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Sizing up the Mahindra Enforcer pickup

Sizing up the Mahindra Enforcer pickup image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Manufacturer Press, Martin Aguilar | posted July 16, 2015 11:30

How does Mahindra's compact double cab pickup measure up against the competition?

Mahindra Philippines, a company that recently made their local debut by way of the Columbian Group of Companies, plans to take a stab at the 4x4 market with the Enforcer (Bolero in India) double cab pickup. The Indian auto giant already made their presence known after the automaker won the contract in providing 1,500 Enforcer pickups for the Philippine National Police (PNP).

Now we get to see how their pickup will take on other current pickup offerings, size-wise.

Mahindra size up

Looking at the figures, the Mahindra Enforcer is the shortest of the lot, with fellow Indian pickup Tata Xenon longer by 95mm. The Enforcer is also the narrowest as the Mitsubishi Strada's 1815mm girth manages to edge out the Indian's 1,670mm width. The 2015 Enforcer however manages to beat the competition in terms of height, beating the Foton Thunder and Tata Xenon by 15mm and 25mm respectively.

Note: The Mahindra Enforcer's dimensions are based off the 4x4 specification in India.

2015 Mahindra Enforcer

The Mahindra Enforcer

2011 – present Chevrolet Colorado

The Chevrolet Colorado

2011 – present Ford Ranger

The Ford Ranger

2012 – present Foton Thunder

The Foton Thunder

2013 – present Isuzu D-Max

The Isuzu D-Max

2015 – present Mitsubishi Strada

The Mitsubishi Strada

2015 – present Nissan Navara

The Nissan Navara

2014 – present Tata Xenon

The Tata Xenon

2005-2015 Toyota Hilux

The Toyota Hilux 2005-2015

Powering the Mahindra Enforcer is a 2.5-liter turbodiesel engine that puts out 101 PS at 3,800 rpm and 240 Nm of torque at 1,800 rpm. It is then mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox that is connected to a 4x4 system. Official pricing of the Mahindra Enforcer has not yet been released.