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Old 1st February 2007, 00:52   #16
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Saw one of these on the Katraj bypass road today. Had different lights on it though, more like the scorpio's..

Another thing, it seemed shorter to me than the Scorpio, don't know if that was because of the camouflaging or it actually is.
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Saw one of these on the Katraj bypass road today. Had different lights on it though, more like the scorpio's..

Another thing, it seemed shorter to me than the Scorpio, don't know if that was because of the camouflaging or it actually is.
This is Interesting, Shorter = low-Height = low centre of gravity = more stability = better handling. Looks like Mahindra folks have learnt a few lessons from the Lotus guys.

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from the pic it looks like a mix of tavera, sumo and scorpio(front grill) and may be little from bolero.
I second that thought.. And my guess is that Mahindra will try to reuse as much of components from the Scorpio as possible to keep the inventory costs low.
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from the pic it looks like a mix of tavera, sumo and scorpio(front grill) and may be little from bolero.
Heard it will be positioned between Bolero and Scorpio. and price?. 5-6L?.

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Heard it will be positioned between Bolero and Scorpio. and price?. 5-6L?.
I do remember reading somewhere that this was indeed the positioning they were aiming at.
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I like the dashboard treatment. it looks basic but is more stylish than the current scorp. I think that they should have provided space for a 2-DIN system standard. One other complaint is that is it too close to the windscreen, bringing the driver closer to the sloping wscreen as well.

The Exteriors have dumpy proportions, and that does scare me. If they get their mix right, I would expect a vehicle slighly shorter in length than the Scorp, but with a width as less as the Innova, and will come with similar useful interior touches like the innova. I would like to see something from the scorp pedigree in the styling - Butch, Rugged looks. Not like a confused jeep (Bolero)
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looks very modern.Nice to see that Mahindra put India on the map of offroader maker.Hope the car will get a commonrail direct injection.Should have come before according the first article
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Looks like the ingenio is almost complete,on his recent visit to India the renault ceo was shown a fully ready Ingenio and he was so impressed by the vehicle that he plans to sell it abroad.
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Saw it on the Mumbai-Pune expressway maintaining 130-135 km/h from Tungarli until the Talegaon toll station, and again after leaving the Talegaon toll station until the end of the expressway. That is about 40 km altogether.

BTW, one notices that the fastest drivers on the expressway are (not surprisingly) the big imports, followed by Octavias and (would you believe it?) Innovas !

In fact I came upon the camouflaged Ingenio, at Tungarli after a short burst at 165 km/h.

Noticed him overtaking 99% of the other cars: WagonRs, Santros, Indicas and Indigos, Qualises and NHCs. His tail lights looked like those of the old Scorpio.

I slowed down to have a good look at him and thereupon paced him for the remaining 40 km.
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any further updates on this? Would be interesting to see how mahindra approaches it after logan's failure/success?
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i have seen the car , when i was @ mahindras satpur plant ... they are basically targetting the innova ... there actually was a scrapped out body of the innova out there , to study the dynamics etc . this car will be launched early 2008 will be sharing the scorpios new all aluminum motor ... (codenamed eagle)
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wasnt able to get any snaps cause there were no camera phones allowed in their plant , so had kept my phone in my car ... but the vehicle means business for sure ...
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Karan 561 what do u mean by a new engine eagle codename?
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Karan 561 what do u mean by a new engine eagle codename?
Mahindra have been working on a new all-aluminium, 2,200 cc, 140 bhp common-rail diesel engine.

This engine is developed in collaboration with AVL of Austria (Anstalt für Verbrennungskraftmaschinen List). Using a high-pressure (1600 bar) common-rail system designed by Robert Bosch GmbH, the new engine will put out 130-140 bhp.

Mahindra people talk highly of this new engine (internally code-named the Eagle engine). Significantly lighter, it will also replace the heavy 2.5 litre diesel currently used in the Scorpio.
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Mahindra have been working on a new all-aluminium, 2,200 cc, 140 bhp common-rail diesel engine.

This engine is developed in collaboration with AVL of Austria (Anstalt für Verbrennungskraftmaschinen List). Using a high-pressure (1600 bar) common-rail system designed by Robert Bosch GmbH, the new engine will put out 130-140 bhp.

Mahindra people talk highly of this new engine (internally code-named the Eagle engine). Significantly lighter, it will also replace the heavy 2.5 litre diesel currently used in the Scorpio.

SPOT ON @ ram ......
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... they are basically targetting the innova ... there actually was a scrapped out body of the innova out there , to study the dynamics etc . this car will be launched early 2008 will be sharing the scorpios new all aluminum motor ... (codenamed eagle)
Spot on Karan. They are targetting the Innova. Somebody who say the car tells me it looks a lot like the Innova. Interesting times ahead.

And that eagle engine has been on for sometime. It should have been on the Scorpio by now!!
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