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Jeeps Being Repaired in Bangladesh

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I found this picture on Flickr. That’s a long line of jeeps.



17 Comments on “Jeeps Being Repaired in Bangladesh

  1. Alex

    These are Mahindra Jeeps, built by Tata under Jeep license, many have diesel motors. They also equip the Indian Army.

  2. Alex

    Ok, I don’t want to argue. You must be right. I’ve only been in 1998 to Bengladesh (which, remember, was part of India until 1972 where and when the Mahindra CJ3Bs were built, so why import them, especially into a country that had little hard currency and this high import duties ???). Most of the jeeps I saw there were then already old, like those on your photo, and… diesel Mahindras.

  3. mmdeilers Post author

    I posted this last night on a whim. I underestimated the interest it would generate. Since there is some confusion, I’ll investigate it further. Thanks guys!

    – Dave

  4. Alex

    Dave. I put my glasses on and the first Jeep is definitively a Mitsubishi (logo on the grille). My apologies. But when I visited, almost all were Mahindras. Even the local (poor and corrupt) Army.

  5. Bob

    Might be a mix as the first one is a Mitsubishi as it clearly has the logo. I believe mahindra and Tata are two different companies but may not be.

  6. Shah Yasin

    @Alex I am a Bangladeshi. I live here since my birth but never found Mahindra jeeps here(only a few). Actually here we don’t import Mahindras. 90% of the Bangladeshi cars are imported from Japan. We have assemble facilities for Mitsubishi cars. So you will find lots of Pajero sports and Pajero V6 here. Bangladesh army uses Toyota and Mitshubishi cars. here you will find toyota cars assembled by Bangladesh army. Indian army uses Mahindra. But you will not find a single Mahindra in Bangladesh army.

    And to all yes you are correct these are Mitshubishi jeeps. These are very popular in the remote areas of Bangladesh. They are amazing, 30-40 years old, but still running. Local people in remote areas uses them to bring their goods to local markets.
    India is so close to us but we don’t import their cars, because they don’t serve us well. But Indian Mahindra jeeps are great. But Bangladeshi people loves Toyota, Mitsubishi and Nissan.

  7. Shah Yasin

    People in Bangladesh can spend on Japanese SUV’s. Mercedes, BMW, VW, Range Rover all have showrooms here. But the most common cars are Toyota. 2-4.5 liter Japanese SUV’s are very common here. They are expensive, but now people can afford them.

  8. Azizur


    Dear, I think your visit to Bangladesh in 1998 couldn’t fetch you out of the box and you are commenting without any actual concept. Who says Bangladesh was a part of India till 1972? And where did you find Mahindra jeeps were flooding the roads!!!

    Bangladeshies usually use Toyota, Mitshubishi, Nissan, Honda, Mercedes, BMW, VW, Proton, Lexus, Subaru, Mazda, Suzuki and Ford– both sedans and SUVs as for daily runs. You’ll also find a large amount of Land Cruisers, Land Rovers (including versions of Defender), Range Rover and few Jeeps and Chevrolets here. Shah Yasin has already given you the idea.

    As public commuter, we used to see Toyota, Nissan, Hino, Volvo, Dong Feng, Tata and Mahindra– both oldies and newer ones.

    Yes, people have to spend a lot to purchase and as VAT, may be the highest in the world, up to 800% as we do not produce these 4 wheelers here, just assemble some yet. But, as people are using a lot, that should be an eye opener that we are able to purchase “especially into a country that had little hard currency and this high import duties”.

    And lastly, do you have the slightest idea that the army you’ve mentioned as “”Even the local (poor and corrupt) Army”” is one of the most efficient military forces and the best awarded peace-keepers in the UN mission all over the world? Do you have any idea how we have earned it with our very little resources yet with a load of high motivation, confidence, courage, leadership and fraternity.

    Don’t just get overwhelmed….Try to respect….


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