With its strong manufacturing capabilities, India has established itself as a dominant force in the Asian automobile industry. Its neighboring countries frequently import vehicles produced in India, particularly SUVs. These SUVs are not only popular among civilians, but also among military and police personnel in numerous other Asian, African, and even European nations. Below, we highlight some of the India-made SUV models that are currently being used by foreign military and paramilitary forces.
Tata Hexa – Bangladesh
The first vehicle in this list is Tata Motor’s Hexa MPV. The model became the official vehicle of the army of Bangladesh after Tata Motors won the contract of supplying 200 MPVs to our eastern neighbor. It was reported that Tata Motors had to pass the Hexa through a ton of rigorous tests in order to get this contract. The model is finished in a dark olive green color.
Mahindra Enforcer – Philippines
The next few vehicles on this list are from India’s largest utility vehicle manufacturer Mahindra. The Mahindra Enforcer is used as a police car in the Philippines, which is an island archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The Mahindra Enforcer which looks like a Bolero in front is manufactured in India and is then exported to the Philippines. In 2015, the Philippine police force spent P1.3 billion on a total of 1,470 Enforcer units.
Mahindra XUV500 – South Africa
As mentioned before Mahindra will be making a comeback to this list a few more times and this time it has come with the XUV500. The highly popular SUV is the choice of transportation for the South African police. The South African Police department uses the previous model’s top-spec W8 variant with the all-wheel drive configuration.
Mahindra Enforcer – Bhutan
A lot of Indian-made automobiles are imported into Bhutan, a landlocked nation to the northeast of India.The dependable Bolero pick-up truck’s paramilitary counterpart – Enforcer, is also used by Bhutan’s security services. A 4-cylinder, 2.5-liter turbodiesel engine that can generate up to 100 horsepower and 240 Nm of torque powers the Enforcer. There is also an option of a 4-wheel drive configuration.
Tata Safari Storme – Algeria
Tata SUVs are imported into Algeria, one of North Africa’s rapidly expanding nations. In actuality, the Tata Safari Storme serves as the premier police vehicle for Algeria. The Algerian police force has chosen the Safari because it provides an excellent balance of performance, interior comfort, off-roading capability, and cost, much as the Mahindra Scorpio does. The Safari Storme has been superseded by the Safari in India, where it was formerly manufactured.
Mahindra Scorpio – Maldives
The highly popular Mahindra SUV the Scorpio which has a huge fan base in India is also very popular outside of the country. The SUV is used by the Police authorities of Male which is the capital of the beautiful islands of Maldives situated in the Indian Ocean. The model used by the Male police is equipped with the 4WD system for better performance.
Mahindra Scorpio – Philippines
Like the Maldives police the Philippines police also uses the Mahindra Scorpio in its fleet along with the Mahindra Enforcer. The security force over there purchased 398 of this four-wheel drive-equipped SUV for more than P394 million in 2016.
Mahindra Scorpio Getaway – Italy
Some of the world’s most coveted automobiles have ever been produced in Italy. Yet, the Ssoccorso Alpino, an Italian security squad that works in the Italian Alps, uses the Mahindra Scorpio Getaway, a modest and durable pickup truck. The Scorpio Getaway, a twin cab vehicle offered to Italian police, is based on the Scorpio SUV.
Mahindra Scorpio – Sri Lanka
The Southern most neighbor of our country Sri Lanka also uses the trusty Mahindra Scorpio in its police fleets. The country uses the older generation of the Scorpio and it uses the base variant of the model. The Police force has purchased as many as 485 units of the Scorpio in LX-trim.