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Mahindra’s Ambitious Roadmap For SUVs Revealed


Here’s the lowdown on the range of new Mahindra SUVs that are set to be launched in the next three years

 

  • Scorpio-based Goa Pik Up will be among the first Mahindra SUVs to be launched this year.
  • XUV300 to get a new 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine to help it comply with BS6 norms.
  • All-electric XUV300 with a claimed range of 200-400km also in the works.
  • SsangYong Tivoli Air-based XUV400 to be launched by the end of 2020.

India's premier SUV manufacturer Mahindra has no plans of slowing down. The homegrown carmaker has now revealed its roadmap for the next three years, giving us an insight into upcoming SUVs from the company. Here’s a look at the five upcoming models from Mahindra:

Goa Pik Up

The Scorpio Getaway was popular with adventure seekers. It also made for a decent twin-cab work truck. But with the Scorpio having received a facelift late last year, the pick-up version is ready for a long-overdue makeover. Set to be called the Goa Pik Up, it will come with a host of exterior and interior updates to make it feel more upmarket. The pick-up truck will retain its twin-cab design and is expected to come with the Scorpio’s 2.2-litre diesel engine. However, it’s yet unknown if it will come equipped with the old 5-speed manual from the pre-facelift Scorpio or the new 6-speed manual that was introduced with the facelift last year. Like the Getaway before it, expect the Goa Pik Up to be offered with both 4x2 and 4x4 options as well. 

XUV300 1.2 GDi

Mahindra is expected to debut a new petrol engine this year, and it's just the right size for the XUV300. The 1.2-litre motor that currently powers the sub-4 metre SUV is the torquiest in its class, but the design isn't scalable to match emissions regulations. That's why the company will launch a turbocharged, direct-injected 1.2-litre motor in 2020 which will produce 20PS more power and 30Nm more torque. Needless to say, the engine will be BS-6 compliant and will be a shot in the arm for the already quick compact SUV. 

All-electric XUV300

Mahindra has plans to electrify some of its vehicles too. The e-KUV has already been announced, and the XUV300 will follow suit. Codenamed the S210, the all-electric XUV300 is expected to offer a range of around 200km. There could be a long-range variant with a bigger battery pack too. Expect this variant to offer a range of around 400km on a single charge. The circuitry is expected to run on 380 volts. We expect the S210 to be launched in 2021. 

S204 1.5 GDi

The S204 will be based on the SsangYong Tivoli Air’s extended platform. This SUV will have an additional 9.6 inches added in the form of a rear overhang, while keeping the wheelbase unchanged. While the Tivoli Air comes with a 720-litre boot, Mahindra could utilise the extra space to make the SUV a 7-seater. It is expected to come with a new engine - a 1.5-litre, direct-injected, turbocharged diesel motor. Likely to be called the XUV400, it will go on sale in Europe in 2022. Meanwhile, it’s expected to arrive in our domestic market sometime by the end of 2020. Expect it to borrow tons of features from the Tivoli Air, including an electric sunroof, dual-zone climate control, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and GPS navigation. 

W601

This mid-size SUV, which is still at its concept stage, will be jointly developed under the Ford-Mahindra partnership. For now, we know that Mahindra is developing the platform for the SUV. Mahindra’s brand-new, BS6 compliant, 2.0-litre diesel engine will also be shared between the two brands. Both versions of the SUV will be manufactured at Mahindra’s facility in Chakan.

Source: Team-BHP

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