Dr Pawan Goenka on 27 years at Mahindra and beyond | Interview | Autocar India
A titan of the Indian automotive industry, Dr Pawan Goenka has just retired as Managing Director and CEO, Mahindra & Mahindra. In conversation with Hormazd Sorabjee, Dr Goenka looks back at his career in Mahindra, talks of the highs and lows and even talks of plans in retirement.
0:00 - Introduction
1:07 - Easing into retirement
1:45 - Work on SCALE Committee
2:55 - Government and auto industry
7:04 - Scale and profitability in India
9:39 - Mahindra electric vehicle strategy
12:20 - Mahindra's strength in powertrains
14:53 - Mahindra-Ford and other joint ventures
17:21 - Scope for 4.2m SUV
18:42 - SsangYong's performance
20:50 - Indian auto industry's growth
22:44 - Mahindra's successes and failures
24:38 - New Thar, W601 and Z101
26:15 - Auto industry's potential growth
28:58 - Making India an export hub
30:50 - Plans post retirement

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  • Rajeev Tiwari
    Rajeev Tiwari

    A legend speaking to another legend. Both are great human beings.

  • Sainath Sathyamurthy
    Sainath Sathyamurthy

    Legend ..An Inspiration ..Dr Goenka

  • Sir Gobbledygook
    Sir Gobbledygook

    Really wished the SsangYong partnership would have worked out... The Xuv 300 built on Tivoli platform and Alturus G4 were amazing!

  • Navin kumar
    Navin kumar

    I was excited and prepared well to watch this interview..and my expectations fulfilled,A great interview, very good insights.. Thanking Autocar for such good quality contents.Pawan Sir,Such a dedicated person for Mahindra group.

  • Rupesh B
    Rupesh B

    Dr. Goenka is one of legend of indian auto industry✨

  • Gaurav Sahu
    Gaurav Sahu

    Love for Mahindra & Tata ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Mr Goenka sir is our inspiration.

  • Arun Velayudhan
    Arun Velayudhan

    Proud to have people like Dr. Pawan Goenka in our country.

  • Anil Kumar
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  • Sandeep Singhdeo
    Sandeep Singhdeo

    I think there is a huge market potential for vehicle like Thar and Scorpio in the GCC markets with a good marketing strategies and service, as people love here to try new cars but somehow Mahindra is lacking in the collaboration and launching there products outside of India properly.

  • sachin honnal
    sachin honnal

    Whenever there's interview with Mr. Goenka there is so much to learn and we get good insight into the auto industry. He is very positive person. Man behind Success of Scorpio n my fav car as well. Looking forward to next gen scorpio.

  • playgod

    Legend ❤️

  • s ramanujam
    s ramanujam

    Kudos to Mr.Pawan Goenka and Mr.Anand Mahindra

  • Prakash Kr
    Prakash Kr

    Really inspired see you leadership skills. Your vision has led M&M to design and launch truly outstanding products. Really proud of you sir

  • schumacher

    Fantastic interview. Truly a legend in his own stride 👍.

  • Shekhar Sharma
    Shekhar Sharma

    Great personality for a great Indian Brand

  • Shreesha P Hebbar
    Shreesha P Hebbar

    Now eagerly waiting for the 2021 XUV 700 and Scorpio... A lot of expectations...... BTW a salute to Dr.Pawan Goenka,Dr.Anand Mahindra and Mr.Ratan Tata🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • prabal saha
    prabal saha

    He is the scorpio man

  • Harsh Vardhan Pathak
    Harsh Vardhan Pathak

    He seems to be a very gentle men



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