India’s two largest indigenous brands, Mahindra and Tata both have been making strides in various aspects of the automotive industry since some time. Be it their new cars, international reputation or service quality and network, everything has been going up. However, today we will discuss about Mahindra which has moved on from the old boxy cars to new trendy and stylish vehicles. Apart from their increasing global presence (read Formula E and Pininfarina), the brand has launched a few new cars like the Marazzo and the XUV300 which show that the company is getting serious regarding the auto market and consumers. We today put a light on how a few Mahindra models could turn up like in future. Note that all the cars featured here may not make to production or may be different from what is shown here, but that neither stops us nor you from having some interesting automotive fantasies.
The Mahindra is among the few stylish lifestyle vehicles available in India since the Gypsy has been discontinued now. The current generation Thar has been holding the baton since long and has done quite a good job in holding the off-road enthusiasts in its charm. However, the next generation Thar, which has already been spied testing, will be more powerful and feature-rich than the current model. It will be built on a new chassis that will make it larger than the current model too. Though it will retain its key design DNA as seen in the above render, it will look much more intimidating along with having better off-road abilities due to more power and a capable chassis.
The current generation Scorpio has been running since long and will be replaced by an all-new model in 2020. The new Scorpio will not only come with a different platform and engine but will also sport a more modern design. The above renders showcases how the SUV could look like in its future avatar. The bold looks and the butch stance of the Scorpio will be maintained but it will get much smarter, both in terms of interiors and features as well as the exteriors. Mahindra will use an all-new platform along with a new 2.0-litre diesel engine that will be found on the That and the XUV500 as well.
KUV 100 (XUV500 inspired)
The KUV100 is the only proper micro SUV on sale in India currently, though some claim others like the Maruti Suzuki Ignis and Renault are also the same. We don’t. Talking about the KUV100 here, it has gone under the knife and returned with a new face that gets styling cues taken from its big brother, the XUV500. Though this may never see the light of day, it nevertheless looks quite cool and proportionate for sure. The chrome studded grille and stylish headlamps work wonders on this micro SUV. The KUV100 will get a formidable rival next year in the form of Tata Hornbill and if Mahindra decides to do something similar as present here, the competition will be worth watching.
TUV300 (XUV300 inspired)
Mahindra will launch the new facelifted version of the TUV300 sub-4 meter SUV in the coming months and the car has already been spotted testing. However, if the company would marry the styling of the XUV300 with the body of the TUV300, the end result will be what you see above. As exciting it may look, that is not happening for sure as the facelifted model will carry the same design language as on the current model apart from some tweaks. Maybe, Mahindra could use a similar design on the next generation of the TUV300, which would only come after 3 years at least. Talking about the render above, the boxy proportions of the TUV300 look quite good with the design tweaks borrowed from the XUV300. And that front fascia! Please make this happen Mahindra.
The Mahindra Marazzo has received quite a good response from customers and the company rolled out the 25,000th unit if the MPV very recently. However, what if Mahindra would make a sedan based on the design language of the Marazzo MPV and use the same engine as on the MPV. Though that is not likely to happen, but letting one’s imagination soar is not a crime after all. It would use a different platform than the Marazzo but will use the same 1.5 litre diesel engine along with the 1.2-litre petrol unit launched on the XUV300. The front fascia looks pretty same like the Marazzo while the side profile also gets some design hints from the MPV. Made or not made, the concept is quite cool nonetheless.