Arijit Roul / 07 Mar 2018
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The upcoming MPV from Mahindra that was teased at the Auto Expo 2018 is being readied for a global launch. That is what has been informed by the CEO of the company. The exterior design of the car, as was showcased at the event, included a grille with chrome accents, horizontal headlamps that come with projector lights as well as LED DRLs. The other iconic features of the car include an electric sunroof, plastic cladding for the under body and alloy wheels of a sporty design.
The test mule of the car was recently spotted on the roads in the country and it is evident that it would have several features to offer. The MPV that is scheduled for launch and codenamed as U321 would be a new entrant in a segment that does not have much demand in the country. Honda had launched the Mobilio in the same segment, Tata with Aria which did not do well. The only two cars that remain best sellers in this segment are the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga in the low end and Innova in the high end. Now Mahindra is gearing up to launch another vehicle in this segment that promises several features along with a great design. This car will clearly challenge the SUVs as well.
This could be a seven/eight seater model. This car would also be launched as a global product as was stated by the President and CEO of Mahindra North America. This is part of the plan of the company to set their mark across the globe. This MPV is part of the global portfolio of cars that the company is working on. The car would have Euro style features and would sit well in the minivan category.
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The MPV is being planned for launch this April. There have been spy shots seen of the test mule that has also given us a glimpse of the internal features. There would be a host of telephony and audio controls on the front dashboard along with a digital display and a center console that would display different kinds of information. The air con vents are large, the dual tone beige upholstery look appealing and create a nice contrast with the black panels in the cabin interiors. Mahindra plans to export the MPV as well, it remains to be seen how well the car fares in the Indian market.