Mahindra and Mahindra is one of those companies which focuses on realist and futuristic plans. The recent extension of ban on diesel vehicles exceeding the engine power output threshold has resulted in a catastrophic downfall in the demand for SUVs in Delhi. However, Mahindra has an exit plan ready and in fact has already implemented it by introducing the 1.99 litre XUV and Scorpio variant.
The Supreme Court rejected a plea initiated by major automobile companies including Mahindra and Mahindra which requested the elimination of the ban on diesel vehicles above 2000 cc. The Supreme Court also warned these companies that they would be in trouble if it finds out that the new age diesel vehicles cars that is sold in the Indian automobile market produces more pollution than the petrol cars.
Well, Mahindra has figured it out and has drawn conclusions regarding this dark cloud that hovers over it and might as well be there in the future. The decision of introducing below 2000 cc diesel variants of the XUV 500 and the Scorpio is the first of its kind among all major car manufacturers in India. Nevertheless, by doing so Mahindra seems to have leaped a step forward than its competitors. It’s definitely a ‘’Brave New World’’ out there and Mahindra seems to have accepted the fact that the ban on diesel vehicles might be taken to the next level and will be introduced in other cities as well. However, this is just a mere speculation which might turn over both ways. Needless to say Mahindra does want to be on the safer side.
Now getting into the engine specs, Mahindra claims that the new mhawk 1.99 litre engine will be a game changer as it is tested to perform as good as the 2.2 litre variant. Now that seems to be a show stopper figure that Mahindra projects with regards to the all-new 1.99 litre engine that it has incorporated in its XUV and Scorpio models as a variant. This new Scorpio variant has the capability to churn upto 120 PS and the XUV variant delivers a stunning 140 PS power output.
There is a catch to this new launch of XUV and Scorpio model. It seems that these variants will only be available in the Delhi NCR areas and will not be offered in other cities. Mahindra claims that the launch of the 1.99 litre mHawk engine is not a new creation from its stable rather it was at its pre-production stages much before than the Supreme Court ban. According to media sources the 1.99 mHawk engine was under development since 2014 which is doesn’t seem to be the truth.
Both the flagship models of the utility vehicle manufacturer Mahindra is expected to be available with all the comforts, accessories and not to forget the widely appreciated infotainment system. So what one can expect is an evenly balanced SUV vehicle which provides the same pleasurable experience and more importantly less pollutes the environment.