The new Mahindra XUV500 will be powered by a 2.2-litre petrol engine, which will be offered with a manual and an automatic gearbox.
With majority of diesel engines used in its vehicles, the Mumbai-based car giant, Mahindra is now keen on adding petrol units to the its line-up. Media reports suggest that Mahindra is working on a 2.2-litre petrol engine based on the same mHawk diesel block used in the current model of XUV500.
This isn’t the first-time reports of Mahindra developing a petrol unit for its full-size SUVs, XUV500 and Scorpio have emerged. In February last year, reports of Mahindra investing INR 1,000 crore for the development of petrol engines surfaced. Early this year, the company had hinted at bringing the petrol-powered XUV500 first, followed by Scorpio. That said, the company could roll out Scorpio petrol only after seeing market response for the XUV500 petrol. You May Also Like – 2017 Mahindra XUV500 | 2017 Mahindra Scorpio
While the details on the all-new 2.2-litre petrol unit are obscure, the engine is likely to be offered with a manual and an automatic transmission. Furthermore, the petrol unit is expected to be available on the new G-spec variant in the XUV500 line-up. In addition to the 2.2L unit, the company is said to be working on two more petrol units-1.5L and 1.6L. As of now, Mahindra has one petrol unit in its product line-up, the 1.2L mFalcon G80, which is used in its subcompact SUV, KUV100. Considering the shift towards petrol powered vehicles, the company is planning to offer all its products in petrol option starting 2018. Also Read – Mahindra XUV Aero | Mahindra XUV300
As for the Mahindra XUV500 petrol, the model had been snapped taking test runs a couple of times. That said, a LHD version was caught testing in Dubai recently, which is believed to be the Mahindra XUV500 petrol.
Source – AutoCarIndia