Mahindra XUV Aero coupe-like SUV concept has been developed by Mahindra’s Indian design team with inputs from Pininfarina.
The Mahindra XUV Aero Concept is reported to be the most expensive design study done by the carmaker that will be used for Mahindra’s flagship product in future.
Mahindra XUV Aero SUV had made its first public appearance at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo. During a latest conversation with media, Pawan Goenka, Executive Director, M&M said that the company has already done initial engineering operations for the SUV, and is now digging into its business viability. If the carmaker observes sustainable market demand and growth, it might push the XUV Aero for production. However, the carmaker is of the opinion that the Indian market is still not in favour for the high-end premium products developed by local players.
Upon launch, the Mahindra XUV Aero will become Mahindra & Mahindra’s flagship product. This coupe-like SUV represents Mahindra’s futuristic design concept with aggressive styling, flared wheel arches and a high-positioned rear end. Design features of this concept will also be seen on other Mahindra SUVs as well in future. To be positioned above the Mahindra XUV500, the XUV Aero coupe-like SUV is said to be the most expensive design study done by the home-grown carmaker.
The Indian automobile major hasn’t revealed the exact launch timeline of the XUV Aero, but speculations are on rife that it might roll out in the market by 2017. Speaking to a media publication, Pawan Goenka, Executive Director, Mahindra & Mahindra, said that the XUV Aero will go under production if the feedback is positive. The final production call will be taken within the next couple of months. Though, the Mahindra XUV Aero concept will take at least two years to go on sale.
|Base Model||Rs 20 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 25 lakh|
The production-ready version of the Mahindra XUV Aero is expected to come within the price range of Rs. 20 lakh – Rs. 25 lakh (ex-showroom). If launched at this price, it will become the most expensive Mahindra & Mahindra product in the country.
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|Engine||2.2-litre m-Hawk Diesel|
|Transmission||6-speed Manual & 6-speed Automatic|
|Drive Modes||Race, Off-road, Street & Sport|
|Acceleration (0-100kmph)||6 seconds|
Powering the Mahindra XUV Aero is a 2.2-litre m-Hawk diesel engine benefited with an advanced combustion system, new-generation turbocharger and low pressure EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) technology for better refinement. It’s the same powertrain that does duty in the other Mahindra products albeit with less power. This oil burner is capable of developing a maximum power output of 210bhp. It will offer four drive mode options – Race, Off-road, Street and Sport. Transmission duties will be carried out by a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Mahindra claims that the XUV Aero can mark 0-100kmph sprints in 6 seconds.
This concept has been designed and developed by Mahindra’s Indian design team. The design team of 45 members is guided by Ramkripa Anathan with inputs from Pininfarina that was acquired by the Indian automobile giant – Mahindra – in December 2015. The design and styling of the Mahindra XUV Aero looks quite different from the existing Mahindra products. Though, the front fascia of the car seems inspired from the Mahindra XUV500, especially the headlamps, sculpted lines and hood. The vehicle also gets new LED daytime running lights, LED tail lamps, diffuser, hood vents, sloping roofline, pronounced wheel arches, large alloy rims, high-positioned overhang, and sporty body kit for a low stance.
The overall length of the Mahindra XUV Aero measures 4,840mm, while width and height stand at 1,890mm and 1,680mm respectively. Its wheelbase is likely to be around 2,700mm. The XUV Aero is also one of the most equipped Mahindra products that comes with embedded telecommunications module and integrated high resolution touchscreen, multi-zone climate control and several other comfort and connectivity features.
Commenting on the new concept, Mr. Pravin Shah, president and chief executive, automotive business at Mahindra, said, the Mahindra XUV Aero concept will “reflect bold design” and “come with all the futuristic connected technology”.
Flared wheel arches
High-positioned rear end
Embedded telecommunications module
Integrated high resolution touchscreen
Multiple infotainment settings
Multi-zone climate control