Mahindra is the homegrown manufacturer that has relied on SUVs since the beginning. While most of them have been successful, it is high time for them to launch a new generation or a facelift so that their line-up can sustain in the stiff competition. Recently the launched the 2020 Thar, which is a huge success in the Indian market. The booking periods for the 2020 Thar are already exceeding 9 months. However, there are no less than 7 new SUV models coming from the Mahindra stables in 2021. Today we list them all.
The XUV500 is one of the most successful SUVs from Mahindra. It came with a lot of first and best in segment features when it was first launched. However, now the XUV500 looks a bit aged when compared to the competition, but there is an all-new generation of XUV500 launching in 2021. It is redesigned from the ground-up and comes with a revolutionary design. There are new LED headlamps, LED tail lamps which look a lot more attractive than the current generation. Mahindra is using dual digital screens for the infotainment system and the instrument cluster. We have seen this type of design on some Mercedes-Benz models, this helps in giving a lot more premium look to the cabin of the 2021 XUV500. It will be equipped with the new best in the segment and possibly first in segment features just like the first generation did. This will make the XUV500 a lot more attractive in this competitive segment. It will get a 2.0-litre mStallion turbo petrol engine and a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine. Both the engines will come mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed automatic torque converter gearbox. It will be tuned to be the most powerful homegrown SUV that Mahindra will be offering.
Mahindra TUV300 was never a huge success for Mahindra. The SUV has not yet received its BS6 emission norms engine updates. Although we don’t expect it to get new engines. It will continue to get the same 1.5-litre diesel engine which produces 100 PS of max power and 240 Nm of peak torque but it will be tuned to obey the BS6 emission norms. It might also get some design tweaks to the front with a larger air dam, more aggressive front grille and LED Daytime Running Lamps.
The Scorpio has been a good seller for Mahindra. It is based on a ladder-frame chassis and was offered with a proper 4×4 system. It is also due for an update and Mahindra is working on an all-new generation of it that will be launching in 2021. The new SUV will be called Scorpio Sting. Considering that Mahindra will be using a suffix after Scorpio, it is safe to assume that the current generation will continue to be on sale for some variants. It will be powered by a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine and a 2.2-litre diesel engine. It will also be mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. However, they will be producing a bit less power than found on the new generation XUV500.
TUV300 Plus is a bigger sibling to the TUV300. Due to this, it provides more space for occupants. Yes, it is not the most successful product from the manufacturer, but it is one practical and versatile SUV. It will also get the same cosmetic updates as the TUV300. It will also just get BS6 emission norms. It will get a BS6 compliant version of the 2.2-litre diesel engine that produces 120 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 280 Nm.
The XUV300 will get a new variant which will be named “Sportz”. It was showcased at the Auto Expo 2020. It will be powered by Mahindra’s new generation of mStallion turbocharged direct-injection petrol engine. The new 1.2-litre petrol engine will be producing class-leading power figures of 130 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 230 Nm. It will also get the red accent on the exterior, red brake pads, “Sportz” decals and black interior for a sporty appeal.
Currently, there is only one compact-SUV that is available as an electric vehicle. The XUV300 EV was showcased at the Auto Expo 2020 in its Concept form. It got diamond inlays in the LED headlamps and Blue accents all over the exterior to emphasise on the fact that it is an EV. Mahindra will be offering the XUV300 with two battery options. The standard version will be suitable for people who will be using the XUV300 EV for daily commutes. Then there will be the extended-range version which will for the people who will be using the XUV300 EV for more than daily commutes.
The eKUV100 is the younger brother to the XUV300 EV. It was also showcased at the Auto Expo 2020 and it will launch in 2021. It will be powered by a 15.9 kWh battery pack. The battery pack will be able to produce 54.5 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 230 Nm. You would be able to fully charge the small SUV in just 6 hours.