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Mahindra Axe is a Light Military Utility Tactical Vehicle designed by Mahindra & Mahindra. Prototypes of the vehicle were customized to meet Indian Army specifications, but after evaluating the vehicles the Indian Army decided not to place an order.[2]

Mahindra AXE
Mahindra Axe.jpg
TypeMilitary 4x4
Place of origin India
Service history
In servicePrototype
Production history
ManufacturerMahindra & Mahindra Limited
Weight2,500 kg curb weight
Length4.4 m
Width1.96 m
Height1.98 m

Engine4 cyl Diesel [1]
140 hp [1]
Transmission5-gear automatic from Mercedes-Benz [1]



Axe is built on a new platform, derived from existing Mahindra models. According to Brigadier Khutub A Hai, CEO, Mahindra Defence Systems, "The Axe was designed with help from an overseas designer".

Current Axe variants use either a diesel engine (a 2.7 L Mercedes derived Ssangyong engine, which powers the Rexton) or a petrol engine (using 4 L GM Vortec engine, which powers the Chevrolet TrailBlazer). There are plans to have variants using Mahindra's current line of diesel engines.

The Axe uses an all-wheel independent suspension system to meet the "extreme mobility" required of this class of vehicles.

Fuel efficiencyEdit

According to Mahindra, the diesel Axe offers around 8 to 9 km/L (11.1 to 12.5 L/100 km) while the petrol Axe offers 6 to 7 km/L (14.3 to 16.6 L/100 km).

Civilian versionEdit

Mahindra planned to launch a civilian version of the Axe, but a civilian launch is now very much in doubt.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Axe".
  2. ^ a b "2009 Mahindra Axe".

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