Tuesday, April 17, 2012
By Manoj Kumawat
Mahindra plans new MPV conceived on Maxximo’s platform
After gaining unprecedented response for its flagship SUV, Mahindra XUV 500, the SUV czar of the Indian auto market, Mahindra & Mahindra is planning to launch a new MPV conceived on Mahindra Maxximo’s platform in the Indian car market. The car is currently being tested in Chennai at the Mahindra Research Valley. Mahindra has yet not hinted at the launch date of this MPV, Mahindra usually tests its cars extensively for over a year, therefore the MPV cannot be launched this year.
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Auto cos in India have shifted gears from hatchbacks to humongous and spacious MPVs which are appealing more to the customers these days. The segment which was until now overpowered by Toyota’s Innova now has a new entrant, Maruti Ertiga which is priced aggressively and can be a game changer for Maruti. Auto makers are vying to render their MPVs in the arena to fight out with its rivals to emerge the ultimate winner. GM India has been copiously testing its MPV across the nation since last few months. Nissan too has a new MPV in the making, Nissan Evalia which apparently will be launched in the month of August. These MPVs aim at weakening Toyota Innova’s strong sales which has been intact for a long while.
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Contemplating the fact that Mahindra’s new MPV is based on utility vehicle, Mahindra Maxximo’s platform, a lot of changes are required to be done that suits the passenger car requisition. Mahindra’s upcoming car Mahindra Mini Xylo has also been spotted numerous times being tested across the country. The car is likely to be rendered soon in India, it is going to be another compact MPV in India, if Mahindra tags it competitively it could bring the same success for Mahindra as XUV 500 did. Apart from these more compact MPVs will come in India this year.