Illustration for article titled Only In A Mahindra Jeep

Thanks to license-building and/or bankruptcy-driven tooling sell-offs, plenty of vehicles have continued to roll off assembly lines overseas for decades after being phased out in their country of origin. You gotcher Mexican Borgwards and yer Argentinian Ramblers and so on. But how about Indian Jeeps? The Mahindra & Mahindra company got its start importing unassembled Willys Jeeps and putting them together, and by 1954 M&M had a deal with Willys Overland to license-build the CJ-3B in India. Peugeot-engined Mahindra Jeeps were still being made in India as recently as the early 90s, though models equipped with the optional Rocket Launcher Package are getting hard to find these days.


The Mahindra Jeep [Queen's University]

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