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Mahindra XUV Aero SUV Gets Production Approval

Mahindra XUV Aero coupe-like SUV concept has been developed by Mahindra’s Indian design team with inputs from Pininfarina.

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Mahindra XUV Aero SUV

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 Coupe SUV will soon become a reality, as the Pune-based carmaker has approved the functional prototypes and production of the concept. However, Mahindra hasn’t yet made any official statement on the same. The company’s Chakan-based plant near Pune will serve as the production hub for the all-new XUV Aero. First previewed at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo, the XUV Aero SUV will become Mahindra & Mahindra’s flagship product. With its futuristic design and styling, the coupe crossover turned quite a few heads and considering the good response Mahindra has now green lit its production. The company will soon begin testing prototypes of the XUV Aero.

Previous year during a conversation, Pawan Goenka, Executive Director, M&M had confirmed that company has already done initial engineering operations for the SUV, and is now digging into its business viability. The carmaker was of the opinion that the Indian market is still not in favour for the high-end premium products developed by local players. However, it now considered the sustainable market demand and growth, and has pushed the XUV Aero for production. Read – Mahindra XUV700 SUV To Challenge Toyota Fortuner

Mahindra XUV Aero Specs

Sporting aggressive styling, flared wheel arches and a high-positioned rear end, the Mahindra XUV Aero Coupe-like SUV represents the brand’s futuristic design concept. Most of the design and styling bits of the concept will also be used for other Mahindra SUVs as well in future. During its unveiling at the Auto Expo, the Pune-based carmaker said the XUV Aero is the most expensive design study done by the company. In Mahindra’s India lineup, the XUV Aero SUV will be positioned above the Mahindra XUV500. Photo Gallery – This Modified Mahindra TUV300 Looks Like Jeep Cherokee

New Mahindra XUV Aero Launch Date

A latest report claims that Mahindra’s new SUV has received approval for the functional prototypes and production. The SUV will soon enter into its testing phase, followed by production at the carmaker’s Chakan facility near Pune. Though, the Mahindra XUV Aero concept will take at least two years to go on sale in India. The Indian automobile major hasn’t revealed the exact launch timeline of the XUV Aero, but speculations are on rife that it could be rolled out in late 2018 or early 2019.

Mahindra XUV Aero side profile

New Mahindra XUV Aero Price in India

Variant Expected Price
Base Model Rs 20 lakh
Top Model Rs 25 lakh

The company has shown the green flag to its production and prototypes. It would be quite early to comment on its pricing as the vehicle is yet to enter into the production. The Mahindra XUV Aero’s prices in India are estimated to fall in a vanity 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. Photo Gallery – Upcoming Mahindra Cars in India

New Mahindra XUV Aero Specifications

Engine 2.2-litre m-Hawk Diesel
Max Power 210bhp
Transmission 6-speed Manual & 6-speed Automatic
Drive Modes Race, Off-road, Street & Sport
Acceleration (0-100kmph) 6 seconds

Under the hood, the new Mahindra SUV will feature 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. With all these advanced technologies, the powertrain will return better refinement and performance. The same engine has already been used in other Mahindra products albeit with less power.

On the SUV, this m-Hawk diesel motor is estimated to deliver power close to 210bhp. There will be four drive mode options – Race, Off-road, Street and Sport. Transmission duties are likely to be carried out by a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox. For the record, Mahindra claims that the XUV Aero can mark 100kmph from the standstill in 6 seconds. Mahindra might also introduce an electric powertrain to the SUV.

Speaking on the Aero, Dr Pawan Kumar Goenka, Managing Director, Mahindra & Mahindra said, “Electric Mahindra XUV Aero is one of the options that we are investigating right now. Our plans for bringing out the Aero also depend on the cost of the high voltage powertrain technology.” Reports suggest that Mahindra Electric is working with SsangYong on a 380-volt system with range over 250km and multiple battery-powered systems making outputs from 41bhp to 204bhp. Read – Mahindra U321 MPV – All You Need To Know

Mahindra XUV Aero concept coupe-SUV

New Mahindra XUV Aero Competition

Carrying a futuristic design and Mahindra’s new infotainment and connectivity system, the new Mahindra XUV will prove to be a tough competitor for the high-end luxury coupe SUV such as BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Class. It will also take on products like Hyundai Tucson and upcoming Skoda Karoq.

New Mahindra XUV Aero Exterior & Interior

The XUV Aero coupe SUV 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. Commenting on the XUV Aero 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”.

In terms of design and styling, new Mahindra SUV looks futuristic and more contemporary than the existing Mahindra products. Sporting aggressive headlamps, sculpted lines and hood, the face of the SUV seems inspired by the Mahindra XUV500. The SUV also features new LED daytime running lights, hood vents, sporty body kit for a low stance and sloping roofline.

Mahindra XUV Aero taillight

The pronounced wheel arches with large alloy rims add more to its sporty side appearance. The high-positioned overhand, LED tail lamps and stylish diffuser give it a distinctive look. Dimensionally, the new Mahindra SUV measures 4,840mm in length, 1,890mm in width and 1,680mm in height. The vehicle is likely to sit on 2,700mm (approx.) of wheelbase.

The XUV Aero is also one of the most equipped Mahindra products brimming with embedded telecommunications module and integrated high resolution touchscreen, multi-zone climate control and several other comfort and connectivity features. The concept’s suicide doors offer easy ingress and egress to the cabin.

New Mahindra XUV Aero Dimensions 

Length 4840mm
Width 1890mm
Height 1680mm
Wheelbase 2700mm

New Mahindra XUV Aero Features

Aggressive styling
Flared wheel arches
High-positioned rear end
Embedded telecommunications module
Integrated high resolution touchscreen
Multiple infotainment settings
Multi-zone climate control

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Summary

Based Mahindra’s futuristic design philosophy, the XUV Aero coupe-like SUV has been conceptualised by the brand's Indian designers with inputs taken from Pininfarina. The same design language will also be used for the future Mahindra SUVs.

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  1. prashila
    March 4, 2016

    Lunch date and prices

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      Editorial Team
      March 12, 2016

      Hi Prashila

      The production version of the XUV Aero is expected to go on sale in 2017-18. It will be the flagship product for Mahindra and is likely to be priced around INR 20 lakh.

      • Anirudh
        May 5, 2016

        Kindly do not forget to induce the 2 to 4 wheel drive optional gear in all versions and duely try to up the displacement of the product. You can infuse more power and cost to peer the bmw x6 which comes at 1.5 crore

  2. Kishore
    March 7, 2016

    Looks like an awesome SUV coupe. I would be the first one to buy it. Please keep me posted on the rollout dates.

  3. Jitu Parmar
    March 11, 2016

    This is the best cars of màhindra &màhindrà group

  4. Abdulla
    March 20, 2016

    Look like b MW x6

  5. Dr Pankaj Pande
    March 22, 2016

    Looks awesome … Mahindra should take its production on priority basis and roll out at the earliest .. Features and specification excellent .. Will be a block buster in Indian market

  6. NARENDER
    March 26, 2016

    PRICE AND LAUNCHING DATE IN DELHI

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      Editorial Team
      May 2, 2016

      Hi Narendra

      The company is yet to announce the exact launch date of the XUV Aero. It is expected to be priced around INR 25 lakh to INR 30 lakh.

  7. satyam singh
    March 28, 2016

    oooooswme look by back and acccording to price also(22-25 L)

  8. Abdullah shaikh
    March 29, 2016

    Nice car i like it but its very expensive but allover this car is superb fantastic and very sexy i am unlucky bcoz i can’t afford this……sad???

  9. Francis
    April 2, 2016

    Owsome cupe. Looks so great and sofisticated design.

  10. Nikzhill Agarwal
    May 6, 2016

    Mahindra emerging as the best in the world.
    Eagerly waiting for Aero.
    Honda and hyundai makers need to learn something…..

  11. Nikzhill Agarwal
    May 6, 2016

    Hopefully price should be 15 to18 lakhs.
    Its a great price and a great car indeed….

  12. Yuvraj dhillon
    May 8, 2016

    One of the best indian suv i have ever seen i m the first one to buy it.

  13. KD
    May 9, 2016

    Very nice design – Team mahindra

    U must start Xuv aero production and im sure market will respond u positively as with passing maturity of product in market people want:
    (moreover creta/dustor they both r 5 seaters only and they have good growing market )

    extra styling , different body type and importantly torque with some compromise of loosing 2 child seats in the rear end row.

    Keep it 5 seater with refoldable central electronic console to have chauffeur driven experience as well.

  14. tk
    May 10, 2016

    what will be the ground clearance?

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      May 10, 2016

      Hi

      The company is yet to reveal any information about the dimensions and launch details of the XUV Aero. Keeping its overall profile in mind, we expect the Cross will have a ground clearance of around 200mm.

  15. Partha Majumder
    May 31, 2016

    M&M is the best automobile manufacturing company in the world and their all the SUVs are really very nice wonderful and good looking in future they will launch more and more good looking cars I am the biggest fan of all the mahindra cars I have mahindra Scorpio at present I like it very much in future I will buy only mahindra cars keep watching and I suggest all the people to buy only mahindra cars best wishes from Partha to mahindra group for their upcoming launches.

  16. Ranzith
    June 11, 2016

    Nice car ….
    I didn’t see this type cars in India.

  17. Saurav Sharma
    June 27, 2016

    Itzzz awesomeeeeeee, sexyyyyyy & fantasticccccccc…. I really love the new Mahindra Xuv 500 Aero….
    I’m Definitely gonna buy this car, if price Will be between 16 lakh to 20 lakh INR….

  18. Mahendra
    July 22, 2016

    Please launch the vehicle as fast as u can

  19. Chintan gameti
    August 28, 2016

    This coupe cum SUV is super
    i just loveit

  20. Anshu
    August 31, 2016

    Wow unbeliavable car from m&m I love it ….

  21. mr deepak singh
    September 14, 2016

    Nice car ….
    I didn’t see this type cars in India….????

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