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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

By Pranjal Gera

New Mahindra World SUV launch to take place on September 26th

The Indian auto giant Mahindra & Mahindra is likely to launch the much talked about and most awaited sports utility vehicle – Mahindra World SUV – on 26th September 2011. The vehicle is currently in its final stage of launch and has been codenamed as Mahindra W201. The industry sources suggest that the company has already instructed its vendors in the market to complete all necessary preparations for this prospective SUV.

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Based on the monocoque chassis, the new Mahindra SUV will come powered by a staggering transversely located 2.2L mHawk engine. The vehicle will be offered in two engine output options including a 140 bhp engine with peak torque of 32.6 kgm, and a high powered 170 bhp twin turbo engine units. Both of these engines of the car are expected to be joined with front wheel drive.

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The major technological attractions of the car include ESP, traction control and hill descent control. All these features add to the safety and performance of the vehicle on the difficult off-road conditions. The new SUV is expected to be launched in the price segment of Rs 12 to 14 lakh, where it will be taking on with the likes of Skoda Yeti and Tata’s popular Safari model.

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The launch of new Mahindra World SUV will further strengthen the sports utility vehicle line-up of the firm in the Indian market that already contains the like of Mahindra Scorpio, Mahindra Bolero and Mahindra Xylo.

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