If you own a Mahindra vehicle and are concerned about its soon-to-be-expiring warranty and/or service period, fret not. Joining several other automakers in the country, Mahindra has announced that it is pushing its warranty and service coverage for all of its vehicles till July 31, 2021. Obviously, with the company’s current portfolio only involving SUVs, it is only these vehicles that are included in this extension. Furthermore, in a statement released by the Indian automaker, Mahindra mentioned that the extension is only valid for customers whose vehicles had their coverage expiring between April 1 and May 31.
Speaking about the brand’s plan was Satinder Singh Bajwa, Senior Vice President & Head – Sales & Customer Care, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Limited. In a statement, he said,
“The second wave of Covid-19 has once again restricted our customers from sending their vehicles for scheduled service maintenance or repairs. However, in these times of crisis, we stand by them and assure them of utmost support by extending the warranty of all eligible vehicles till 31st July 2021. We want to offer our customers a hassle-free ownership experience as they will continue to have unrestricted personalized as well as digital & contactless sales and service support.”
With so much already at stake, automakers simply cannot afford to sit on their laurels if they want their customers to stick around. Over the past few months, Mahindra has had to deal with a lot more than just Covid-19-induced lockdowns and curfews. There has been an acute shortage of vital semiconductor chips in the automobile industry, with companies scrambling to sort out manufacturing and logistical issues with various suppliers and OEMs scattered all throughout the globe. Furthermore, while the success of a vehicle is always welcome, Mahindra’s new Thar has accumulated so many orders that the automaker is now struggling to fulfill them. In fact, the Thar currently commands a waiting period of up to 12 months!
While some carmakers have extended their warranty and service support till June 30, it is good to see some companies like Mahindra stretching it out till the end of July. However, unlike many other players in this bustling market, Mahindra only sells crossovers and SUVs (save for the Marazzo MPV). At present, the least expensive offering from the brand remains the awkwardly-styled KUV100 NXT, costing between Rs 6.02 Lakh and Rs 7.68 Lakh. This is followed by the highly popular XUV300, which costs from Rs 7.96 Lakh to Rs 11.47 Lakh. The Mahindra XUV300 is also one of India’s safest cars, with a splendid five-star Global NCAP crash-safety rating.
Meanwhile, the Bolero is undoubtedly Mahindra’s top-selling vehicle in the country. The Bolero has a price tag of between Rs 8.19 Lakh and Rs 9.19 Lakh, and its strong sales keep the automaker buoyant even during the toughest of times. As for the highly-acclaimed Scorpio and XUV500 duos, Mahindra is working on introducing a successor to these models in the near future. For now, these SUVs retail for between Rs 12.02 Lakh & Rs 16.53 Lakh and Rs 14.13 Lakh & Rs 18.75 Lakh, respectively. When it comes to the new Thar, pricing can vary between Rs 12.12 Lakh and Rs 14.17 Lakh.
Then there is the most expensive vehicle in Mahindra’s fleet – the Alturas G4. Even though its sales performance has been weak, the Alturas G4 still costs between Rs 28.74 Lakh and Rs 31.74 Lakh. Finally, those seeking a stylish compact MPV can take a look at the Mahindra Marazzo. Being the brand’s only MPV offering, the Marazzo currently has a sticker price that ranges from Rs 12.03 Lakh to Rs 14.04 Lakh. Do note that all prices mentioned here are ex-showroom, Mumbai.