Update - Team-BHP member Ponbaarathi has spotted the U321 on test in Chennai. Reports place the launch of the model in the second half of the year.
18 April, 2018
The Mahindra U321 was recently spied with new alloy wheels, courtesy CarWale. This is the third alloy wheel design seen on the new MPV so far.
Engineered at MNATC in Michigan and stylised at Pininfarina, Mahindra's Maruti Ertiga rival arrives this year as Mahindra’s first monocoque MPV. It is designed to look like a proper MPV and will offer three-row seating. Projector headlights, LED DRLs, 16-inch alloy wheels, rear spoiler with high-mount stop lamp, dual-tone dashboard, touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, automatic climate control and rear air vents are some of the expected main features of the three-row MPV.
The Mahindra U321 will debut a new 1.6-litre turbocharged diesel engine that produces 125 hp and 305 Nm of torque. Along with the 1.6L turbocharged diesel engine, Mahindra could offer a new 1.5L turbocharged petrol engine or a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine. Transmission choices may include 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic.
The Mahindra U321 is said to have pricing higher than that of the Maruti Ertiga, which starts at INR 6,33,939 (ex-showroom Delhi). This could mean that Mahindra is eyeing a starting price of around INR 7 lakh (ex-showroom).