Mahindra is among the few Indian manufacturers who have made a name for our country abroad through its vast conquests and constant developing R&D. Lately, the company has developed and showcased many amazing concepts in India and abroad. Let’s take a look at seven most ravishing automotive forms we’ve seen emerging from the company’s stables.
Mahindra TUV Stinger
Showcased this year at the Auto Expo in Delhi, the Mahindra TUV Stinger marries the concept of convertible and a SUV. As you might have already guessed by now, the TUV Stinger is based on the TUV 300 compact SUV. The body language of the car however has been made beefier and more pronounced to match with the convertible look. What’s more, Mahindra has even put the powerful 2.2-litre mHawk engine in the vehicle that develops a maximum of 140 Bhp and 320 Nm. If this one ever saw the light of day, it will be the cheapest convertible in our market.
Say hello to the Halo, an electric sports car that is based on the Mahindra Reva e2O. First showcased at the 2014 iteration of the Delhi auto expo, the Halo is much more advanced and powerful than its hatch sibling. It was introduced during the initial days of Mahindra’s entry into the Formula E racing and the car really raised the hopes of enthusiasts. The low-slung two-seater sports car could do 0-100 km/h in 8 seconds and could reach a top speed of 160 km/h. Sadly, as with most of Mahindra’s concepts, the production version never came out.
Mahindra e2O Sport
The e20 Sport was again a sportier version of the e20 hatch which was seen during the 2016 Delhi auto expo. However, unlike the Halo, it used the same body and had the same structure. It was covered in an interesting choice of colours, mainly red and yellow with race themed livery all over it. It also had custom rims shod with low profile tires, lowered stance and custom fenders to complete the sporty look. The e20 Sport was not only a looker but also promised some serious numbers for its size. It featured a 107 Bhp electric engine running on lithium-ion batteries and had a 0-100 km/h timing of 8 seconds with a 200 km range on a single charge. Never heard of it again though.
Mahindra XUV Aero
2016 saw Mahindra again bringing some interesting vehicles to its stall. Among them was the XUV Aero concept, which was a combination of a SUV and a convertible. According to the company, it brought to table the capabilities of an SUV with the looks of a convertible and has been designed as an urbane, rugged vehicle with the promise of safety and reliability. Quite a lot of things in one vehicle we say, though it somehow managed to look good. About the engine, nothing has been confirmed as of now. Rumors are rife that it’ll either get a full electric treatment while others suggest that it can be powered by a 2.2-litre mHawk turbo-diesel engine.
Another concept at Mahindra’s stall at Auto Expo 2018 was the ‘ATOM’. It is powered by the Mahindra’s all new electric powertrain, which features the convenience of battery swapping to increase the driving range of the vehicle. Mahindra also gave the vehicle an ‘intelligent connectivity system, on which commuters can make bookings and payments. The ATOM is built indigenously, and will also keep the users informed about the train, bus and flight schedules, along with the nearest boarding points. Good thinking on the company’s part, but definitely for the future.
Mahindra Thar Wanderlust
This is one of the most ludicrously modified version of the Thar you’ll ever feast your eyes upon. What’s more better is that it has been designed in house by Mahindra. The company showcases one modified version of the Thar every auto expo to emphasize upon the vehicles modification adaptability and this time around it was the Wanderlust. There’s lots of new, off road spec stuff on this one, from the custom projector headlight with DRLs to the redesigned bumper. Other changes include a new grille, off road grade tires, a whole new body design, external tow hooks, power winch, snorkel and auxiliary lights among others.
Last on the list but among the cooler ones here, the UDO was a compact two-seater Concept Electric mobility pod. Also showcased alongside the atom at the Auto Expo 2018 for the first time, it is developed keeping city dilemmas in mind such as traffic congestion and pollution. The UDO features climate control, touchscreen infotainment and Bluetooth enabled audio system along with ‘smart fitness’ feature. This feature allows you to pedal your way back to home in case you run out of power. And while you’re pedalling, the system will recharge the batteries. Amazing, right. Long story cut short, it too is among the things which we haven’t heard about since late.