Mahindra is currently working on the all-new BS-VI compliant engines. The new emission norms will be implemented in the Indian market from next year, and manufacturers are developing new engines to meet the upcoming norms. Mahindra, which currently relies on the diesel engines heavily has already started working on the next-generation diesel engine that will power the forthcoming Thar, Scorpio and even XUV 500.
As per ACI, the all-new engine will replace the 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine. The all-new engine will be made out of aluminium completely and will be much lighter in weight. It will be much lighter than the current mHawk engine too. The same report also says that internal sources have revealed that the new engine will be 80 kg lighter than the current 2.2-litre mHawk engine, which will make the upcoming vehicles weigh lighter than the current generation cars — currently the Mahindra 2.2-litre mHawk engine powers the TUV 300 Plus, Scorpio and the XUV 500.
The upcoming engine is expected to churn out a maximum power of around 140 Bhp and 300 Nm of torque, and it will be available in three different states of tunes. In Mahindra XUV 500, the all-new engine will produce around 185 Bhp, which is much higher than the current 140 Bhp state of tune. There will be a 150 Bhp version of the engine too that will power the next-generation Mahindra Scorpio.
The price of the next-generation diesel engines is expected to rise considerably due to the research costs and input costs. This will also increase the overall price of the vehicles. However, it is not known how much price hike will happen. The all-new 2.0-litre engine will also power the upcoming models of Ford India. Ford and Mahindra joined hands in the Indian market for a strategic alliance. Ford will launch its version of the XUV 500, which will be powered by the Mahindra’s all-new engine.
Mahindra has already started testing the all-new Mahindra Thar that is expected to be launched in the market by early 2020. Even the Mahindra is expected to get powered by the all-new engine. Currently, the Thar is powered by a 2.5-litre CRDe engine. However, the upcoming Thar will be much more powerful than the current version of the vehicle and will offer a much more comfortable ride and will suit the highways far better than the current generation of the Thar.
Mahindra is also expected to launch the all-new Scorpio SUV and an all-new version of the XUV 500 in the coming years. Mahindra recently launched the all-new XUV 300 in the Indian market, which gets numerous first-in-segment features. The upcoming Mahindra SUVs and cars are expected to offer a wide range of features and value-for-money products. Mahindra is also planning to launch a range of electric vehicles in the coming years. Mahindra will first launch the KUV 100 EV, and then the XUV 300 EV will be launched in the Indian market.