Mahindra is all set to launch the premium MPV codenamed U321 later this year. The MPV has been spied testing numerous times in India and a new spy picture of the vehicle reveals more details of the production-ready vehicle. Here’s all you want to know about the upcoming car.
The car gets toothy grille, similar to the design on the new Scorpio. There is a mesh grille behind the design elements to keep the foreign objects out. The car also gets new large headlamps with big size projector lamps with integrated turn signals. The LED daytime running lamps are placed over the foglamps. With these new features, we can expect that Mahindra is planning to position the vehicle in a premium segment. It will get precision cut alloy wheels that were spied earlier. The car will also get various other premium features like LED tail lamps and feature-rich interiors.
The Mahindra U321 will come with an all-new 1.6-litre mFalcon diesel engine. The engine has been developed with inputs from SsangYong. The new unit will churn out a maximum power of 125 Bhp and peak torque of 305 Nm. Mahindra will also offer a petrol engine with the MPV but exact details of the petrol engine are not yet known. The car will get standard safety features like ABS and airbags across all the variants.
On the inside, Mahindra will offer a newly designed dashboard. The car will get touchscreen infotainment system, piano black panels, dual tone interiors, a new steering wheel, and automatic climate control. The seven-seater layout of the vehicle will also come with the optional 8-seater layout.
The vehicle is the first product that is being developed at Mahindra’s USA centre. The vehicle gets a monocoque chassis. The vehicle will be placed between the Maruti Ertiga and the Toyota Innova in the Indian market. Previously reports claimed that the U321 will be the replacement for the Mahindra Xylo in the Indian market but the U321 will be much more premium than that. Mahindra will also launch the S201 compact SUV, S201 LWB, XUV 500 and the new flagship, Mahindra XUV 700 in India later this year.