Mahindra’s Innova-rivaling MPV – Rendering
Posted on: Jul 20, 2016 - 9:33am IST
Expected to be launched in 2017.
Based on spyshots of an upcoming Mahindra MPV, IAB’s Shoeb R Kalania, has created a rendering that gives a first, speculative look at its exterior styling. The Toyota Innova-rivaling MPV is expected to arrive in 2017.
The model rendered integrates cues borrowed from Mahindra’s range, whilst also sourcing the lines from the camouflaged test mule, resulting in a design that looks slightly familiar yet contemporary. It has the characteristic Mahindra toothed grille, large headlamps, sportier bumper design and a bold shoulder line across the side profile.
According to several reports, the Mahindra MPV is the first project developed by Mahindra’s North American Technical Centre (MNATC) in Troy, Michigan. It could be based on a monocoque platform designed around a front-wheel drive architecture, although its unclear if its a brand new platform or sourced from an existing monocoque product.
Engine lineup could pack either Mahindra’s mHawk diesel engine from the Scorpio or an all new diesel engine co-developed with Ssangyong. Mahindra could also introduce a petrol variant, which could feature an all new 1.5L four cylinder engine set to be introduced soon.