Mahindra has announced to introduce 3 new BS6 compliant mStallion petrol engines in the country. These engines were also showcased to public at the 2020 Auto Expo. The company has unveiled 3 new EVs – eXUV300, eKUV100 and the Funster roadster at the biennial event. Adding to it, the UV maker has unveiled the new Mahindra XUV300 Sportz edition with powerful mStallion petrol engine.
The new Mahindra mStallion range includes 1.2L, 1.5L and 2.0L turbocharged direct injection petrol engines. These engines are compliant with the BS6 emission norms as well as the Euro-6b emission norms. SsangYong and Ford Motor Company will also use these engines to power its vehicle. It is expected that the new EcoSport could use the 1.2L turbocharged petrol engine.
The Mahindra XUV300 Sportz edition is powered by a 1.2-litre mStallion turbocharged direct injection 3-cylinder petrol engine that is capable of producing 130bhp of power at 5,000rpm and a peak torque of 230Nm between 1,500 and 3,750rpm. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque convertor automatic. With these numbers, it will become the most powerful sub-4 meter SUV of the country. The current Ford EcoSport is powered by a 1.5L 3-cylinder petrol engine producing 123PS of power. Also See – Mahindra XUV300 EV Unveiled
In terms of styling, the Mahindra XUV300 Sportz largely remains identical to the existing model except for the few changes. The vehicle gets Sportz graphics on the bonnet and the door panels. The all-4 disc brakes of the XUV300 Sportz comes fitted with red brake callipers. The vehicle gets all-black interior scheme with contrasting red-accents. The alloys design remains the same; however, the red brake calliper give it a different look.
Mahindra has already confirmed that its entire range will receive the petrol engine option. The 1.5L mStallion engine is expected to power the Marazzo MPV, next-gen Thar and the next-gen Scorpio. The bigger 2.0-litre engine will power the next-gen Mahindra XUV500 and the Alturas G4. Adding to it, the Ford’s upcoming C-SUV, which will be based on the new XUV500 platform, will also use the mStallion turbocharged petrol engine.