We have received a couple of spyshots as well as a video of the Mahindra World SUV testing on the outskirts of Chennai city. The World SUV (CODE - W201) is expected to have a gamut of technology and futuristic styling. It goes without saying that this product is what Aria is to Tata Motors.
The World SUV is built on a completely new platform. Its frame is monocoque type. The test mule which we spotted earlier had certain in-dash components from the Xylo. As it was a test mule, there isn't much we can understand on the level of finish or quality that is expected.
The Mahindra W201 should retail for anything between Rs 12 to 14 lakhs. As the new SUV is being developed with the for overseas markets, we can expect the new Mahindra to come fully loaded and a number of safety features as standard.
The World SUV could have features like cruise control, climate control, reverse parking sensors, flexible seating, electrically-powered seats, high level of refinement and comfort. We could even see Mahindra plonking a brand new V6 petrol engine under this vehicle's bonnet. We expect them to use the 2.2-liter mHawk diesel engine on the base model for the economy-conscious SUV buyer. There could also be 4x4 option and automatic transmission variants completing the line-up.
Mahindra hopes to take this vehicle across seas and in America, such a vehicle, priced aggressively could result in Mahindra sitting pretty. Mahindra will launch this model in India during the first quarter of FY 2012.
Thanks Rajesh, Gokul and Tarun Kumar Tripathy