Indore, India (PressExposure) November 16, 2010 -- Punjab Police adds 150 Scorpio Getaways to its fleet
All set to conquer the state's tough terrain with this new addition
Punjab Police - the epitome of strength, velour and supremacy, recently added 150 new Scorpio Getaways to its fleet of vehicles. The keys to Scorpio Getaways were handed over to Mr. P.S. Gill, Directorate General of Police, Punjab, by Mahindra & Mahindra officials in the presence of Senior Officials of Punjab Police. The event took place at the Punjab Police headquarters in Chandigarh, recently.
Powered by the world-class 2600 cc common-rail diesel engine, the robust and stylish Scorpio Getaway delivers 115 bhp at 3800 rpm and 28.3 kgm torque at 1800 rpm, resulting in greater pulling power, even in lower gears, making it ideally suited for the police force. . The Getaways can also be customised with required armory.
According to Vivek Nayer, Senior Vice President - Marketing, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, said," We are extremely proud to be associated with the Punjab Police who are known for their reputation in placing duty before self. The unique characteristics of the Scorpio Getaway -ruggedness, power and the inherent ability to conquer all kinds of terrain - will find synergies with this brave force."
Launched in India in 2007, the Scorpio Getaway is based on the Scorpio platform and sports a grand deck that can carry a great deal of equipment and gear as per requirements. The cabin offers luxury, comfort and loads of space. It utilises a rack and pinion steering mechanism. Power steering is also standard and the steering column can be adjusted to fit each driver's unique driving position. The Scorpio Getaway boasts a relatively tight turning circle radius of 5.6 meters which makes it easily maneuverable.
The Getaway utilises ventilated brake discs in front, and drum braking in the rear. The vehicle offers independent front suspension, as well as a torsion bar with stabiliser. Rear suspension consists of progressive leaf springs and hydraulic shocks. It has a five-speed synchromesh manual gearbox.
About The Mahindra Group
Mahindra embarked on its journey in 1945 by assembling the Willys Jeep in India and is now a US $7.1 billion Indian multinational. It employs over 1,00,000 people across the globe and enjoys a leadership position in utility vehicles, tractors and information technology, with a significant and growing presence in financial services, tourism, infrastructure development, trade and logistics. The Mahindra Group today is an embodiment of global excellence and enjoys a strong corporate brand image.
Mahindra is the only Indian company among the top tractor brands in the world. It is today a full-range player with a presence in almost every segment of the automobile industry, from two-wheelers to CVs, UVs, SUVs and sedan. Mahindra recently acquired a majority stake in REVA Electric Car Co Ltd. (now called Mahindra REVA), strengthening its position in the Electric Vehicles domain.
The Mahindra Group expanded its IT portfolio when Tech Mahindra acquired the leading global business and information technology services company, Satyam Computer Services. The company is now known as Mahindra Satyam.
Mahindra is also one of the few Indian companies to receive an A+ GRI checked rating for its first Sustainability Report for the year 2007-08 and has also received the A+ GRI rating for the year 2008- 09.