Commentary by Bob Aldons - Billabong Mahindra
Sometimes I wonder, who in the vehicle design world is responsible for the initial drawings of a vehicle and then who signs off on that same design.
Take the forthcoming Mahindra Genio for example. I'm sure that you're thinking that you could do better from a design viewpoint and frankly you're probably right, you could and get paid plenty in the process. However, as the franchisee for Mahindra in Brisbane, I can't say or even think that - it's like telling your children that they're not attractive.
What the Mahindra Genio does bring to the table is a great price - you wouldn't criticise the looks of a gold medal winning athlete would you? - expect it to be under $20k drive away with a number of different body configurations.
To find out more about Mahindra, call into Billabong Mahindra at 793 Deception Bay Road Rothwell on the Redcliffe Peninsula. We're only 20 minutes or so from Brisbane Airport and a leisurely drive down the highway from Noosa, Bundaberg, Maryborough, and a short trip from Nambour, Caloundra, Mooloolaba and Bribie Island. We also get a lot of our customers as FIDO - that's not a dog by the way, that's fly in drive out. With cheap airfares, our customers come in from Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Mt Isa and even Sydney, Melbourne and as far away as Perth.
We'll happily arrange a drive home registration and you know the best thing about this? The drive home gives you just the best running in you'll ever get. New engines love a long drive to bed everything in and you'll get the best economy you've ever experienced. Alternatively if you're time or distance poor, check Mahindra out online at nsmg.com.au or read more reviews at mycarreview.com.au. Finally, if you can't come to us, we'll come to your home, workplace or worksite - call Billabong on 1300 Mahindra - that's 1300 624 463.
India will take on China with in the budget tradie ute battle from August with the Mahindra Genio.
Mahindra currently sells the Pik Up ute in Australia and is readying another load hauler that will come it at a more affordable price point.
The Pik Up starts off at $21,990 for the two-wheel drive single cab, which is cheap but not as cheap as the Chinese and the Great Wall V240 range that starts off at $17,990.
Mahindra Australia, which is now a factory owned operation, will import a new ute called the Genio to compete with the Great Wall and other Chinese cut-price machines.....read more