New Mahindra Compact SUV In The Works

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Indian carmaker Mahindra is working on a brand new SUV that will be based on the X100 platform used by its South Korean subsidiary Ssangyong.

The X100 platform underpins Ssangyong's Tivoli which could mean that the new SUV from Mahindra will compete in the extremely competitive compact SUV market.

The upcoming SUV is expected to bridge the gap between the TUV 300 and XUV 500 and is expected to be powered by the brand new 1.5-litre petrol engine, which Mahindra has been developing for quite a while now. 

Mahindra is remaining quite tigh-lipped about any details about the new SUV but the news does point to an enhanced level of technology sharing between Mahindra and its South Korean acquisition, Ssangyong.

Meanwhile, the Ssangyong Tivoli, which made its Indian debut at the 2016 Auto Expo in Greater Noida, is expected to launch in India in the near future.

The Tivoli is the first new SUV from Ssangyong since Mahindra acquired a controlling stake in the Korean carmaker in 2011.

Powering the Tivoli are a set of 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines. The 1.6-litre petrol engine produces 126bhp and 160Nm of torque while the diesel produces 113bhp and 300Nm of torque.

The Ssangyong Tivoli is expected to be priced between Rs. 15 – 20 lakh (ex-showroom) when it does put its wheels down on Indian roads.

The Mahindra SUV based on the same platform is expected to be priced lower, between Rs.9 – 13 lakh (ex-showroom) as it aims to compete with the Hyundai Creta.

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Story first published: Friday, July 8, 2016, 11:49 [IST]
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