HOUSTON, Texas – Mahindra USA announced Monday it is teaming up with Intimidator, Inc. to manufacture an all-new line of utility vehicles, the Mahindra mPACT XTV. The mPACT XTV rollout will begin with six models available through Mahindra’s dealer network beginning in early 2015. Mahindra dealers were given a sneak preview of the new utility vehicles at Mahindra’s Regional Dealer Meetings in October.
The gas and diesel versions will be available in three styles in early 2015:
- Standard: three-passenger with cargo
- Crew: six-passenger with cargo
- Longbed: three-passenger with extra cargo that folds to a flatbed
Intimidator has immediate plans to add 7,600 square feet to its 122,000-square-foot headquarters in Batesville, Arkansas, and is working closely with the Independence County Economic Development Board on plans for a major facility expansion in the area’s new industrial park within three years.
In addition, the expected demand for XTVs will add 150 new jobs at the Intimidator manufacturing facility, which currently employs more than 50 people, as production is ramped up to meet this demand.
The new Mahindra XTVs will begin to roll out in early 2015 to select markets and expand through the United States and Canada through the remainder of the year.