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.
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.
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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.
[Source: Autocar India]