It is a well known fact that car manufacturer across the globe are eyeing to capture the growing popularity of SUVs, specifically the compact SUV segment, in the country. The homegrown auto major also has plans to make a strong presence in this segment. To achieve this, the company will launch a series of new SUVs in the country. Let’s have a closer look at the upcoming Mahindra SUVs in the Indian car market.
Mahindra Scorpio facelift
India’s leading utility vehicle manufacturer is all set to launch the Mahindra Scorpio facelift in the Indian car market. The vehicle has been spotted several times during its test rounds on the Indian roads. The updated Scorpio features a new hood scoop, newly designed alloy wheels, HID/Projector headlamps instead of regular bulbs, restyled grille and bumpers and redone tail lamp assembly. Inside, the steering wheel is directly lifted from XUV500, while the air con vents comes with chrome embellishments. The vehicle also gets upgraded music system and touchscreen infotainment system.
Expected Launch: Festive Season
Price: Rs. 7.8-13 lakh
Mahindra Quanto AMT
Unveiled at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo, the Mahindra Quanto AMT is all set to hit the Indian car market. The Quanto AMT features an all new 5-speed Autoshift transmission which has been developed in association with Ricardo. Despite being the first entrant in the sub-4 metre SUV segment, the Quanto failed to generate sales volume for the company. With AMT, Mahindra aims to revive its sales in India.
Expected Launch: August-September
Price: Around Rs. 7.5 lakh
Mahindra S101 compact SUV
Undoubtedly, the S101 is Mahindra’s most awaited compact SUV in the country. This sub-4 metre SUV has been spotted several times in different body frame; however, the recent spied wears the production body parts. Interestingly, the gearlever is mounted on the centre console instead of the floor which in return offers a spacious first row and provides more space to add bench type front passenger seats. If media reports to believe, the company might also introduce the six seater version of the S101 in 3+3 layout; however, we believe that 2+3 configuration suits the compact size well. Mahindra S101 compact SUV will be powered by a 1.2-litre 3-pot petrol engine and the 1.5-litre diesel engine.
Expected Launch: Mid-2015
Expected Price: 5-9 lakh
New generation Mahindra Bolero
Yes, Mahindra will launch the new generation Bolero SUV in the country. The company will replace the country’s top selling SUV with an all-new car in coming years. The new generation Bolero test mule has been spotted a couple of times on Indian roads. Codenamed U301, the new generation Bolero will be based on the hydro-formed ladder frame chassis. It is expected to come in several body lengths, including a sub-4 metre version. The smaller variant is likely to share its engine configuration with the Quanto- a 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder diesel motor.
Expected Launch: 2016
All-new Mahindra Scorpio
Mahindra is also working on an all-new generation Scorpio SUV. The details about the vehicle are scratchy; however, the new SUV will be inspired from the XUV500. If media reports to believe, the wheelbase and ground clearance of the SUV will remain unchanged, though the size of hood will be reduced to create roomier cabin.
Expected Launch: 2016-17