After the success of XUV700, Mahindra is working on XUV900. It has been codenamed W620 and is expected to go on sale somewhere in 2024. According to Team-BHP, the new XUV900 will get a 2.2-litre diesel engine that will put out 210 bhp of max power.
The XUV900 will be a coupe SUV. It will be sharing a lot of underpinnings from the XUV700. Mahindra did show the XUV Aero concept at the 2016 Auto Expo but the project was scrapped because they had to sell a minimum of 2,000 units of it that too at an expensive price tag of Rs. 20 lakhs. Back then, it would have been very difficult. However, now the market has evolved a lot and SUVs are selling like hotcakes. Even expensive SUVs are doing quite well. So, Mahindra has provided a green light to the XUV900 project.
The XUV900 will definitely get the first-mover advantage because it will be the most affordable SUV coupe. It will be positioned above the XUV700 and will become the new flagship of Mahindra. The XUV Aero Concept came with suicide doors and a frameless door design. However, both of these design elements will be given a miss and some of the body panels will be shared with the XUV700. The rear of the XUV900 will be the distinguishing factor between both SUVs. The new flagship will be designed at Mahindra Automotive Design Europe (M.A.D.E) studio located in Europe.
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It was BMW that first built a coupe SUV, it was called the X6 but was not received well because of its design. However, now most manufacturers are making a SUV coupe. Mercedes-Benz has the GLC Coupe, GLE Coupe, Audi has Q8, Porsche has Cayenne Coupe etc. Even the new generation X6 is doing pretty well. Even Tata Motors was once developing a SUV coupe based on the OMEGA platform. It was codenamed H2 but they shelved the project.
The XUV900 will use the same engines as the XUV700’s facelift. There will be a 2.2-litre diesel engine with a twin-scroll turbocharger and a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that will come with direct injection. The petrol engine belongs to the mStallion family of engines while the diesel engine belongs to the mHawk family of engines. It is being said that after this, Mahindra will stop developing diesel engines and will focus on electric powertrains and petrol engines only.
In the XUV700, the petrol engine produces 200 PS of max power and 380 Nm of peak torque. It is offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox as well as a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. The diesel engine puts out 185 PS of max power and 450 Nm of peak torque. However, when Mahindra launches the facelift of the XUV700, they will increase the power output to 210 PS and the same engine will also go in the XUV900. There is a possibility that the lower variants of the XUV700 facelift are offered with a lower state of tune and the more powerful diesel engine is offered only with a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
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