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Old 24th February 2016, 11:27   #1
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According to a media report, Mahindra is looking to invest Rs. 1,000 crore over a period of two to three years to develop petrol engines. The company is working with SsangYong Motor Company to jointly develop a 2.2-litre petrol engine, which is expected to be used in the Scorpio and XUV500. Additionally, it is developing 1.5-litre & 1.6-litre engines in-house.

The company recently introduced its first 1.2-litre petrol engine, dubbed mFalcon G80, in the KUV100. This engine was developed in collaboration with SsangYong.

Mahindra has shown great flexibility by adapting to the changing market trends. Last month, it introduced a 1.99-litre mHawk diesel engine to cater to the Delhi-NCR area, where the sale of diesel vehicles above 2,000cc has been banned for a period of 3 months (up to March 31, 2016).

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Kudos to early spotters of the change in the market trend. Increased awareness on Diesel emissions and also Govt. regulations, M&M is very keen to keep it's pipeline strong for a change in their strategy. There were news that they are developing gasoline direct injection. Good to see our home grown auto major standing up to the challenges. Hope this would make M&M to offer a balanced vehicle portfolio for the market with both fuel options!
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Mahindra is planning another S/CUV with a new petrol engine. Could be a new KUV or MUV. Likely to debut in early 2017.

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Default Re: Mahindra to invest Rs. 1000 crore to develop petrol engines

According to Pawan Goenka, executive director, M&M, all Mahindra models will have a petrol variant in their lineups by 2018.

Speaking at the quarterly earnings conference of the company in Mumbai today, he said:

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"Any product that we launch from a year after will come with a petrol engine. We are currently working on a 1.5-litre petrol engine. As a result, all our future vehicles will be equipped with either a 1.2-, 1.5- or 2.0-litre engine. After we launch the 1.5-litre engine, we would be as good as any other competitor with a petrol offering in India."
The company has tasted recent success with it's B-segment offering, the KUV100, with over 50% of the KUV100 customers opting for petrol variants.

The domestic auto giant is already working on petrol variants of the XUV500, which is in line for a launch by the last quarter of FY2016, along with a petrol variant for the Scorpio, which is set to launch in the first half of 2017-18.

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A 2.0 L Turbo Petrol with similar torque figures of the 2.2 MHawk and some additional BHP would be a great option. However market success of a largish Petrol unit in india would still depend on
1) Efficiency
2) Driveability
3) Smoothness
- in the above order.
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How successful and reliable these will be, only time will tell. But as of now, I am finding it difficult to identify a single KUV owner on our forum who is happy with the car's FE. All of them are reporting single digit FE with barely there double digit figures once in a while. I found this while I was researching the KUV for a colleague.

Anyone interested can check this thread: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...-review-8.html (Mahindra KUV100 : Official Review)

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Have been waiting for the XUV500 to get a petrol engine for a long time now! Hopefully they will have a powerful engine in place and not a puny one as done by Toyota recently with the new Innova.
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Have been waiting for the XUV500 to get a petrol engine for a long time now! Hopefully they will have a powerful engine in place and not a puny one as done by Toyota recently with the new Innova.
The new Innova has a 2.7L petrol engine, which IMO is not at all puny. In fact, some of us are complaining that Toyota should have come out with a smaller (~2L) but turbo-charged engine to address the the fuel economy issues (present in large petrol engines). That is the way forward WRT future engine developments.
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The new Innova has a 2.7L petrol engine, which IMO is not at all puny. In fact, some of us are complaining that Toyota should have come out with a smaller (~2L) but turbo-charged engine to address the the fuel economy issues (present in large petrol engines). That is the way forward WRT future engine developments.
Agree that turbo-charged engines would be a better choice. But with just 250nm of torque from a 2.7L engine, you can't call it a powerful performer and hence I find it puny for the size that it caters to.
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