Mahindra India has set high standards in the utility vehicle segment with its XUV500 and Xylo car models. The carmaker is launching all-new car models and some existing models with facelifts this year. Here is a list of the upcoming car models from Mahindra in the SUV and MPV segment:
The XUV model was last updated in 2015. The facelift included new projector headlamps with DRLs, a panoramic sunroof, new set of alloy wheels, and a newly designed radiator grille. The company is now planning to launch an all-new XUV500 in early 2018. The car will have a new engine that generates 170 bhp power. Currently, Mahindra XUV is powered by a 2179cc, 4-cylinder diesel engine (2.2-litre/1.99-litre mHawk engine) that generates 140 bhp power and 330 Nm torque. The engine will be paired with a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission unit. The expected price of Mahindra XUV500 facelift is Rs.13 lakh to Rs.19 lakh and the expected launch date is between April to June 2018. The safety features of the car includes dual airbags, reverse parking camera, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), and brake assist. The XUV500 Facelift will likely compete with Toyota Innova Crysta, Hyundai Creta and Tata Safari.
The company is working on an all-new compact SUV which will compete with Brezza and Ecosport. The new compact SUV will be built based on the Tivoli SUV, catering to premium buyers. It will likely be powered by a 1.5-litre diesel engine. The S201 is expected to have more luxurious interiors. It will be launched at the 2018 Auto Expo. The expected price of Mahindra S201 is Rs.8 lakh to Rs.13 lakh and the expected launch date is June 2018.
An all-new MPV from Mahindra called U321 is expected to be launched in 2018. It will likely compete with Toyota Innova Crysta which is currently leading in the MPV segment. The U321 will likely be powered by a diesel engine and a petrol engine. The expected price of Mahindra XUV300 is Rs.14 lakh to Rs.22 lakh and the expected launch date is in the end of 2018. The longer wheelbase of the car will ensure spacious interiors in the MPV U321. The safety features of this car includes dual airbags, parking sensors, rear camera, audio and visual warning, and Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS). The car will come with new LED headlamps and tail-lamps, radiator grille, broad bumpers, and redesigned alloy wheels. It will be powered by a 2-litre engine that generates 140 PS power and 320 Nm torque. The engine will be paired with a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission unit.
A long wheelbase version of the TUV with an additional third row seating is in the works. The expected price of Mahindra TUV300+ is Rs.8 lakh to Rs.12 lakh and the expected launch date is early 2018. This 7-seater version will likely be powered by a new mHawk d120 powertrain, a 2-litre diesel engine that generates 120 bhp power. The engine will be paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox for transmission.
The KUV100 car model was first launched in 2016. An all-new KUV100 is expected to be launched this year with a new grille, and redesigned headlamps, DRLs, bumper and fog lamps. The new KUV100 will have the same 1.2-litre petrol engine and 1.2-litre diesel engine.
The famous Mahindra Scorpio got a facelift at the end of last year. The facelift included a new infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a new engine. The front grille of the new Scorpio was inspired by the design of the Imperio pick-up truck. The 2018 Scorpio was launched in November 2017. The 2018 Scorpio was powered by a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine that generates 170 bhp power and was paired with a 6-speed gearbox. It has a new 6-inch touchscreen infotainment system with advanced connectivity. Now the company is working on an electric model of the 2018 Scorpio which is expected to be launched in 2019. Mahindra is working on electric motors with a power output ranging from 41 bhp to 204 bhp. The expected price of Mahindra XUV300 is Rs.15 lakh to Rs.20 lakh and the expected launch date is 2019.
The expected price of Mahindra XUV700 is Rs.20 lakh to Rs.25 lakh and the expected launch date is in the second half of 2018. Codenamed as Mahindra Y400, the new premium SUV will likely be powered by a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engine. The engine will be coupled with a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed automatic transmission unit. The XUV700 will compete with Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. The SUV may makes its debut at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. It will feature a new grille, LED headlamps, LED DRLS, and a large bumper. The safety features of the car will include Anti-Lock Braking System with EBD and 9 airbags. It will also feature a 10.1-inch display for rear occupants and a 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
The expected price of Mahindra XUV300 is Rs.15 lakh to Rs.17 lakh and the expected launch date is between June to August 2018. Aero is an upcoming SUV crossover model that is built on the XUV500 design. The safety features of this car includes airbags and Anti-Lock Braking System. The XUV Aero is expected to compete with Skoda Yeti, Toyota Fortuner, and Hyundai Tucson. The car can go from 0-60 kmph in just 6 seconds. It will be powered by a 2-litre mHawk diesel engine that generates 140 PS power and 320 Nm torque. The car will also be available with a 2.2-litre petrol engine that generates 212 PS power. The engine will be paired with a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission unit. The car will have new projector headlights with Daytime Running Lights (DRLs), new front grille, and a newly designed bonnet.
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