Mahindra U321 MPV launch in early 2018 - Report

01/12/2017 - 16:08 | ,  ,   | Dhruv Saxena

Mahindra's upcoming MPV, which goes by the Mahindra U321 codename, will be launched in the first quarter of 2018 reports Autocar India. The Toyota Innova rival is currently undergoing extensive real-world testing as evident from the regular inflow of spy pictures.

Mahindra U321 rendering
The Mahindra U321's cabin will have space for 6-7 occupants. The top-end variants will be offered with second row captain seats.

Autocar's report is accompanied by a digital illustration of the Mahindra U321 based on spy pictures. The MPV will feature a 'toothed' grille, similar to the one that Scorpio received recently as part of a facelift. Black headlamp surrounds, bumper mounted LED pilot lamps, vertically stacked tail lights, and 5-split-spoke alloy wheels are some of the exterior design features. Past sightings have also revealed interior details including the centre console, steering wheel, and instrument console with lavender illumination.

The upcoming Mahindra MPV will become the third monocoque based product developed by the company. It is the first product to be designed and developed by the Mahindra North American Technology Center (MNATC) in Troy, Michigan.

The report also adds that the 1.6 L mFalcon diesel that will power the Mahindra MPV will produce a healthy 130 hp. Currently, there is no information available regarding transmission options or a petrol variant of the U321.

Mahindra U321 spy picture side
The U321 will debut an all-new 1.6 L mFalcon diesel engine with a power output of around 130 hp.

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In terms of pricing, the MPV will slot in somewhere between the Maruti Ertiga and the Toyota Innova Crysta. A price tag of around INR 10-15 lakhs is what the Mahindra U321 is expected to carry. Mahindra may showcase a production version of the U321 at the Auto Expo that starts February 7, 2018, onwards.

[source - Autocar India]

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