Domestic SUV maker from India and Blue oval from the USA are working together on a joint venture for manufacturing 3 cars for the Indian automobile market. According to reports, 1 of them(Possibly XUV 400) will compete against performer compact SUV segment of the present Indian automobile market viz., MG Hector, Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Honda HR-V. Although, new cars manufactured under this venture will be rolled out with Ford branding. But, we’ll get Mahindra developed powertrain and transmission on these cars.
1st Mahindra-Ford Car | Design (Expected)
- Broad chrome grille.
- Front and Rear Skid plates
- LED Headlamps With DRLs
- LED Taillamps
- Alloy Wheels
- Parallel Roof Rails and Roof spoiler
1st Mahindra-Ford Car | Engine (Expected)
As engine specifications of upcoming “joint venture” car isn’t out yet, but we may expect a BS6 compliant, 1.3- 1.5 L petrol engine. Similarly, Car will come with Automatic transmission option paired with Mahindra drivetrain keeping in mind the transmission system of its rivals. For rest details, we must wait for launch.
1st Mahindra-Ford Car | Features (Expected)
- Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support.
- Touchscreen infotainment system.
- Cruise Control
- Parking Assist
- 360° Camera
1st Mahindra-Ford Car | Price (Expected)
- we may expect a price tag between ₹10,00,000- ₹13,00,000 for the base variant.
- Top models may get price tag above ₹15,00,000
From time to time, In Indian automobile market people witnessed various such instances when two brands collectively worked to produce a single product, for eg. Logan from Mahindra- Renault. Such products sometimes get highly popular due to being a product which is manufactured by collectively using technologies of both the brands, but seldom such products face failures too. We must wait and watch to find out what happens to the upcoming vehicle.
Note: All information stated above are expectation made, knowing, the specifications of present compact SUVs in the market. Furthermore, automotive giants like TATA motors, Honda are also working in this segment. So, let’s see what else we get in this Compact/ Micro SUV segment in the Year 2020.
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