Desi :)
     
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  10. hitesh

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    Currently priority of gov should be development and not selecting a fleet that's the job of SPG to decide . Mahindra is just trying marketing tricks to bring focus on M&M .They don't have any thing to offer comparable to BMW's . First they offered there Scorpio as PM's official car now they are playing another silly tricks . I believe TATA might have upper hand if ever there be a requirement of Indian companies PM car as they already have Luxury Jaguar under there arm which can easily compete with BMW series 7 brands
     
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    I have heard that US presidents limousine can survive an AGTM attack ,is it a hoax or for real ?
     
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    Even a tank with ERA cannot sustain direct ATGM hit let alone a limousine. However, if we are to believe it has sufficient level protection vis a vis IED etc.
     
  13. Peter

    Peter Senior Member Senior Member

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    Nobody has tested it yet, so no one can tell aout it. When the next Osama Bin Laden will be born he will try to find an answer to your question.

    On topic, the Mahindra carmakers are presenting a very nice looking car. However one should prioritize safety over beauty for the Indian PM`s car. We must not forget 2001 parliament attacks and how terrorists can easily breach the PM`s security convoy.
     
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    Most likely a hoax.

    IED can be a jerry-can quantity of Ammonium Nitrate, or a large barrel. If it is a barrel, it will punch a hole in the bottom of an Abrams.
     
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    hitesh New Member

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    2001 parliament attack has nothing to do with PM's security convoy ,terrorist used forged parliament VIP gate pass on second hand Ambassadors to gain access .Mahindra is primarily known for its SUV's & its a well known fact in VVIP security establishment to avoid vehicle with higher center of gravity as they have higher tendency to roll over in emergency situations
     
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