Mahindra and Mahindra Q2 net down 27% on sales drop amid auto slowdown

Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd on Friday reported a 26.5 per cent drop in quarterly net profit as the company struggled to sell cars, trucks and tractors amid a slowdown in Asia's third-largest economy. Unit sales at the maker of popular sports utility vehicles like Scorpio and Thar dropped 21% for the quarter, with the industry facing issues of credit crunch, higher insurance costs and a shift towards ride-hailing services.

Last month, larger rival Maruti Suzuki India flagged 30.2% slide in unit sales for the September quarter. Net.

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