Mahindra, one of India's major SUV manufacturers, boasts diverse products, from the Bolero to the flagship XUV700.

Volkswagen posed more challenges than anticipated, Mahindra's openness to other options led them to engage with BYD.

Volkswagen was slated to supply the 60 kWh unit, while BYD was set to contribute the larger 80 kWh pack, using their blade cell technology.