Mahindra will soon launch its highly-awaited MPV, codenamed U321. The car is currently being tested on Indian roads and has been caught testing multiple times. However, this is the first time that the spy pictures show the interior of the vehicle.
The U321 will be a proper MPV with space for 7 people in three rows. The new pictures show the second-row seat of the vehicle with adequate space. It also reveals a lot of the features in the vehicle. The rear AC vents are mounted on the roof, which adds more space to the floor area. There is enough space on the floor with features like two cup holders and a cubby hole to keep bigger items like mobile phones.
The pictures also show the space in the third row. It is not huge but enough for two adults to squeeze in or two children to sit comfortably. There is no armrest in the middle row, however, we are not sure if the top-end variant will also miss out on this feature. The middle row gets 60:40 split seats for better space management too.
Mahindra is expected to launch the all-new car by the festive season of this year. It will take up the position between the Ertiga and the Toyota Innova. The is the first vehicle developed by Mahindra’s USA technical centre based in Troy. It gets a monocoque body just like the Ertiga and the Innova. The MPV will get a few interesting and premium features like LED DRLs, projector headlamps and multi-spoke wheels. The MPV will look quite premium with a lot of chrome used on the face of the vehicle.
The U321 will be powered by a new 1.6-litre mFalcon diesel engine that has been co-developed with SsangYong. It will generate around 125 Bhp of maximum power and 305 Nm of peak torque. The U321 will also come with a petrol engine. It will get a 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 163 Bhp. Both manual and automatic transmissions would be available with the upcoming car.