Mahindra is working on couple of exciting products and one of them is the XUV300. This compact SUV will come based on SsangYong Tivoli’s flexible X100 platform and it will be designed by a joint effort of Mahindra, SsangYong and Pininfarina. The Mahindra XUV300 is expected to make public debut during 2018 New Delhi Auto Expo. This model will be a perfect package of stylish design, upmarket features and powerful performance with efficiency. Expect this SUV to appear heavily inspired by Mahindra’s flagship XUV500.
In terms of design, the XUV300 could get similar front fascia as the XUV500. The radiator grille would come with vertical slats and plenty of chrome garnishing. It would get projector headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights. The front bumper is also expected to be muscular and chunky with large central air intake, rectangular shaped fog lamps and there would be a skid plate as well.
At the side profile, Mahindra XUV300 is likely to get body cladding, turn indicator integrated ORVMs, blackened glass area, sharp creases. Also, there could be sporty roof rails as well. Moving to the rear, the Mahindra XUV300 would get a roof spoiler, compact taillights with chrome detailing around them. The tailgate will get a horizontal wide chrome bar positioned at the centre. Expect the rear bumper to be sculpted looking and there would be twin exhaust with a skid plate as well.
Interior of this compact SUV will be upmarket and thanks to Pininfarina, it will come bearing a very contemporary and attractive styling. It will get a multifunction steering wheel, analog and digital display consisting instrument cluster. A touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto at the centre console will enhance the premiumness of this vehicle. Expect the seat and upholstery materials to come with upmarket quality materials and it would offer generous amount of space and comfort to the occupants.
The Mahindra XUV300 could come incorporating a range of engines including a 1.5-litre TGDI petrol, a 1.5-litre diesel unit and a 1.99-litre mHawk diesel motor as well. The petrol engine would kick out power output between 90 bhp and 120 bhp, while torque output would be between 130 Nm and 150 Nm. The 1.5-litre diesel motor would churn out 84 bhp of peak power and 230 Nm of peak torque, while the larger diesel engine will pump out 140 bhp of peak power and 320 Nm of peak torque. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
Expected Launch: Late 2018
Expected Price: Rs. 8.75 lakh – Rs. 14.50 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Mahindra U321 (Toyota Innova Crysta Rival)
Mahindra is already one of the strongest players in the UV segment in India with its range of cars. Now, the company is aiming to strengthen its position and increase the market share with more new models. As Toyota Innova Crysta has established itself as the number one model in MPV segment, Mahindra is aiming to give the Japanese car tough competition with its upcoming MPV codenamed U321. Likely to be launched in early 2018, this car could be showcased at the upcoming New Delhi Auto Expo.
As the test mule of Mahindra U321 MPV has been spied, it bears the rugged and aggressive look visible in other Mahindra cars. Up front, it gets a vertically slated front grille with plenty of chrome garnishing. The headlamps get projector unit and integrated LED daytime running lights as well enhancing the style quotient. A chunky looking muscular front bumper with large and wide air intake and neatly positioned fog lamps is there as well.
At the side profile, the Mahindra U321 MPV will come with bold alloy wheels, sharp character lines, turn indicator integrated ORVMs and blackened glass area. The door handles could come with chrome finishing. Moving to the rear profile, it will have a integrated roof spoiler, a chunky bumper and vertically positioned taillights with LED inserts. Overall, Mahindra will introduce the aggressive and bold design language to this vehicle, which is visible in other cars from the brand as well.
As Mahindra U321 will compete against the tough rival like Toyota Innova Crysta, it will have to become upmarket and feature packed inside the cabin. Therefore, the U321 MPV will come with an appealing and upmarket vibe. It will have a multi-function steering wheel, analog and digital display consisting instrument cluster, a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The seat and upholstery materials are expected to come of high quality. The occupants will surely enjoy a spacious and comfortable experience inside.
This is the first vehicle developed by Mahindra’s North American Technical Centre (MNATC) located in Troy, Michigan in US. It could come sharing the same platform with the current Mahindra flagship model, the XUV500. On the powertrain front, it will have a 1.99-litre mHawk diesel engine under the hood that is used by couple of Mahindra SUVs in Delhi and NCR. Expect both manual and automatic gearboxes to be on offer and power will be sent to the front will only.
Expected Launch: Late 2018
Expected Price: Rs. 14 lakh – Rs. 19 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
2018 Mahindra Scorpio Gataway
Mahindra has already revealed the 2018 Scorpio Getaway at the Automobile Barcelona and it gets significant updates compared to its predecessor. The new Scorpio Getaway has been designed in line with the current Scorpio SUV. Just as we reported, apart from revealing the car in Barcelona, test mules of this adventure pickup has been spotted in India and in Australia as well. It could be launched sometime in early 2018 and it is likely to be displayed at 2018 New Delhi Auto Expo.
Upon arrival, the all-new Mahindra Scorpio Getaway will lock horns with rivals like Isuzu D-Max V-Cross and Tata Xenon XT. Speaking about its design, the new model gets a revised front grille with vertical chrome garnishing slats giving it an aggressive look. The headlamps also appear identical to the current Mahindra Scorpio SUV with projector lamps and LED daytime running lights. The front bumper is updated and appears muscular with wide air intake and rectangular shaped fog lamps.
The hood is also expected to be sculpted looking. At the side profile, new Mahindra Scorpio getaway will come featuring sporty alloy wheels and masculine tone. It will be available in both single-cab and double-cab variants. It is not sure if the homegrown auto major will launch the single-cab variant in India as it will be categorized as a commercial pickup truck. The payload strength is likely to be increased in the new model and the rear profile gets vertically positioned taillights.
Expect the new Mahindra Scorpio Getaway to offer better stability and rigidity as well. Inside the cabin it will come pretty upmarket in comparison with the current model. To compete with the rivals like Isuzu D-Max V-Cross it needs to incorporate upmarket quality seat and upholstery as well as features also. It will get a multifunction steering wheel, analog and digital display consisting instrument cluster, a 6-inch touchscreen infotainment system at the centre console with various connectivity options. It will offer ample space and comfort to the occupants.
On the powertrain front, all-new India-spec Mahindra Scorpio Getaway will come with a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine under the hood and it will churn out around 120 bhp of peak power at 4,000 rpm and 290 Nm of peak torque between 1,600 rpm and 2,800 rpm. Transmission duty will be done by a 5-speed manual gearbox and the vehicle will be available in both 2WD and AWD options.
Expected Launch: Mid 2019
Expected Price: Rs. 9.5 lakh – Rs. 10.5 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
2018 TUV300 XL (TUV500)
As we have already reported, Mahindra is working on a bigger version of the TUV300 that would be christened as the TUV500 or even the TUV300 XL. Test mules of this SUV have been already spied on roads of the country and it is expected to be rolled out sometime in early 2018. Expectations are that it would be showcased at the 2018 New Delhi Auto Expo. Upon arrival, this would lock horns with the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and it will offer more space and enhanced seating capacity with a third row seating arrangement.
The TUV500 or TUV300 XL as it would be christened will come sporting identical design as the current TUV300. It will sport vertically slated aggressive front grille with teeth like appearance. The headlamps look sharp and the front bumper too appears identical to the TUV300. A wide and large air intake is there at the centre of the bumper and the rectangular fog lamps are also there.
At the side profile, it will have sporty alloy wheels, character lines similar to the TUV300 and the glass area design will be same as well. The turn indicator integrated ORVM, blackened glass area and the boxy shape will be same as well. So far, it will carry the battle tank inspired design language that is visible in the current Mahindra TUV300. The only difference here will be that it will appear longer than the current model with a larger wheelbase.
Moving to the rear profile, don’t expect any difference compared to the current TUV300. So, it won’t be much to say that the upcoming TUV300 XL or TUV500, as it would be dubbed will be nothing but a long wheelbase version of the current model. With the enhanced wheelbase, it will offer more space inside the cabin and thanks to the front facing third-row seating arrangement, the SUV will lure those customers who find the TUV300 not capable to afford much people. Expect the features and design to remain same as the current model.
However, improved quality seat and upholstery materials, an updated touchscreen infotainment system at the centre console will enhance the SUV’s appeal further. On the powertrain front, it will get a 1.99-litre mHawk diesel engine that works under the hood of Mahindra Scorpio. It is capable of churning out 120 bhp of peak power at 4,000 rpm and 280 Nm of peak torque at 1,800 rpm. Apart from that a mHawk 100 diesel engine capable of generating 100 bhp of peak power at 3,750 rpm and 240 Nm of peak torque at 1,600 rpm cannot be ruled out. Transmission options will include a 5-speed manual gearbox and an AMT will be there too.
Expected Launch: Mid 2018
Expected Price: Rs. 8 lakh – Rs. 11 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Mahindra Thar 5-Door
Mahindra is known as a vintage SUV makers in Indian market. It has a range of tough looking and capable off-roaders among different price segments and size categories. Thar is one true blue SUV from the brand that has been designed to cater those who love hard-core off-roading. This vehicle is truly capable of running on any type of terrains and it emphasises on the practicality and utility rather than fancy features. Bearing a retro style and boldness, the Mahindra Thar reminds us of the famous Willys Jeep from the Second World War era.
As Mahindra has confirmed the next generation Thar that is expected to launch next year, it could come with a 5-door version as well. Currently available as a three-door model it comes in both soft top and hard top versions. The 5-door model could be available as a potential affordable and Indian version of the Jeep Wrangler. In terms of design, expect this SUV to carry the Thar’s iconic styling that will draw attention very easily.
Up front, there would be the same vertically slated front grille flanked by round shaped large headlamps. Also, there would be a chunky front bumper and at the side profile, it could get some new design elements. Mahindra would take help from its subsidiaries SsangYong and Pininfarina in designing the new model. Compared to the current model, this would arrive sharper and more stylish without compromising the practicality and the retro charm of the true-blue SUV.
Inside the cabin, current Mahindra Thar bears a spartan look, but the upcoming model could get some upmarket touch inform of a new multi-function steering wheel, an updated instrument cluster and even a touchscreen infotainment system as well with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Seat and upholstery materials will be updated as well and there would be more space and capability to afford extra occupants.
On the powertrain front, this SUV would get a new 1.5-litre petrol engine, while the current model’s engines will be on offer as well. The current Mahindra Thar is available with a 2.6-litre MDI diesel engine capable of churning out 63 bhp of peak power and 183 Nm of peak toque and there is a 2.5-litre TCI-CRDe diesel engine as well that generates 105 bhp of peak power and 247 Nm of peak torque. Transmission duty would be done by a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Expected Launch: Late 2018
Expected Price: Rs. 7 lakh – Rs. 10 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)