Tthe recent spy images of U321 revealed that the company is almost ready to introduce the new MPV as the test mule comes with production body panels
Mahindra is developing a new premium MPV to take on the Toyota Innova Crysta. The Indian manufacturer hasn’t updated Xylo which is around for years without any significant update and they are loosing market share in MPV segment while Innova is in its new avatar is selling really well compared to its competitors.
Mahindra U321 is one of the regular test mules in Indian roads and the recent spy images revealed that the company is almost ready to introduce the new MPV as the test mule comes with production body panels. The rear get wiper and tail lamps are also partially visible in the spy pics. The test mule comes with steel wheels and they have given an alloy wheel type design for the wheel cover.
We can expect good interior space on the U321 as the body really long like the Innova Crysta and wider too as third row space is one of the important factors for the success of MPV in India. Mahindra is also focusing a lot on interior as they have given an upmarket design for the MPV as it was revealed in earlier spy shots.
The overall fit and finish will be much better than current Mahindra products and it comes with three spoke steering wheel with a new design for the instrument cluster. The gear lever is integrated into the centre console to liberate more space. Mahindra will offer flexible seating options with the U321 like 7 or 8 seater configuration.
Mahindra is expected to give lots of features for the U321 like touch screen infotainment system, leather seats, steering mounted control, push button start, key less entry, climate control, AC vents for second and third row, alloy wheels, automatic wiper and headlamps, cruise control, cooled glove box, sunroof and more.
The U321 will be powered by new 1.6 L diesel engine producing 125 bhp of power and 305 Nm of torque. This engine is expected to be mated to 6 speed manual transmission and we can also expect an automatic transmission. Mahindra is also developing a new petrol engine also. The U321 will make its official debut later this year.