Mahindra has revealed four new petrol engines for its future range of cars and SUVs including the next-generation models of the XUV500 and the Scorpio. While the smallest of the new petrol engines is likely to be used on commercial vehicles – considering its 600cc, single cylinder layout and 20 PS peak power output – the other engines will make it to Mahindra’s cars and SUVs. Among the three other engines, the smallest one is a 1.2 liter-3 cylinder unit that will be built in naturally aspirated and turbocharged trims. It’ll have a maximum power output of 100 KW/136 PS.
The next in size will be a 1.5 liter petrol engine that will get a four cylinder layout. Also available in naturally aspirated and turbocharged trims, this engine will have a maximum power output of 163 PS. The range topping engine will be a two liter, 4 cylinder turbo petrol motor with a maximum output of 217 PS. Mahindra has not revealed the exact vehicles that will use these engines. Considering the fact that all new Mahindra cars launched from this year will have petrol motor, at least two of these engines are expected in the Tivoli-based compact SUV and the U321 code-named MPV – both launching this year.
The Tivoli-based sub-4 meter compact SUV that will challenge the Brezza is likely to use the 1.2 liter turbocharged petrol engine, tuned to produce about 125 PS. The U321 MPV could use the 1.5 liter turbocharged petrol engine but the power output remains a closely guarded secret for now. Mahindra is preparing to shift away from diesel engines towards petrol engines, hybrids and electric cars. From 2020, emission norms will get a lot tighter in India as well, due to the Bharat Stage 6 emission norms coming into place. To make sure that it’s future ready, the petrol engines will be deployed by Mahindra across its range.