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 Coupe SUV concept has been shown at the 2017 Automobile Barcelona. The Pune-based carmaker has also displayed the new Mahindra Scorpio Pik-Up, LHD Euro-spec Mahindra KUV100 and Mahindra XUV500 special edition. 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 is considering its production version in the near future.
Previous year during a conversation, 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. Read – Mahindra XUV700 SUV To Challenge Toyota Fortuner
The Mahindra XUV Aero Coupe-like SUV represents the brand’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. The carmaker said that the XUV Aero is the most expensive design study done by the home-grown carmaker. In Mahindra’s India lineup, the XUV Aero SUV will be positioned above the Mahindra XUV500. Picture Gallery – This Modified Mahindra TUV300 Looks Like Jeep Cherokee
The Indian automobile major hasn’t revealed the exact launch timeline of the XUV Aero, but speculations are on rife that it might hit showrooms by 2018. 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|
It would be quite early to comment on its pricing as the vehicle is yet to enter into the production. If the company is considering its production version in near future, then the Mahindra XUV Aero is estimated to be priced within the 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. Photo Gallery – Upcoming Mahindra Cars in India
|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|
The new Mahindra SUV hearts a 2.2-litre m-Hawk diesel engine boosted 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 will make a top power of 210bhp. It will offer four drive mode options – Race, Off-road, Street and Sport. For performing transmission duties, there will be a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic unit. Mahindra claims that the XUV Aero can mark 100kmph from the standstill in 6 seconds. Read – Mahindra U321 MPV – All You Need To Know
Carrying a futuristic design and Mahindra’s new infotainment and connectivity system, the new Mahindra XUV will go up against the high-end luxury coupe SUV such as BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Class. It will also lock horns with products like Hyundai Tucson and upcoming Skoda Karoq.
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.
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.
Flared wheel arches
High-positioned rear end
Embedded telecommunications module
Integrated high resolution touchscreen
Multiple infotainment settings
Multi-zone climate control
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.