Mahindra’s upcoming cars and SUVs: From XUV700 to Maruti Brezza-rival S201

Mahindra has a few interesting products lined-up for launch in India soon. The indigenous manufacturer showcased a slew of new vehicles at the 2018 Auto Expo and announced the arrival of new cars and SUVs in the Indian market. What are the upcoming products from the brand in India? Let’s find out.

All-new Mahindra Scorpio

Expected Launch: 2020

Mahindra and Mahindra has recently revealed that they are working on the all-new Scorpio. The new vehicle will remain on the ladder-on-frame body-type but it will get a new frame chassis from SsangYong. The new car will be launched to keep up with the new standardisation of safety and pollution norms in India.

The all-new Scorpio will get a new 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine that will be BS VI compliant. The SUV is also expected to get a turbocharged petrol engine.

All-new Mahindra XUV 500

Expected Launch: 2020

Mahindra’s current flagship vehicle, the XUV 500 has been around for a good time now. Mahindra is also working on an all-new XUV 500 that will use a new monocoque platform. The new XUV 500 is also expected to get similar engine options as the upcoming Scorpio. The XUV 500 already offers a 2.2-litre petrol engine but it is not as refined as petrol engine should be.

All-new Mahindra Thar

Expected launch: 2022

The Mahindra Thar is getting quite old now. Mahindra is working on an all-new Thar that will be based on the upcoming Scorpio’s ladder-on-frame chassis. This will be the same frame that is borrowed from SsangYong. Mahindra will use a newer turbo-diesel engine as well as the turbo-petrol engine to power the upcoming Thar. We may even see an electric powertrain on the new Thar. The upcoming Thar will be much safer and comfortable to drive than the current version of the car.

Mahindra XUV 700

Expected  launch: 2018 end

Mahindra showcased the XUV 700 at the 2018 Auto Expo. The rebadged version of the G4 Rexton, the XUV 700 will be powered by a turbocharged diesel engine with 2.2-litre displacement. This engine has been developed with SsangYong and it develops a peak power of 178 Bhp – 420 Nm. It gets a 7-speed automatic transmission sourced from Mercedes-Benz. The launch is expected to happen by the year-end. The price is expected to be around Rs. 21 lakh.

Mahindra S201 SWB

Expected launch: 2018 end

Mahindra will launch its third product in the sub 4-meter compact SUV segment in the form of S201 SWB. This will be Mahindra’s answer to the sub 4-meter compact SUV segment that comprises of Ford EcoSport, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon and the likes. The SUV will be powered by an all-new turbo-petrol engine that generates 140 Bhp and a new turbo-diesel engine that generates 125 Bhp.

Mahindra S201 LWB

Expected launch: 2019

Mahindra will also launch a long wheelbase version of the S201. Internationally, the long wheelbase version gets more luggage room and rear space but the Indian version will get an additional row of seat. The engines are expected to be same as the S201 SWB. This model will take on the likes of Renault Duster and Hyundai Creta in the market. Both the versions of the vehicle have been spied testing in India.

Mahindra U321

Expected launch: 2019

The Mahindra U321 is an upcoming MPV that Mahindra will field against the Toyota Innova in the market. The 7-seater MPV will offer a lot of premium features and a great level of comfort. The MPV has been caught on test multiple times already.

This is the first MPV that is being developed by the manufacturer’s North American development centre in Troy, Michigan. The U321 will be a global MPV that will be available in various markets including India. Details like platform or engine are not known as of now.

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