Mahindra is working on an all-new MPV codenamed U321. The new MPV will sit above Mahindra Xylo in the segment and will take on the Toyota Innova Crysta in the market. Mahindra U321 has been caught quite a few times under testing in Nashik. The U321 is being from grounds up and will offer 7 seats.
In the latest spy picture, the grille of the vehicle has been revealed that looks similar to the Mahindra’s Imperio pick-up truck’s grille. The new MPV is being designed by Mahindra’s new design centre stationed at the Mahindra North American Technology Centre (MNATC) in Troy, Michigan. The testing is handled by Mahindra Research Vallet in Chennai.The MPV looks tall and gets minimal overhangs to offer maximum room to the passengers. From the
The MPV looks tall and gets minimal overhangs to offer maximum room to the passengers. From the spyshots, the projector headlamps can be seen clearly. The mini-van styled MPV will get a lot of glass area making the cabin airy and fresh. The underpinnings of the MPV is not confirmed yet. Mahindra is working on two all-new platforms and one of them can underpin the new MPV.
Mahindra may put the 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine in the MPV. There is also a possibility of micro-hybrid technology in the vehicle. Mahindra is also working on a range of petrol engines and the MPV can feature an all-new 2.0-litre engine.
Mahindra has already announced that the MPV will be made in their Nashik plant and the brand will invest more than Rs. 1,500 crore on the project. The engine will be supplied from Mahindra’s Igatpuri plant which is situated near Nashik. Currently, the MPV segment is dominated by the Toyota Innova Crysta and Maruti Ertiga. Other options like Renault Lodgy have not gained a popularity in the market. The Mahindra U321 can become a major challenge to the current leaders if Mahindra brings out a well-thought out product.