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Duro DZ from Mahindra  January 13, 2012

Mahindra Two-Wheelers, a part of the Mahindra Group, has launched Mahindra Duro DZ, a touch, powerful, fuel-efficient 125cc scooter. Addressing a press conference here on Friday, Dharmendra Mishra, Vice-President (Sales and Customer Care) Two-Wheelers Sector, said the company's R&D team worked closely with consumers and had come out with Duro DZ after extensive testing. Mahindra had announced a special launch price. The Tamil Nadu ex-showroom price is Rs.45,235. Mr. Mishra said with this launch, the company was expecting a market share of 5 per cent from Tamil Nadu and 7-8 per cent from pan-India. The total number of scooters sold was nearly 2.2 lakh a month. The company has its manufacturing facility at Indore in Madhya Pradesh. On the new vehicle, he said it had dual-curve digital ignition system, which delivered a mileage superior to other 125cc scooters. It had superior telescopic clearance and rear-brake lock lever for safety.

Mahindra 2 Wheelers launches Duro DZ   December 13, 2011

Mahindra 2 Wheelers has launched the Mahindra Duro DZ, which is said to be designed specifically for the challenging Indian roads. It has a 125cc engine where power stands at 8.15PS produced at 7000rpm and torque peaks at 9Nm at 5500rpm. Its dual curve digital ignition system is believed to deliver a mileage superior to other 125 cc scooters. The new Mahindra Duro DZ also offers a variety of important durability and safety related features. Its advanced telescopic suspension is touted to ensure a smooth ride on the toughest terrain. Other features include a rear brake lock lever, halogen headlamp, digital ignition system and advanced telescopic suspension. Currently, the scooter has been launched in Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. The ex-showroom prices announced are: Andhra Pradesh – Rs 44,640 and Kerala – Rs 44,908.

Mahindra Duro DZ launched in Hyderabad  December 12, 2011

The Mahindra Duro DZ is a tough and powerful scooter designed specifically for Indian road conditions. Mahindra 2 Wheelers, a part of the US $ 14.4 billion Mahindra Group, has launched the Mahindra Duro DZ – a tough, powerful, fuel efficient 125 cc scooter, designed specifically for the challenging Indian roads – in Hyderabad. The new Mahindra Duro DZ offers a unique combination of superior power, advanced telescopic suspension and a variety of other important durability and safety related features. With an amazing range of superior features, and a very attractive launch price, the new Mahindra Duro DZ is sure to be an instant hit. It is designed to be the perfect scooter for carrying your family on tough Indian roads. The new Mahindra Duro DZ comes loaded with: · A superior, powerful 125 cc engine which provides better instant pick-up and multi-terrain acceleration, making it easier for you to carry loads, even on steep inclines and in tough road conditions. · Dual Curve Digital ignition system which delivers a mileage superior to other 125 cc scooters · Advanced Telescopic Suspension which ensures a smooth ride on the toughest terrain. · Superior ground clearance which enables manoeuvrability over speed breakers and rough roads with ease and comfort. · Long wheelbase and improved braking system offering better safety & stability on the road. · A broad halogen lamp to provide wider range and depth in visibility. · An under seat storage capacity of 20L, one of the largest in its segment in addition to built in front storage. · Rear Brake lock lever for safety & parking on inclines “The Mahindra Duro DZ is a tough and powerful scooter designed specifically for Indian road conditions. The Duro DZ is the result of our R&D team working closely with consumers and extensive testing. The Duro DZ has been reviewed by the leading experts in the industry some of who have termed it the best scooter on Indian roads. We have also created an interesting new marketing campaign with actor Kareena Kapoor which we will be unveiling soon” said Mr. Viren Popli, Senior V.P. Marketing, Sales and Customer Care, Mahindra Two Wheelers. Mahindra has once again created excitement in the industry by launching the new Duro DZ at a special launch price which is significantly lower than leading scooter brands available today. The ex- showroom prices announced are: AP - Rs. 44,640/-, Kerala - Rs. 44,908/-, TN – Rs. 45,235/ and Karnataka – Rs. 44,760/-, respectively.

Irresistable Limited Edition of Festive Colors- Mahindra Rodeo  October 22, 2011

Mahindra 2 Wheelers, one of India’s fastest growing two wheeler companies with 2.9 lakh customers recently launched a new range of limited edition dual color scooters .

The Showstopper of the Season  15 Oct 2010

A survey conducted by Synovate India, and supported by ad monitoring firm TVAdIndx, has rated the Mahindra Stallio commercial among the Top 10 Television Advertisements in the month of October 2010. The ad was chosen on the basis of the ad reach index, which was calculated by multiplying awareness and brand recall scores and further dividing it by hundred. In terms of brand recall, Stallio scored 99% percent, which clearly signifies the uniqueness and impact of the advertisement. Clearly, the Mahindra Stallio was the only two-wheeler brand that marked its presence in the Top 10 list this festive month.

Take 5- Brand Equity- Economic Times  September 30, 2009

Mahindra Group's foray into the two wheelers sector with Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd., leverages Mahindra & Mahindra's 62 years of automotive manufacturing experience. There are several macro environmental trends which make the scooter market especially attractive to Mahindra. These include a younger, more affluent customer base with a significant number of empowered women and increased scooter demand in tier-2 cities and small towns. M&M is strongly positioned to cater to this demand, given the company's significant presence and brand equity in these markets. We introduced the Flyte as its first two-wheeler offering across all markets in India and with the recent launch of the 2 new scooters namely Mahindra Rodeo and Mahindra Duro we have created a new market segment for Power Scooters in India.

We aim to build end-to-end global two wheeler business- On Track- Financial Express  October 3, 2009

The Mahindra Group's venture into the two-wheeler segment began with the acquisition of the business assets of Kinetic Motor Company Ltd. (KMCL) Our strategic intent from the beginning has been to be a credible player in the Indian two-wheeler industry. We would aim to build a robust end-to-end global two-wheeler business with presence in all product segments. We will design and market a range of scooters, value engineered motorcycles and high-end motorcycles for the Indian and global markets. MTWL will offer differentiated products with more value enhancing features to the consumers. We will offer products with good technology, superior design and styling, and strong after-sales service. M&M believes in and is committed to innovation, customer centricity and delivering trust, reliability and excellent value for money to its customers.

Scooter Diaries- The Strategist- Business Standard  October 6, 2009

Mahindra & Mahindra has positioned its scooters, a portfolio of three (Duro, Rodeo and Flyte), as power scooters. "With their international appeal and powerful performance, our world-class scooters will extend the Mahindra & Mahindra DNA of 'tough & rugged' style to a whole new consumer segment," says Mahindra & Mahindra Vice-chairman and Managing Director Anand Mahindra.

Mahindra & Mahindra launches 2 scooters- Business Standard, Motoring  September 10, 2009

Mahindra & Mahindra has launched two new scooters for the Indian market. Called the Rodeo and the Duro, they're both an addition to the Mahindra two-wheelers lineup. Both the scoots have been developed with inputs from SYM in Taiwan as well as Italy's Engines Engineering. Mahindra & Mahindra is has expanded its lineup in a bid to capture more of the lucrative scooter market, currently dominated by Honda and TVS offerings. Both the scooters are powered by an 8-hp 125cc engine which is better displacement than most of the other offerings in the market, primarily 100cc scooters. On the Rodeo, a digital console incorporates a trip meter, tachometer and a clock while a USB port cum mobile charger is also provided for your precious celly. The mirrors are also claimed to be un-breakable. A side stand reminder buzzer is also included.

M&M unveils Rodeo, Duro scooters- Hindu Business Line  September 11, 2009

Mahindra Two Wheelers, the two wheeler arm of the Mahindra Group, on Thursday unveiled two new power scooters - the Mahindra Rodeo and the Mahindra Duro. The gearless scooters are priced at Rs. 41,299 for the Rodeo (ex-showroom Pune) and at Rs. 38,299 (ex-showroom Pune) for the Duro. The vehicles are the first products to be launched after Mahindra acquired the two wheeler business of Kinetic Motors in July 2008 for Rs 110 crore. The products from Kinetic included the Flyte of which Mahindra is selling around 4,000 units a month. In fact, the Fltye is the only product from the Kinetic line-up that the company is selling, the other products from the Kinetic stable being 4S, Nova and Kine.