Mahindra to launch 6-7 new variants next fiscal

02/02/2010 - 01:19 | ,   | Shrawan Raja

Mahindra could launch Xylo variants this fiscal including pickup and panel van

Mahindra will launch about seven new variants of its existing models in the next fiscal year. The company, which now also manufactures two-wheelers and heavy duty trucks, is looking to enhance its product portfolio.

As per its announcement earlier, Mahindra would launch the World SUV in India which will sit above the Scorpio. This vehicle could come with a bigger engine and the presence of two exhaust pipes emerging from the rear bumper hints at two banks of cylinders.

According to Autocar India, Mahindra is also working on a mini SUV (Code: S101) with a 1.5-liter diesel engine and monocoque body construction. The 1.5-liter engine would be a 3-cylinder version of the 2.2-liter mHawk engine that is used on the Scorpio.

M&M President (Automotive) Pawan Goenka -

Next fiscal we will be launching 6-7 new variants of our existing models. The new variants will cover all segment including utility vehicles, commercial vehicles and three wheelers.

The company could launch variants of the Mahindra Xylo which include the panel van introduced recently in SA and the pickup truck version which is currently being tested near the plant. The Scorpio hybrid is also a strong possibility. The Maxximo EV is also in the pipeline for an October release.

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