Mahindra U321 MPV spotted up close in Chennai

03/11/2017 - 14:49 | ,  ,   | Dhruv Saxena

IAB reader PE Robinson has shared spy pictures of the Mahindra U321. The upcoming MPV is expected to arrive before the end of the current fiscal and could make its debut at the Auto Expo on February 9, 2018.

Mahindra U321 (S321) MPV spy pictures rear
Despite the slow down in MPV sales, Mahindra is readying two new products for the segment. The TUV300 Plus will replace the Xylo while the U321 (pictured) will target Toyota Innova Crysta buyers.

The spy pictures reveal the tail lamp glow pattern partially. It appears that the MPV's stop lamps gets conventional bulbs and not LED fixtures as reported previously. Although this could be a mid- or lower-level trim. LED tail lamps could be reserved for the top-spec trim(s) only.

Older spy pictures of the Mahindra U321 have revealed headlamps with black bezels and projector units, bumper mounted LED DRLs and 16-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels with Apollo tyres. Inside, the Mahindra U321 will have two-tone black-beige colour scheme along with usage of gloss black inserts. Sandwiched between the tachometer and speedometer is a MID in landscape orientation. Lavender illumination and MID backlit colour is also visible in certain spy shots.

Powering the MPV will be a brand new 1.6 L mFalcon diesel engine from Mahindra. The company has also spoken about petrol variants for its entire lineup 2018 onwards. Therefore, the U321 might be launched with a petrol engine option as well.

Mahindra U321 (S321) MPV spy pictures tail lamp glow
Although the U321 is reported to have LED tail lamp fixtures, the test mule pictured here gets conventional bulbs.

Also Read – Mahindra U321 Rendering

With the Mahindra TUV300 Plus set to replace the Xylo, the U321 MPV is likely to target those looking for a more premium offering and private car buyers. Expect prices to fall in the INR 10-15 lakhs range undercutting the Toyota Innova Crysta by a significant margin.

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