Mahindra says that its new modular platform supports multiple body styles.
Mahindra Marazzo MPV recently went on the sale in the Indian market. Available with 7/8-seat configurations, the MPV is the carmaker’s first passenger vehicle developed jointly at its North American Technical Centre in Troy, USA and Mahindra Research Valley (MRV) in Chennai. Its also Mahindra’s first product to use ladder frame and monocoque hybrid chassis that has transversely mounted engine and Front Wheel Drive (FWD) system. Read – Mahindra Marazzo Vs Maruti Ertiga
Mahindra says that its new modular platform supports multiple body styles. In an interview with Autocar Professional, Rajan Wadhera, President, Automotive Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra, said that the company will use the new architecture for its upcoming 7 and 8-seater vehicles, including a crossover and an SUV. Though, he didn’t reveal the product names and details. Read – Mahindra Marazzo Vs Toyota Innova Crysta
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For the record, Mahindra claims that the new modular platform is 160 per cent stiffer than its old architectures. It enhances Marazzo’s body rigidity by 2.3 times. The upcoming Mahindra models that will share their platform with the Marazzo MPV are likely to come with a new 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel powertrain. It’s the same engine that has been used in the 7-seater Marazzo MPV. Read: Mahindra Marazzo – 10 Interesting Facts
In March 2018, Mahindra & Mahindra and Ford signed MoUs to co-develop midsize and compact SUV, electric vehicle and connected car solutions for the Indian market. Both the companies will prepare a C-Segment SUV, which is reported to be based on the second-generation XUV500’s platform. The new Mahindra and Ford SUV will be put up against the Jeep Compass. Read – Mahindra Marazzo Misses Out On These 5 Important Features!
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