Mahindra launched the updated Scorpio recently, and they have a pretty interesting future line-up that’ll be showcased at the Auto Expo. The 2018 Auto Expo is scheduled to take place from 7th February. Here are the cars that Mahindra is planning to show at their pavilion.
The Mahindra U321 is an upcoming MPV that Mahindra will field against the Toyota Innova in the market. The 7-seater MPV will offer a lot of premium features and a great level of comfort. The MPV has been caught on test multiple times already.
This is the first MPV that is being developed by the manufacturer’s North American development centre in Troy, Michigan. The U321 will be a global MPV that will be available in various markets including India. Details like platform or engine are not known as of now.
The Tivoli based premium compact SUV will be launched to take on likes of Maruti Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport in the market. The heavily modified version of the Tivoli will get a monocoque body. It will be powered by 1.2-litre 3-cylinder petrol and 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine.
Mahindra will also launch a long-wheelbase version of the SUV after the launch of sub 4-meter version. The extra space will be used for an extra row of seat and make it a 7-seater SUV.
Mahindra gave the green signal for the production of the XUV Aero. The SUV-Coupe styled vehicle will be the cheapest of its kind in India. Mahindra earlier planned to launch an electric version of the vehicle, but now it will be powered by a turbo-diesel engine.
During the last Auto Expo, we saw the concept model of the XUV Aero. This edition of the Auto Expo will see an updated version of the XUV Aero that gets closer to the production version.
Mahindra is testing the long wheelbase version of the TUV 300, and it will be launched early 2018 The body-on-ladder frame car will get an extra row of seat, and the vehicle is expected to replace the Xylo from the market.
The TUV 300 Plus is expected to get a 1.5-litre twin-scroll turbocharged engine that develops 100 Bhp – 240 Nm. The new vehicle will take on the likes of Renault Lodgy and Maruti Ertiga in the market.
The largest selling car in the D-segment is currently under the knife and will soon get updates. The biggest change, however, will be the engine of the XUV500. Currently, the Mahindra XUV 500 is powered by a 2.2-litre turbocharged diesel engine that develops 140 Bhp and 330 Nm of power.
The revised power of the engine will be close to 168 Bhp, and there will be a slight revision in the torque output too. The revised engine power will put the XUV 500 in the league of Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. Mahindra will also update the interiors slightly to keep it fresh.
The KUV 100 is expected to be the next new electric vehicle coming out with Mahindra branding. Mahindra has already announced that they will launch the new car in 2018. There are not many details available about the battery and the range of the vehicle, but the monocoque vehicle will be showcased at the Auto Expo 2018.
KUV 100 AMT
Mahindra launched the facelift version of the KUV in India recently. During the launch, they announced that they would soon launch the AMT version of the KUV 100 with both petrol and diesel engine options. The KUV 100 is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine that develops 84Bhp – 114 Nm and 1.2-litre diesel that produces 77 Bhp – 190Nm.