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Mahindra is shifting focus to petrol powertrains with slew of new engines coming up in next few years

The homegrown auto major is developing a range of petrol engines that are expected to be available in its cars in the coming years. The brand has just confirmed that it is working on a new 1.5-litre petrol motor that will debut in 2018 and there will be another one in 2019, a larger 2.0-litre unit.

Not only the passenger vehicles, the automaker is also preparing to introduce petrol motor to its commercial vehicles as well. For example, Mahindra Jeeto LCV will receive a 0.6-litre petrol engine. All these new engines will come complying with the stricter BS-VI emission norm that comes into act from April 2020 across the country.

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As Mahindra & Mahindra’s managing director Mr. Pawan Goenka said, the automaker will have petrol engines to cater its entire portfolio by 2020 when India adopts BS-VI emission norm. Not only domestic market, Mahindra also aims to export petrol engine equipped models to the overseas markets as well. This strategy comes as Indian customers are showing more interest towards petrol powered vehicles compared to the diesel powered models since the diesel ban was implemented in Delhi and NCR.

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Not only petrol engines, Mahindra is also emphasising on electrification of its cars. The brand wants to roll out electric versions of all its cars in order to strengthen its top position in the Indian EV market. The manufacturer of e2o Plus and e-Verito is currently working on the electric version of KUV100 NXT that will launch in late 2018. As we reported earlier, Mahindra will launch two EVs by 2019.

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SUVs are the strong point for the brand and Mahindra has revealed that by 2030, it wants to launch electric version of all its SUVs, considering the fact that India is aiming to adopt zero emission pure electric mobility by the end of next decade. Apart from that, Mahindra is also aiming to introduce autonomous driving technology to its cars in future.

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Mainak Das
Love for cars and bikes started with collecting die-cast models in childhood. Love to take getaway road trips. Travel fanatic. Apart from being an automobile journalist, I am very passionate about travel photography and story books. I dream to take wild and long road trips to the remotest and furthest corners of the country and beyond.