Mahindra & Mahindra is one of the eminent automakers participating in the Indian Auto Expo. In the last expo, the Indian automaker displayed a variety of spectacular vehicles including the Mahindra Aero concept, e-Verito, TharDaybreak Edition, Ssangyong Tivoli, e2oSport etc. For the upcoming year too, hopes are high that the automobile maker will be coming up with a lot of eye-catching products at its pavilion. Let’s see what Mahindra has to offer in 2018.
Mahindra had displayed the XUV Aero at the Auto Expo last year and it did catch a lot of attention from the media and masses. It was expected to be the next big thing from Mahindra. The coupe-styled concept is most likely to be displayed at the upcoming Auto Expo as well, most probably in a production-ready design, if the carmaker wishes to launch the same in the country. It has two doors on the passenger side and one on the driver side. It is expected to be equipped with a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine with different driving modes. Its price is expected to be around Rs 20 lakh mark.
Mahindra has been running test-mule of its all-new MPV, codenamed U321. The automaker is looking for an MPV that could be positioned above the Xylo to take on the Toyota Innova Crysta. Likely to be placed above the XUV500, it is expected to be equipped with a 2.2-litre diesel engine. We expect its prices to fall in between Rs 10-15 lakh.
Among the most awaited products from Mahindra, the Ssangyong Tivoli-based SUV is likely to be showcased at the upcoming Auto Expo. Codenamed S201, the vehicle will be inheriting a lot of traits from the original Tivoli, with some signature Mahindra additions. With respect to engines, it is likely to come with a new set of 1.5-litre TGDI petrol and 1.5-litre mHawk diesel engines built jointly by Mahindra and Ssangyong. It will rival the Renault Duster, Ford EcoSport, and the Hyundai Creta. The prices are expected to fall in the range of Rs 8-12 lakh.
Mahindra TUV 300 Plus
Mahindra is also working on a modified version of the TUV300 and recently, it was spotted testing without any camouflage. At first glance, the car remains unaltered, except for the new set of taillamps which now extend into the sides. Rumored to replace the aging Xylo, it will be offered in a 9-seat configuration with last row seats facing each other.
It will get a new mHawk D120 1.99-litre diesel engine developing 121.5PS and 280Nm. This is the same motor which was powering the Scorpio and the XUV during the ban on 2.0-litre and higher capacity diesel engines in Delhi. Besides, a 1.5-litre diesel motor will also be available as an option. Both the engines are likely equipped with a 5-speed manual or an automated manual transmission (AMT). The Mahindra TUV 300 Plus will be taking on the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga facelift (launching shortly) and is expected to fall in the price range of Rs 8 lakh to 11 lakh.
So far, the new line-up seems to be noteworthy with their new designs and top notch configuration. Let’s see what happens in the Auto Expo.
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