New Mahindra Armada rendering brings back the old daddy of off-roading with brand new styling and a muscular character
Mahindra and Mahindra have a special place for Armada in its illustrious history as it etched an unshaken glory for the leading Indian SUV manufacturer in the domestic automotive industry. The Armada is also the special people hauler that carved the way for the brand’s top notch products in the current portfolio.
The Mahindra Armada, based on the Jeep branded SUVs, was produced in India in the 1990s and it subsequently paved way for utility vehicles like the Armada Grande and the volume-selling champion Mahindra Bolero. Being a flagship model back in the days, it has a vintage design language inspired from the likes of the legendary CJ-5 Jeep and the MM540 Jeep.
The Vintage model features bolero-styled roofline, rectangular shaped headlights, quirky body graphics, tacked-on plastic or fiberglass pieces on the wheel arches, bumpers and in the grille area. The Mahindra brand grew so much that it currently has significant presence in premiere class motorcycle racing alongside owning South Korean automotive firm SsangYong.
Mahindra and SsangYong are working closer to each other for technology and powertrain development since the latter’s take over. Their hard work seems to be reaping benefits as a new range of petrol engines and vehicle platforms are expected to be showcased soon giving rise to constrained development costs and opportunity to venture into new segments.
If Mahindra’s future products look half as good as the XUV Aero concept showcased at the Auto Expo 2016, we are in for an exciting new range of utility vehicles. But what if M&M decides to revitalise the past and bring back the classic Armada? Here we have a fan-made rendering of the all-new Armada which would set your senses on fire!
Plainly looking at it you can contemplate the Thar off-roader’s resemblance but when you go deeper in the detail the Grand Cherokee, Renegade and Wrangler will strike the chords. The artistic rendering of the Armada boasts bigger headlights, fatter tyres, wider track, flared wheel arches, signature flat roofline, spare wheel at the rear, masculine bumpers, etc.
While the older Armada derived power from a 2.5-litre Peugeot diesel engine, the new iteration could be propelled by the new family of fuel-efficient and torquier diesel motor developed in association with SsangYong. We are pretty sure you have been taken aback by the rendered images but the question is would you buy one if it returns back with a bang?