Mahindra to launch petrol engines, to power upcoming XUV1OO

  • Sep 20, 2015
[caption id="attachment_84256" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Mahindra TUV300 Front Left Quarter TUV5OO might also get the upcoming 1.2-litre petrol engine[/caption]

Mahindra is all set to reclaim its recently lost second spot from Hyundai in the Indian automotive market in terms of sales. The Indian car manufacturer is on the product offensive launching the TUV3OO compact SUV on 10th September 2015, with plans of bringing the XUV1OO next.

The company has just announced that they will soon be introducing a new range of petrol engines in the country. With Mahindra only offering diesel engines at present, the upcoming petrol engines will come with varying displacements and will be retailed alongside their diesel counterparts. The diesel mills are being developed in collaboration with the SsangYong group.

[caption id="attachment_84252" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Mahindra TUV300 Combat Green Front Left Quarter Petrol power is the only domain which Mahindra lacks right now[/caption]

The first lot includes three petrol motors – 1.2-litre, 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre. The smallest 1.2-litre three-cylinder engine will power compact SUVs from the Mahindra stable, including the not so well-selling Quanto, TUV3OO and the upcoming XUV1OO (codename S101) crossover as well. The bigger 1.6-litre motor is the same one which powers the SsangYong Tivoli in international markets. The most powerful 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine on the other hand might be plonked into the XUV5OO. However, the petrol XUV5OO could only be saved for the international markets and not for India.

[caption id="attachment_84900" align="alignnone" width="1024"]Mahindra XUV5OO Mahindra XUV5OO might not get the petrol engine in India[/caption]

The new range of petrol engines could help the company garner more sales in the country as quite a few customers opt for the same. It is not known as of now whether the upcoming engines will be turbocharged or not. Being Mahindra engines, localisation levels are expected to be very high. The upcoming XUV1OO will be the first Mahindra vehicle to get the 1.2-litre petrol engine with a 5-speed manual, with the possibility of getting an AMT unit as well. The XUV1OO will also derive power from the 1.5-litre mHawk80 diesel engine that was newly developed for the TUV3OO. The upcoming crossover will be making its debut in India in the beginning of next year.


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