Will borrow the Intelli-Hybrid system from Mahindra Scorpio.
The Intelli-Hybrid system replaces Mahindra’s Micro-hybrid system (basically an auto start-stop feature), featuring auto start-stop, brake energy recuperation, a larger capacity battery and a starter motor that functions as both an alternator and a motor to provide a mild electrical boost in certain driving conditions.
In the Scorpio, the Intelli-Hybrid system reduces fuel consumption by up to 7 percent. With a slightly more powerful version of the same 2.2 mHawk engine under the hood, expect a similar reduction of fuel consumption in the Mahindra XUV500 Intelli-Hybrid.
Other manufacturers are also looking to introduce mild-hybrid systems in their respective products as well as launch complete hybrids and electric vehicles in the near future in a bid to take advantage of tax benefits and respond to increasing concerns about air quality in major cities.
[Source: ET Auto]