The last months of 2015 will see utility vehicle major Mahindra launching three new vehicles in India. The aggressive launch plan is scheduled to increase the sales volume of Mahindra, which is experiencing a dip in sales due to the weakness seen in the SUV segment.

Mahindra's sales plunged by 8.47 per cent in the April-July 2015 period to 67,935 units while overall utility vehicle sales in India fell by a much smaller 0.3 per cent, reports Economic Times.


Mahindra TUV300
Mahindra TUV300TeamBHP

The first vehicle to come out on 10 September will be the TUV300 compact SUV. Easily one of the most anticipated compact SUVs of the year, Mahindra claims the vehicle's design is inspired by a battle tank.

The SUV will feature a boxy design with raised shoulders, high front nose and a flat roof. It will be built on an all-new platform and will employ a new mHawk80 engine, which is expected to be an updated version of Quanto's 1.5-litre three-cylinder diesel motor.

The sub-four meter SUV will be a seven-seater with two jump seats at the rear. With the lower excise duty benefit for the sub-four meter vehicles, TUV300 is expected to be priced at around Rs 7 lakh.


Mahindra S101 Compact SUV Spied Testing Again
Mahindra S101 Compact SUV Spied Testing Again

With the S101, Mahindra is exploring the possibly of a utility vehicle that sits below the compact SUV segment. The new SUV will be positioned as a Micro SUV and rumours suggest the company might name it CUV100.

The model will be launched with 3+3 seating configuration and is expected to pack a 1.2-litre petrol or a 1.5-litre diesel engine with five-speed manual transmission. The model could also get AMT variant in India. Safety features such as Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), electronic brake-force distribution, anti-lock braking facility and four airbags are expected.

It will be priced in the range of Rs 4 to Rs 4.5 lakh and expects to rival the upcoming Maruti Suzuki iM-4.

New Quanto (U215)

Mahindra Quanto Facelift (Canto)
Mahindra Quanto Facelift (Canto)

The updated Quanto is expected to get a new design and more rugged looks. It will come with a five seater option leaving behind the boxy design. The updated three-cylinder engine is expected to ensure better fuel efficiency. Rest of the features will be carried over.

The exterior changes expected in the new Quanto are the mildly restyled headlamps, grille and bumpers, and new-design alloy wheels. The interior is expected to be spruced up with new beige-themed dashboard and steering wheel.

The vehicle will be powered by the 1.5-litre, three-cylinder turbocharged engine developing 98.6bhp of power mated to a five-speed manual transmission system.

Picture Courtesy : Indianautosblog

Picture Courtesy : Indianautosblog

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