The all-new Mahindra Inferno 7-seater SUV will be launched in India on November 15, 2018
The homegrown automaker, Mahindra will launch the long-awaited 7-seater premium SUV – codenamed Y400 – in India on November 19, 2018. The SUV is reportedly to be called Mahindra Inferno, though the company is yet to make a final announcement on the same. The SUV is basically the re-badged new-gen SsangYong Rexton, which debuted in India at the 2018 Auto Expo. Earlier, the SUV speculated to be named Mahindra XUV700.
Mahindra will import the Rexton as a CKD kit, which will be assembled at the company’s Pune-based plant. If reports are to be believed, the Inferno will undercut the prices of its direct rivals Toyota Fortuner & Ford Endeavour by up to 4-5 lakhs. This will give it a competitive edge over the established brands. The SUV is expected to be priced somewhere between Rs 23 lakh and Rs 30 lakh.
Not just cheaper, the Mahindra’s 7-seater SUV will be bigger in size compared to the Toyota Fortuner. It is 55mm longer and 105mm wider, though the Fortuner is 35mm taller. While Mahindra’s 7-seater SUV measures 4,850mm in length, 1,960mm in width and 1,800 in height, the Toyota Fortuner is 4,795mm long, 1,855mm wide and 1,835mm tall.
While Mahindra will make some changes to the exterior styling to give it a family look, the cabin won’t see any major changes. It will be packed with several comfort and convenience features. The SUV gets a large 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 10.1-inch screens for rear passengers’ entertainment, dual-automatic climate controls, leather seats, ambient mood lighting, etc. For safety, the SUV gets nine airbags, ESC, active roll-over protection, advanced emergency braking, hill descent control and others. Powering the SUV is a 2.2-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine that is good for 187bhp of power and 420Nm of torque. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed automatic. Also See – Mahindra Thar New-gen model rendered