At the Auto Expo in February 2016, Mahindra wowed show goers with the XUV Aero Concept. Based on the popular XUV500, the Aero concept, as it turns out, was more than just an attention-grabbing exercise. At the Expo, Mahindra officials stated that they are studying the “business viability” of a product like the Mahindra XUV Aero. If the concept does hit production, it will not come to us before the end of 2018. It will become Mahindra’s flagship offering in India with prices starting at Rs. 20 lakh. Read on for more details on the Mahindra XUV Aero launch, price and more.
Mahindra XUV Aero Launch Date
|Model||Expected Launch Date|
|Mahindra XUV Aero Launch in India||End 2018|
At the time of its debut in February, Mahindra was still evaluating the feasibility of launching the XUV Aero in India. Generally, a product takes about two years to reach its final production-ready form. All this means, the Mahindra XUV Aero will not be available in the market at least until the end of 2018. While this may come as a disappointment to those looking forward to owning the SUV-coupe, at least Mahindra has not ruled out the possibility of putting the Aero into production.
Mahindra XUV Aero Price
|Model||Estimated ExShowroom Price|
|Mahindra XUV Aero Base Model Price||Rs. 20 lakh|
|Mahindra XUV Aero Top Model Price||Rs. 24 lakh|
The upcoming Mahindra XUV Aero will certainly be more expensive than the XUV500. If it does make it to production, the XUV Aero will cost somewhere in the Rs. 20 lakh to 25 lakh range. Since it will be a premium offering and will target a very niche segment, there won’t be too many variants on offer. While it won’t have any direct rivals in that price range, buyers might prefer to spend 25 odd lakhs on a more premium brand and not Mahindra.
Mahindra XUV Aero Images
Mahindra XUV Aero Specifications
|Engine Type/ Displacement||2.2 L mHawk Diesel|
|Top Speed (est)||190-200 Km/h|
|Acceleration (0-100 km/h)||6 seconds|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||6-speed Manual|
|Mileage (estimated)||13-15 kpl|
During the time of its unveil, Mahindra shed some light on the specifications of the XUV Aero. A fact that goes to show the concept is more than just a design study. The Mahindra XUV Aero Coupe SUV, much like the regular XUV, is powered by a 2.2-litre mHawk, 4-Cylinder Turbocharged Diesel engine. For the XUV Aero, however, this engine belts out a max. power of 210 bhp. The motor comes mated to a 6-Speed manual gearbox and the new model is expected to dismiss 100 km/h from standstill in just 6 seconds!
Mahindra XUV Aero Mileage
|Overall (ARAI Figure)||17 KMPL|
These are just estimated figures. There is a long way to go before the XUV Aero makes it to production. Before then it will be hard to comment on the actual fuel efficiency figures of the Mahindra XUV Aero Coupe.
Mahindra XUV Aero Concept Video
Mahindra XUV Aero Dimensions
Mahindra XUV Aero Features
While Mahindra did not shed too much light on the unique features of the XUV Aero, these are some of the highlights
- SUV Coupe Design
- LED Headlamps
- LED daytime running lights
- Full LED tail lights
- High-resolution touchscreen multimedia interface
- Multi Zone climate control
- Stylish new grille
- Sporty Front and Rear Bumpers
- Larger mag wheels
- Suicide doors(!)
- Dual tone dashboard
- Rear diffuser
- Piano black cladding at the lower part of the body
Being a premium product, the features list of the XUV Aero will be really extensive. Also, the high-res touchscreen seen in the concept car is likely to make it to future Mahindra products eventually.
Mahindra XUV Aero Exterior Design
The design of the Aero Concept is the biggest talking point of the upcoming Mahindra SUV. It features a mixture of SUV and coupe styling. Although that is something we have now seen on multiple products such as the BMW X6, Mercedes GLE Coupe, etc., never before has an Indian manufacturer come out with something similar. The front end of the XUV Aero Coupe is nearly identical to that of the XUV500. However, it does get a new bumper and very healthy dose of LED lights. Its side profile shows off XUV Aero’s unique silhouette. Another interesting design element here is the suicide door for the rear passengers. We say door because the right side of the vehicle features a single front door.
At the back, the rear windscreen flows neatly into a stubby lip spoiler. Mustang like triple slat LED tail lights adorn the rear of the Mahindra XUV Aero Coupe Concept. The lower part of the bumper features some black mesh inserts and a faux diffuser. Overall, the car is certainly a looker. And at this price point, there be a fair few buyers lining up to get their hands on one of these.
Mahindra XUV Aero Interior Design
Much of the interior design of the XUV Aero is identical to the XUV500’s interior. There is a new colour scheme, but it is unlikely to make it to the final production form. The centre console features a huge floating high-resolution touchscreen, a feature we could soon see in future Mahindra products. The XUV Aero gets a new steering wheel and a new instrument console as well. The car that was on display at the Auto Expo was a strict four-seater with four individual seats. Quite obviously, the XUV Aero, unlike the XUV500, will not have a third row of seats.
We’ll keep you up to date with the latest developments regarding the Mahindra XUV Aero Launch in India. Would you like to see the XUV Aero Concept enter production? Do lets us know via the comments section below.