2021 Mahindra XUV 500, Scorpio Launch Confirmed by Q2-Q3

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Mahindra XUV 500 launch against Tata Harrier, Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus and the upcoming Hyundai Alcazar.

Mahindra CEO confirmed the launch timeline between Q2 and Q3 of the calender year 2021.

2021 Mahindra XUV 500 and Scorpio has been testing now from almost a year. 2021 XUV have been among the most controversial in Indian Auto Industry. Initially, the XUV 500 launch expected during Auto Expo 2020 last year in Feb. But unfortunately couldn’t happen last year.

As global pandamic and lockdown will be the most genuine reason for the delay. Due to Chip Shortage and Covid-19 resulted in Mahindra Auto delayed the launch of XUV 500 and Scorpio. Since from then there were no official update from company about india launch. But in an interview talk with Powerdrift, Mahindra Automotive CEO, Veejay Nakra has confirmed the launch timeline for XUV and Scorpio.

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XUV 500 or Scorpio – Which one to expect frist ?

The most curious questions, which one launched frist. Keeping rumers aside, CEO has confirmed that it will be the 2021 XUV 500 that will be the frist. He also add-on about launch, which is scheduled between the Q2 and the Q3 of the calender this year 2021.

We would expect the launch timeline will be most probably in between June-July at best and Apr-Sept for worst case. Overall, Next Gen XUV should be before Diwali in the marlet. Though CEO didn’t revels much data about Scorpio, so we’ve expectations that Scorpio would launch around the festive season.

Next Gen XUV – What features expected ?

The next Gen XUV gets hightech features such as fully digital instrument cluster and Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) that require an array of sensors for proper functioning. These sensors are made of semiconductor materials.

Other highlights in comforts features expected to make it to the new-gen XUV500’s equipment include a panoramic sunroof, a large touchscreen infotainment unit, dual-zone climate control, connected car tech, ventilated front seats, powered driver’s seat, keyless entry, push-button start/stop and much more.

XUV will have expected saftey features such as multiple airbags, ABS with EBD, 360-degree camera, front and rear parking sensors, ESP and a tyre pressure monitor.

Among other safety features that fall under ADAS functionality, autonomous emergency braking, front collision warning, parking assist, lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control are some of the techs that will be on offer.

Among other safety features that fall under ADAS functionality, autonomous emergency braking, front collision warning, parking assist, lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control are some of the techs that will be on offer.

XUV – What will go on offer ?

Next Gen XUV will be on offer with two engine options- a 2.0-litre mStallion turbo petrol unit and a 2.2-litre mHAwk diesel unit. While media is not much cleared about specifications and powertrain but these unit are connected to either six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox. Also, all-wheel-drive setup could also be offered as an option.

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