Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd has signed up a distribution partner in Malaysia as part of an aggressive international expansion.

According to Reuters, the tractor and utility vehicle specialist has joined with Malaysian state-linked conglomerate DRB-Hicom Bhd. to sell its flagship Scorpio multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) in Southeast Asia's largest passenger car market.

The news agency said Mahindra expects to sell 1,800 vehicles in Malaysia between May and December this year, and is looking to sell 10% more than that in 2006.