Mahindra and Mahindra currently working on 4 new utility vehicles; Toyota Innova rival in final stages

Code-named the S321, Mahindra's answer to the Toyota Innova Crysta is in the final stages of development.

Published: July 31, 2017 5:50 PM IST

By Ayush Arya

Mahindra and Mahindra, one of the largest utility manufacturer in India, in order to protect and withhold it’s leadership in the said segment, is believed to be working on 4 new products. Recently challenged by the likes of Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai and now Jeep, Mahindra has invested a total of INR 5 crore in the development of the same. According to a report published in ET Auto, the first product to make it to the roads is going to be an MPV, code-named the S321 which is to challenge the Toyota Innova Crysta. Also Read: Mahindra U321 MPV (Toyota Innova Crysta rival) spied testing alongside TUV500; images, price & interiors

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Another product to roll-out from the homegrown automaker’s stable is going to be the one being developed in alliance with the Korean automaker Ssangyong. Based on the Tivoli, the compact SUV will sport a Mahindra badge upon it’s arrival in the country and boast of a premium nature; helping it compete with the likes of other premium off-roaders in the market. Code-named S201, this UV is expected to hit Indian shores in-between the year 2018-19. This product is going to be a 5-seater vehicle, unlike the S321 which will offer a seating capacity for 7 people. Also Read: Mahindra TUV500 (TUV300XL) spied testing yet again; exterior details revealed

Apart from these two, Mahindra is also working on two other new products which it plans to base on it’s global platform. The first one, the automaker plans to build specifically for the international markets, that too categorically for sales in the European arena. The next one will however make it to the Indian car market. The former is going to be a premium product and will arrive by the year 2021. Also Read: Mahindra KUV100 facelift to get smaller headlamps, restyled bumper & new alloy wheels

Currently, Mahindra is in the middle of striking a deal with the US Government for Postal delivery vehicles. If won, the automaker will receive a $6 billion order to supplying 1.8 lakh vehicle over a period of 6 years. The development for the prototypes is in the final stages according at MANA (Mahindra Automotive North America).

Source: ET Auto

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Published Date: July 31, 2017 5:50 PM IST