Pajero Sport receives ‘off-roader of the year’ award from BBC Top Gear

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Press Release from Hindustan Motors:

Mitsubishi’s SUV Pajero Sport, which was launched by Hindustan Motors Ltd. this March, has been adjudged Off-roader of the Year 2012 by auto magazine BBC Top Gear.
Mr. Uttam Bose, Managing Director, Hindustan Motors Ltd., received the prestigious award at a gala function organized by BBC Top Gear at the Kingdom of Dreams in Gurgaon on December 10.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Bose said, “This award is yet another endorsement of Pajero Sport’s invincibility across all terrains, especially the rough and tough one. This mighty sport utility vehicle, which has the unique distinction of having won the world’s toughest car contest – Dakar Rally – consecutively for 13 times, is a testimony to the strong collaboration between Hindustan Motors and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation of Japan.”

Significantly, the C K Birla Group’s Hindustan Motors manufactures, assembles and sells Mitsubishi passenger vehicles in India as per a technical collaboration signed by the two companies in 1998. Lancer was the first Mitsubishi vehicle to be introduced in India by HM in 1998 and it was followed by Pajero SFX (2002), Cedia (2006), Montero (2009), Outlander (2010) and Lancer Evolution X in 2010. Special edition variants of some of these vehicles were also launched in between. Pajero Sport, which was launched on March 12, 2012, is the latest member of the HM-Mitsubishi group of vehicles in India.In its Awards 2012 edition brought out in December, BBC Top Gear had the following to say about Pajero Sport in an article headlined The Legend Lives On: “The Pajero Sport’s simplicity translates into reliability. And when the road disappears, reliability can be the difference between life and death.”

About Hindustan Motors Limited
Hindustan Motors Limited, the flagship venture of the multi-billion dollar CK Birla Group, was established during the pre-Independence era at Port Okha in Gujarat. Operations were moved in 1948 to Uttarpara in district Hooghly, West Bengal, where the company began the production of the iconic Ambassador.

Equipped with integrated facilities such as press shop, forge shop, foundry, machine shop and aggregate assembly units for engines, axles etc, the company currently manufactures Ambassador (1500 and 2000 cc diesel, 1800 cc petrol, CNG and LPG variants) in the passenger car segment, light commercial vehicle 1-tonne payload mini-truck Winner 1.5 XD PLUS (diesel) and Winner 1.8 XD PLUS (CNG), and auto components at its Uttarpara plant. The company also runs operations at Pithampur near Indore in Madhya Pradesh where it produces both variants of Winner.

Hindustan Motors entered into technical collaboration with Mitsubishi Motors Corporation of Japan in 1998. Under this license, HM manufactures/markets premium Mitsubishi passenger vehicles from its third plant situated at Tiruvallur and office in Chennai in Tamil Nadu. Lancer was the first Mitsubishi vehicle to be introduced in India by HM in 1998 and it was followed by Pajero SFX (2002), Cedia (2006), Montero (2009), Outlander (2010) and Lancer Evolution X in 2010. Special edition variants of some of these vehicles were also launched in between. Pajero Sport, which was launched on March 12, 2012, is the latest member of the HM-Mitsubishi group of vehicles in India.

Hindustan Motors is committed to core values of quality, safety, environmental care and holistic customer orientation.

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