Anand Mahindra, the bossman at Mahindra & Mahindra spends quite some time on Twitter. He recently discovered a unique autorickshaw with the rear end of the previous generation Scorpio. And he tracked down the driver of the modified autorickshaw, purchased it, and finally gifted the driver a brand new Supro. Here’s how it all happened.
From rickshaw to Supro
The episode started on 19th March when a Twitter user, named Anil Panicker, tweeted a picture of the auto with Scorpio’s rear end. Anand Mahindra was tagged on the tweet saying how popular the Scorpio is with the Indians. The Mahindra boss later replied to the tweet, thanking him and asking him to help to locate the owner of that autorickshaw.
Anand Mahindra also said that he would like to buy the auto for a museum and will replace it with a 4-wheeler. Nearly a month later, Mahindra tweeted that the owner has been tracked and he has been gifted a brand new Mahindra Supro mini truck. This was the tweet from Anand Mahindra, “Here’s Sunil, the proud owner of the three-wheeler ‘Scorpio’, now a happy owner of a four wheeler.”
— Anil Panicker (@AnilPanicker3) March 19, 2017
Mahindra and Mahindra is known for gifting Mahindra vehicles to the achievers. Recently, a Mahindra Thar was gifted to the wrestler, Sakshi Malik who won India’s first medal, a bronze medal at the Rio Olympics.
Iconic. A way to ‘Rise.’ Thanks for sharing this.Can you help locate him? I’d like to buy it for our museum & give him 4 wheels in return.. https://t.co/uwQ5wYcDpW
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) March 19, 2017
Mahindra Supro is a passenger van that can carry up to 8 passengers. The van comes with various fuel options including diesel, CNG and electric. The diesel van that was gifted to Sunil, the auto driver is powered by a 26 Bhp engine.
Now, here’s another interesting modification – an autorickshaw who’s rear is clearly inspired by the Tata Nano. Maybe, the owner should tweet his Nano-love to a certain Mr. Ratan Tata. He’s on Twitter too.