Mahindra Y400 is expected to be offered in both two- and four-wheel drive configurations; to likely use a 2.2-litre diesel engine
Mahindra & Mahindra are gunning for glory with a triplet of new vehicles as they have embarked on an aggressive strategy to lure in three different range of UV customers. With S201 subcompact SUV more likely to go head-to-head with Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Tata Nexon, the upmarket Marazzo MPV with seven- and eight-seat configuration is taking on Toyota’s top-selling Innova Crysta, as well as Tata Hexa and forthcoming Maruti Suzuki Ertiga.
Another Mahindra contender taking a dig at a big Toyota vehicle is the rebadged version of SsangYong G4 Rexton. Codenamed Y400, it has been spied running trails several times after making domestic premiere at the 2018 Auto Expo. Despite not bothering to wear disguised clothing more often than not, as Mahindra make changes only to the front portion, the production model has now been caught in silver exterior paint job.
Mahindra could christen the premium SUV as XUV700 but as for now, the snapped pictures do clearly show the Y400 nameplate. The display vehicle at Auto Expo and the newest spy shots are similar in exterior appearance. They do replicate the same vertically slated grille with Mahindra badge residing at the centre on the test mule spotted yesterday.
The Mahindra Y400 is all prepared to launch in the coming months (around festive season) and is expected to be powered by a a 2.2-litre e-XDi220 LET turbocharged diesel engine producing 187 PS maximum power and 420 Nm of peak torque. It is connected to a Mercedes-sourced seven-speed automatic transmission. A 2.0-litre petrol engine could join the fray later with a six-speed manual ‘box.
With two-wheel-drive system as standard, Mahindra will likely offer 4WD on top-spec trims. Taking design inspiration from the SsangYong LIV-2 Concept, the Rexton made global debut at last year’s Seoul Motor Show. Based on ladder frame chassis with good levels of off-roading characteristics, the seven-seater SUV has longer wheelbase than its main rival Toyota Fortuner.
It comes equipped with features such as 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, nine airbags, LED Daytime Running Lights, premium leather upholstery, etc. Other key competitors are Ford Endeavour, Isuzu MU-X and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.
Production-Spec Mahindra Y400 Images
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