Arijit Roul / 13 Mar 2018
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Recent news reveals that Mahindra is planning to launch two SUVs that would be based on the Tivoli design framework. Both cars are likely to materialize by 2019. Such news comes in the wake of Mahindra and Mahindra launching a compact SUV in Australia that is Tivoli based which would be ready in 12 to 18 months. Hence, it would be available in India by the end of 2019. The company has also hinted that a Tivoli design based SUV would be available in 2018 which is codenamed internally as S201.
Now it is apparent that there would not be a single SUV, but two models based on the same design platform. Indeed, there have been camouflaged Mahindra SUVs caught on camera, being run on tests and there were two SUV models. It is clear that one would be a sub 4 m SUV that would rival Maruti Suzuki Brezza. The other would probably rival cars like Hyundai Creta or Renault Captur in the country and it looks a bigger sibling than the other. The bigger sibling is probably the prototype of the SUV, which is being planned for launch in Australia.
Hence it is clear that two SUVs are under development at the company’s production facility in the country. Mahindra is becoming a bigger brand, not only with its wider range of cars in the country but also in international markets. It is expected that the SUVs would be produced here and exported to Australia after which the cars would be added to the company’s portfolio of cars being readied for 2019.
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The crossover model that is based on SsangYong Tivoli would feature subtle changes. For instance, the 1.5 liter petrol engine would be new and co developed by the original manufacturer. The compact SUV would come with diesel powertrain as well. The cars come paired with automatic and manual transmission options. With these two SUVs planned for launch in the near future and the Rexton being brought in a new avatar this year, Mahindra does not plan on sitting back. It is also rumored that the car brand is working on launching new generation models of XUV500 and Scorpio. All these cars would be made compliant with the strict emission norms as well as crash test guidelines. Hence, the pricing and competitive features would be decided accordingly for these upcoming cars.