Mahindra XUV500 mild hybrid to launch in 6-12 months – Report

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Aravind Jayachandran,

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Will borrow the Intelli-Hybrid system from Mahindra Scorpio.

ET Auto reports that the Mahindra will integrate a mild-hybrid system in the Mahindra XUV500 in 6-12 months. The system, dubbed ‘Intelli-Hybrid’, was introduced in the Mahindra Scorpio in July 2016.

2015 Mahindra XUV500 (facelift) front quarter (2) review
The Intelli-Hybrid system replaces Mahindra’s Micro-hybrid system (basically an auto start-stop feature) featured in the current XUV500.

The Intelli-Hybrid system replaces Mahindra’s Micro-hybrid system (basically an auto start-stop feature), featuring auto start-stop, brake energy recuperation, a larger capacity battery and a starter motor that functions as both an alternator and a motor to provide a mild electrical boost in certain driving conditions.

In the Scorpio, the Intelli-Hybrid system reduces fuel consumption by up to 7 percent. With a slightly more powerful version of the same 2.2 mHawk engine under the hood, expect a similar reduction of fuel consumption in the Mahindra XUV500 Intelli-Hybrid.

Mahindra Scorpio Intelli-Hybrid to launch soon
The mild-hybrid system, dubbed ‘Intelli-Hybrid’, was introduced in the Mahindra Scorpio in July 2016.

Also Read: Mahindra MPV shows its front fascia in new spyshots

Other manufacturers are also looking to introduce mild-hybrid systems in their respective products as well as launch complete hybrids and electric vehicles in the near future in a bid to take advantage of tax benefits and respond to increasing concerns about air quality in major cities.

Mahindra XUV500 Automatic- Image Gallery

[Source: ET Auto]

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