Mahindra U321 launch postponed to FY2018-19

16/02/2018 - 20:31 | ,   | Sagar Parikh

In 2016, Mahindra had confirmed that the Mahindra U321 will arrive in the second half of FY2017-18 (October 2017-March 2018). In February last year, the company more specifically announced that the U321’s launch will take place in the next 12 months.

Mahindra U321 MPV - IAB Rendering
The Mahindra U321 was originally scheduled to arrive this month.

However, the latest updates from Mahindra place the launch of the upcoming Mahindra MPV in FY2018-19 (April 2018-March 2019). The company has also made it clear that the MPV is not a replacement for an existing product (read: Mahindra Xylo) and that it will slot in a new segment. The Mahindra U321, the first model designed in the MNATC R&D centre, looks like a proper MPV, spy media has revealed.

The Mahindra U321 has a monocoque construction, a first for a Mahindra MPV. It will debut a new 1.6-litre diesel engine that produces 125 hp and 305 Nm of torque. The company will offer it with a petrol engine too, either a 1.5-litre unit or a 2.0-litre unit. Projector headlamps, LED DRLs, 16-inch alloy wheels, dual-tone interior colour scheme, automatic climate control, rear AC vents, touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation and a rearview camera are some of the expected main features of the MPV.

Mahindra U321 rear three quarters spy shot
The U321 is not a replacement for the Mahindra Xylo the company insists.

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The Mahindra U321 is expected to slot between the Maruti Ertiga and the Toyota Innova. Its prices could start somewhere around INR 10 lakh (ex-showroom).

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