The Mahindra U321 MPV is going to compete against the likes of Tata Hexa and Toyota Innova Crysta. Consequently, we expect it to fall in the price range of INR 13 Lakh to INR 18 Lakh. Mahindra is going to make this MPV a premium product loaded with a decent equipment list. Likely to launch in India sometime during the first half of 2018.
Our regular readers must be aware that Mahindra is currently working on an all-new premium MPV for the Indian car market. The automaker plans to position this product in the sub 20-lakh 7-seater segment. Prices are likely to fall in the range of INR 13 Lakh to 18 lakh. Hence, its primary rivals are going to be the Tata Hexa and the Toyota Innova Crysta. Codenamed the Mahindra U321 MPV, this product is going to possess premium attributes. By the looks of things, we expect this 7-seater to come loaded with a decent equipment list. By design, the U321 MPV will have classic Mahindra aesthetics. Furthermore, we expect Mahindra to provide this MPV with premium quality interiors. Top-end variants could get leather upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel and other plush features. According to recent media reports, Mahindra is speculated to launch the U321 MPV in India sometime during the first half of 2018. In this report, we bring you price, features, engine specifications, mileage and everything else that you need to know about the Mahindra U321 MPV.
Mahindra U321 MPV Price In India
|Expected Price||INR 13 Lakh to INR 18 Lakh|
The Mahindra U321 MPV will be a premium product. This means that the prices are likely to start above the INR 10 Lakh mark. The base price should ideally start at INR 13 Lakh to 14 Lakh. The top-end variant could cost INR 18 Lakh or more.
Mahindra U321 MPV Launch Date
|Launch Date||May 2018|
The Mahindra U321 MPV will launch in India this May. However, Mahindra is yet to confirm this. That said, there was speculation that the automaker will showcase the vehicle at the 2018 Auto Expo. This did not happen.
Mahindra U321 MPV Engine Specifications
|Power||120 BHP||125 BHP|
|Torque||200 Nm||305 Nm|
|Transmission||6-Speed Manual||6-Speed Manual-Auto|
So far no concrete information exists on the powertrain of the U321 MPV. However, it is likely that the vehicle will get a new 1.6-litre mFalcon diesel engine. This engine will produce 125 BHP along with 305 NM of peak torque. A 6-speed manual gearbox will be available as standard. The higher variants will also get an automatic unit, likely to be a 6-speed gearbox as well. That said, the MPV might also get a petrol derivative. The automaker is currently developing a range of petrol engine with displacements of 1.2-litre, 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre. The U321 is likely to get the 1.5-litre unit.
Mahindra U321 MPV Mileage
|Mileage||14-16 km/l||18-20 km/l|
Expect decent fuel efficiency numbers for the U321 MPV. Mahindra will ensure that the mileage figures stand shoulder to shoulder with the rivals to give this vehicle a better chance against the competition. For the diesel derivative, expect mileage figures to be around 18 to 20 km/l. For the petrol motor, they are likely to be around 14 to 15 km/l.
Mahindra U321 MPV Exterior Design
With the help of the recent spy shots, was becomes evident is that the Mahindra U321 MPV will get a bold stance. The front comes with Mahindra’s trademark grille. The rear seems flat with large tail-lamps and tail-gate. Side profile could sharp creases, inspired by the XUV500 and Scorpio. Since the U321 replaces the Xylo, there will be subtle hints of that as well. Overall, expect the MPV to feature premium look. What this means is that the exterior profile will get curvaceous aesthetics with less sharp lines and creases. To increase the premium factor, substantial chrome elements will be used as well.
Mahindra U321 MPV Interior Design
Just like the exterior profile of the U321 MPV, the interiors are also to sport a premium layout. Going by the spy shots, the vehicle will get a neat and clean dashboard. It is going to feature a dual-tone colour scheme of black and beige. To complement this, air-con vents and door panels will get silver accents. The dashboard will get a large piano black panel, running all across its length. The instrument cluster will get two large dials and a small display of vehicle information. The top-end variant will come with a touchscreen infotainment system. Due to the large cabin, rear passengers will get separate air-con vents.
Mahindra U321 MPV Features
The U321 MPV will offer a host of features. Apart from a touchscreen infotainment system, the MPV will come with automatic climate control. Higher variants will get leather upholstery, steering mounted controls, reverse parking camera, rear wiper with a washer to name a few. The MPV can get projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights and LED tail-lamps. In terms of safety, the vehicle will get dual airbags with ABS as standard across the range.
- Projector Headlamps
- LED Daytime Running Lights
- LED Tail-lamps
- Alloy Wheels
- Touchscreen Infotainment System
- Automatic Climate Control
- Rear Air-Con Vents
- Multifunctional Steering Wheel
- Adjustable Steering Wheel
- Adjustable Driver’s Seat
Mahindra U321 MPV Safety Features
In line with the safety regulation coming into effect from next year, the Mahindra new MPV is going to come with ABS with EBD as standard across the range. Along with this, right from the base variant onwards, the 7-seater is going to get dual-airbags. Top-spec versions can even get up to 6-airbags.
- Dual Airbags
- ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
- EBD (Electronic Brake Force Distribution)
Mahindra U321 MPV Competition
The Mahindra U321 MPVs main rivals will be the Tata Hexa and the Toyota Innova Crysta. The vehicle will also compete with the Renault Lodgy.
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