Mahindra convertible SUV concept to debut at Auto Expo 2018

Sagar Parikh

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At Auto Expo 2016, one of the stars of the show was the Mahindra XUV Aero concept. At Auto Expo 2018, a Mahindra convertible SUV concept will have its world premiere, as per a report from Autocar India.

Mahindra convertible SUV concept rendering
The Mahindra convertible SUV concept has a sub-4 metre body.

One would expect a convertible SUV to have a car-like monocoque construction, but Mahindra has gone the other way round. The company has used the Mahindra TUV300’s ladder-frame chassis for the Mahindra convertible SUV concept. That doesn’t mean that the drop-top model will have hints of the TUV300’s traditional SUV design, though, suggests the report.

The Mahindra convertible SUV concept measures under four metres in length. This means that if a production version is launched, it will classify as a small car for tax benefits. Under the hood, the convertible SUV concept may have a version of the company’s existing engines. An upgraded version of the 1.5-litre mHawk diesel engine that produces 101 hp and 240 Nm of torque is in the works. Mahindra could employ this new version in the convertible SUV concept.

Mahindra TUV300 T10 front three quarters
Mahindra has used the Mahindra TUV300’s ladder-frame chassis for the Mahindra convertible SUV concept.

Also See: Mahindra S201 sub-4 metre SUV spied, to go on sale this year

Along with the Mahindra convertible SUV concept, Mahindra’s line-up at Auto Expo 2018 should include the Mahindra U321 MPV and the Mahindra Rexton SUV as well.

Mahindra XUV Aero concept - Image Gallery (Unrelated)

[Source: Autocar India]

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