Top 8 Upcoming Mahindra Cars in India 2016-17

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Upcoming Mahindra Cars In India

Seems Mahindra & Mahindra, Indian Utility Vehicle leader, is on a product launching spree. What else will explain a huge list of vehicles about to be launched this year and the next, soon after the successful recent release of three compact SUVs – KUV100, NuvoSport and TUV300. Mahindra cars in India like Scorpio, Bolero and XUV500 have broken sales records consistently and the upcoming Mahindra cars look equally impressive. Here is a look at the top 8 upcoming Mahindra cars in India 2016-2017:

1. Mahindra Scorpio Petrol

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Mahindra Scorpio Petrol

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Scorpio has been one of the most loved and trusted of all Mahindra cars in India. With the divide between the cost of diesel and petrol vehicles getting narrower every year, it makes sense to introduce petrol versions of popular cars that are available in diesel versions only. Mahindra has taken a step in this direction by announcing the petrol version of Scorpio. It will be fitted with a 2.2-litre petrol engine that develops 140 bhp of power along with 280 Nm of torque. No design changes are expected in this car.

Expected Launch Date – End of 2016
Expected Price – Rs 8.5 – 12 lakh

2. Mahindra XUV500 Petrol

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Mahindra XUV500 Petrol

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XUV500, just like Scorpio, was available only in diesel version up till now but now its petrol version is going to be out soon. It will sport the same petrol engine as Scorpio petrol i.e. the 2.2-litre petrol engine oozing 140 bhp of power and 280 Nm of torque. Recent reports indicate that the company is investing Rs. 1000 Crore in the development of petrol engines for the next two – three years. The vehicle will continue to compete with Toyota Fortuner and Toyota Innova.

Expected Launch Date – Aug – October 2016
Expected Price – Rs. 11 – 15 lakh

3. Mahindra XUV500 Hybrid

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Mahindra XUV500 Hybrid

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Next year will see the launch of the hybrid version of one of the most successful of Mahindra car models, XUV500. The automatic version of the car has recently been launched by the automaker. XUV500 Hybrid will be powered by an electric motor that works in conjunction with a 2.2-litre mhawk diesel engine and will return more mileage than the regular diesel model.

Expected Launch Date – May 2017
Expected Price – Rs. 15 – 17 lakh

4. Mahindra XUV Aero

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Mahindra XUV Aero

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The most awaited one of all upcoming Mahindra cars in India is XUV Aero, the coupe-like SUV. It attracted the attention of auto enthusiasts at the recently concluded 2016 Delhi Auto Expo due to its unique styling. It is touted to be one of the best looking and well equipped of all Mahindra car models in India. In fact the company plans to take forward this design language in its future projects. The car will house a 2.2-litre diesel engine churning out 210 bhp of power and mated with 6-speed automatic transmission.

Expected Launch Date – End of 2017
Expected Price – Rs. 20 – 25 lakh

5. 2017 Mahindra SsangYong Rexton

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2017 Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton

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Another one of forthcoming Mahindra cars in India is the facelifted version of SsangYong Rexton. It will make its way in India sometime in 2017. The vehicle will be based on an all new ladder-frame chassis and will be around 50Kg lighter than its Korean counterpart. This is going to significantly improve the performance and efficiency of this SUV. It will have a more aggressive design language and will house several premium features. The SUV will sport a new 2.0-litre GDi petrol and 2.2-litre, 178 bhp diesel engine under its hood. Transmission is likely to be 8-speed automatic, sourced from Mercedes-Benz.

Expected Launch Date – Mid of 2017
Expected Price – Rs. 25 – 30 lakh

6. Mahindra TUV500

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Mahindra TUV500

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After having registered its presence in the mini crossover and compact crossover segment with KUV100 and TUV100 respectively, Mahindra & Mahindra has its eyes firmly set on the MPV segment. It is soon going to launch Mahindra TUV500 that will come as a replacement to Xylo. It will compete directly with Toyota Innova Crysta. This one will be a nine seater MPV and will be constructed on a new platform. Powering this vehicle would be a 2.2-litre mHawk VGT diesel engine producing 140 bhp of power and 330 Nm of peak torque. The engine might be mated with either 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission.

Expected Launch Date – End of 2017
Expected Price – Rs. 10 -17 lakh

7. Mahindra SsangYong Korando

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Mahindra Ssangyong Korando

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Another SUV from the SsangYong lineup after Rexton. Korando is expected to be launched by early next year. The vehicle is already quite popular in the international market due to its sporty body, angular design and large wheel arches. It will be equipped with the frugal and powerful 2.3-litre Mercedes Benz engine that produces 175 PS of power and 360 Nm of torque. The engine will be combined with a 6-speed automatic transmission. This beast will take on the likes of Skoda Yeti, Renault Koleos and Chevrolet Captiva.

Expected Launch Date – Early 2017
Expected Price – Rs. 14 – 21 lakh

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8. Mahindra U108 (Sub 4 meter Bolero)

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A sub 4 meter version of Bolero codenamed U108 will be arriving soon

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Mahindra stable is about to launch a Mini Bolero, Codenamed U108, that will be sub 4 metres in length. This compact form of Bolero will be more fuel efficient and also more affordable. It is likely to sport the 1.5-litre mHawk diesel engine that does duty on NuvoSport and TUV300. The front and rear overhangs have been trimmed but the SUV still looks identical to its elder sibling. It will aim at unsettling prominent players in this segment like Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport.

Expected Launch Date – End of 2016
Expected Price – Rs. 5.50 – 7 lakh

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8. Mahindra Thar

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Mahindra Thar

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Mahindra & Mahindra has already started working on the face lifted version of Thar, which is expected to be launched by late 2017 or in 2018. It will be based on next generation body-on-frame platform that will lend better structural rigidity, enabling it to meet future crash test norms. It will carry a more frugal 1.5-litre, 100 bhp diesel mill from the mHawk family of diesel engines. The new Thar will be lighter, more modern and more fuel efficient.

Expected Launch Date – 2017/2018
Expected Price – Rs. 5.20 – 9 lakh

With the launch of all these mighty Mahindra cars in India in the next two years, the fight in the compact SUV and SUV segment is expected to get fiercer. It would be interesting to note what strategies the rivals adopt to up their game.

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