Mahindra has a slew of launches planned for the near future. There will be a total of 6 new cars that’ll soon be launched. Here they are.
The XUV received a minor face lift in 2015, which saw the lights, bumper and the interiors change a little. Now it has been confirmed that an all-new XUV500 is in works. This one is expected to come sometime end of 2017 or early 2018.The main highlight of the vehicle will have to be the updated engine. Currently, Mahindra uses a 2.2 liter or 1.99 liter mHawk engine that produces 140 Bhp and 330 Nm. However, the newer model is expected to produce close to 170 Bhp, giving it a huge bump in power as compared to the existing model.
Mahindra has begun work on an all-new compact SUV. This will take on the Brezza and Ecosport when launched. Yes the company has the TUV and the Nuvosport, however this one will be based on the Tivoli SUV and will cater to a more premium buyer. Details are not yet clear, however it will feature a 1.5 liter diesel engine from the TUV. We expect the company to have more luxurious interiors on offer with the S201. Expect this SUV to be unveiled at the Auto Expo 2018.
Mahindra is working on an all-new MPV, called the U321. The vehicle is has been developed at the company’s North American Technical Center in Troy. The vehicle has been benchmarked against the Innova Crysta, which is the vehicle that is currently on top in the MPV segment. The company will mostly have a diesel and a petrol engine option on the U321. Mahindra has already announced investment in their Nasik and Igatpuri plants for this new vehicle.
Mahindra is working on a long wheelbase version of the TUV, which maybe called the TUV500. The vehicle will look similar to the TUV up front, but it will get an additional third row of seating, front facing. What will be interesting to see is where the position the vehicle. They will have to place it in such a way that it is below the Scorpio. Details on the engines are not yet known. Since the vehicle will be larger than 4-meters, the company could put in the 2.2 liter unit from the Scorpio.
Mahindra has already begun work on an all-new KUV100. The company launched the car only in 2016, however sales have been very slow since. The new KUV 100 is expected to get a new grille and redesigned headlamps with integrated DRLs. The bumper will also receive slight changes while the fog lamp housings will be redesigned too. There is no change expected under the hood though with the same 1.2 liter petrol and 1.2 liter diesel engines that are currently offered to continue.
The Scorpio will also be getting an update sometime by the end of this year. We expect the new Scoripo to get refreshed looks, a new infotainment system with Apple Car play and Android auto and a more powerful engine. We expect the same state of tune from the XUV to be offered on the Scorpio. The new front grille will be inspired by the Imperio pick up truck.
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