The festival time in India is always jam-packed with new automobile launches from all the top auto manufacturers in the country. This year however we saw a delay in the launch of many much-awaited cars because of the production delay caused by the global pandemic that came from the outbreak of coronavirus. But many companies are trying to combat that and present us with new Cars and SUVs as always.
One such company is Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, one of India’s leading auto manufacturers. Mahindra is launching 5 new cars and SUVs in the coming 3 months. We are going to share with you everything you need to know about these cars.
1. Mahindra Thar 2020
When Mahindra launched the 2019 Mahindra Thar it became a famous off-road choice. Mahindra is offering Thor with both Petrol and Diesel engines. The new Thar 2020 is powered with a 2.2L diesel BS6 compliant engine that produces 130 PS of power and a torque of 300 Nm. The petrol engine is a 2.0-litre turbocharged unit that makes 150 PS and torque of 300 Nm for the manual option and 320 Nm for the automatic option.
On the inside, the SUV gets a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, reverse camera with rear parking sensors, electrically operated AC, steering-mounted controls, and washable interiors and removable roof panels. Mahindra Thar also has new halogen headlamps with LED DRLs and plastic bumpers and bonnet hooks.
The Thar is expected to launch in the first week of October 2020.
Mahindra Thar Diesel Engine Specifications:
|Maximum Power||97 KW or 130 BHP|
|Fuel Capacity||57 liters|
Mahindra Thar Petrol Engine Specifications:
|Engine||mStallion 150 TGDi|
|Maximum Power||112 KW or 150 PS|
|Maximum Torque||300Nm with MT|
320Nm with AT
|Fuel Capacity||57 liters|
|Transmission Type||6-Speed Manual|
6-Speed Convertor Automatic
|Front Brake||303 mm Disc|
|Rear Brake||282 mm Drum|
|Front Suspension||Independent Double Wishbone Front Suspension|
|Rear Suspension||Multilink solid Rear Axle with Coil Spring & Stabilizer Bar|
|Seating Capacity||6-Seater for AX|
4-Seater for AX Opt and LX
|Tires||245/75 R16 Tubeless All-Terrain Tyres for AX, AX Opt.|
255/65 R18 Tubeless All-Terrain Tyres for LX
2. Mahindra eKUV 100
Mahindra eKUV is the electrical variant of Mahindra’s successful mini SUV, Mahindra KUV. Mahindra first revealed the electric car in the 2020 Auto Expo. The car will have an automatic transmission and comes with a 15.9kWh battery that supports a fast-charging option of up to 80% charge in one hour. A full battery can give an impressive range of up to 147 km.
The electric engine will have a power of 54 PS and maximum torque of 120 Nm. The eKUV is also expected to have Anti-Lock Braking System, Brake Assist, rear parking sensors, front seat belt alert, over speeding alert, dual airbags in the front, and a pre-cooling feature.
The Mahindra eKUV is expected to be available in India from 16th October 2020.
Mahindra eKUV 100 Electric Engine and Other Specifications:
|Battery Capacity||15.9 kWh|
|Maximum Power||40 kW or 54 PS|
|Maximum Torque||120 Nm|
3. Mahindra XUV 300 Sportz Turbo
The Mahindra XUV300 is about to receive a Sportz model launch that was also showcased in the 2020 Auto Expo. The new Mahindra XUV 300 Sportz Turbo will be powered with the new 1.2-liter turbocharged direct-injection petrol engine, putting out a maximum power of 130 HP and a maximum torque of 230 Nm.
The XUV will first be launched with a 6-speed manual transmission option but an automatic transmission option is also likely to make an appearance in the future. The Sportz Turbo is likely to retain most of the features of the Mahindra XUV which was considered one of the safest cars of India. So, this means the new Mahindra XUV 300 Sportz is not only going to be safe for you but also safe for the environment.
The Sportz version of the Mahindra XUV 300 will be available in showrooms on 20th November 2020.
Mahindra XUV 300 Sportz Turbo Petrol Engine Specifications:
|Engine||1.2-liter Turbocharged Petrol Engine|
|Maximum Power||130 BHP|
|Maximum Torque||230 Nm|
|Fuel Capacity||42 Liters|
|Transmission Type||6 Speed Manual Transmission|
|Front Brake||Disc Brake|
|Rear Brake||Disc Brake|
|Front Suspension||MacPherson Strut with Anti-roll Bar|
|Rear Suspension||Twist beam Suspension with Coil Spring|
|Seating Capacity||5 (2+3) Seater|
|Tires||215/55 R17 Radical Tubeless Tyres|
4. Mahindra TUV 300 Plus
Mahindra is going to launch the facelifted version of the Mahindra TUV 300 soon. This upgraded version is going to get an interior designing from a renowned Italian designer, Pininfarina for the ultimate comfort and safety of all the nine passengers of the TUV with more headspace and leg space. The transmission of the TUV 300 Plus is a 6-speed manual-shift gearbox.
The 9-seater SUV will be powered with a 2.2-liter diesel mHAWKD120 engine that will have a power of 120BHP and 280Nm torque. The exteriors of the TUV make a bold statement with its stylish front grille, chrome inserts, and alloy wheels. The interior of the TUV has features like hi-tech color Touchscreen Infotainment System, Steering mounted controls, ABS with electronic brake-force distribution, and many more.
The Mahindra TUV 300 Plus can be launched in India on 15th December 2020.
Mahindra TUV 300 Plus Diesel Engine Specifications:
|Engine||2.2 liter mHAWKD120 Diesel Engine|
|Maximum Power||88 KW or 120 BHP|
|Maximum Torque||280 Nm|
|Fuel Capacity||60 liters|
|Transmission Type||6 Speed Manual Gear Box|
|Front Suspension||Double Wish-bone type, Independent Front Coil Spring|
|Rear Suspension||Multi-Link Coil Spring Suspension With Anti-Roll Bar|
|Front Brake||Front Disc Brakes|
|Rear Brake||Rear Drum Brakes|
|Seating Capacity||9 (2+3+4) Seater|
|Tires||215/70 R16 Tubeless Radials|
5. Mahindra XUV 500 2020
Another much-awaited SUV from Mahindra that is going to launch this year is the new Mahindra XUV 500 2020 version. The 2020 variant is going to be based on SsangYong Korando 2020, the latest car from Mahindra’s Korean Subsidiary. For the transmission, the XUV is going to get a manual gearbox with an option for Automatic transmission as well.
The second-gen XUV500 will get the new 2.0-liter BS6-compliant petrol and diesel engines. The SUV will get some major interior upgrades that will include a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a new panoramic sunroof. On the exteriors, it will retain its sharp look with the addition of new LED headlamps, LED taillights, and fog lights.
The Mahindra XUV 500 2020 version will most probably be launched in India in the first week of January 2021.
Mahindra XUV 500 2020 – Diesel Engine Specifications:
|Engine||2.0-liter mStallion Turbocharged Diesel Engine|
|Maximum Power||190 BHP|
|Maximum Torque||380 Nm|
Mahindra XUV 500 2020 – Petrol Engine Specifications:
|Engine||2.0-Liter mHawk four-cylinder Petrol Engine|
|Maximum Torque||380 Nm|
|Transmission Type||6-speed Manual Gear|
6-speed Automatic Transmission
Mahindra is going to launch all these within a span of just 3-4 months and the prices of all them are believed to be pretty affordable. So, if you are looking to buy a new SUV for your family in the coming months, we defiantly recommend checking out these options.