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Old 6th February 2018, 06:58   #181
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Additionally favouring the FWD layout is the fact that they are using a relatively smaller engine and with goals for better Fuel efficiency, FWD is the way to go. The market would react quite positively to a Innova-sized MUV delivering FE on par with C segment sedans. This car is clearly gunning for the Honda City, Ciaz, Verna segment.
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But as I mentioned in my earlier post, whether M&M goes in for this relatively high-tech drive-train is what one has to wait for. For my money, M&M will play safe and, as mentioned by CrAzY dRiVeR, opt for a FWD lay-out [b]if they have come up with a monocoque structure.
Isn't TUV3OO RWD? I thought TUV3OO plus and this new MPV are based on the same platform so would be RWD.
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Isn't TUV3OO RWD? I thought TUV3OO plus and this new MPV are based on the same platform so would be RWD.
TUV & TUV300 Plus share the same scorpio platform but this is a new platform and hence the possibility of it being a monocoque FWD UV.
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Isn't TUV3OO RWD? I thought TUV3OO plus and this new MPV are based on the same platform so would be RWD.
Yes, that would be a logical conclusion to draw. But this is standard spinning that mfrs employ before a launch to keep public & media guessing and to keep the pot boiling!
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FWD in my experience does not work well for MPVs. If you try to drive a fully loaded MUV on steep incline the rear axle gets loaded and the front axle lacks the traction required. I have seen fully loaded Innovas ( previous generation ) on steep slopes and she handles with aplomb. I saw loaded Lodgys struggling in similar conditions with spinning front wheels/torque steer. Just did not have the authority the Innova had.
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Mahindra's MPV to get the 130 hp new Mahinda - Ssangyong developed 1.6 diesel engine branded M Falcon.

- to take on Innova Crysta and Hexa
- will be lighter than the above 2 MPV's
- AC vents for all 3 rows

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Will Mahindra unveil this MPV during this edition of Auto Expo? There is no official word from Mahindra yet. So thought of checking.
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Will Mahindra unveil this MPV during this edition of Auto Expo? There is no official word from Mahindra yet. So thought of checking.
Mahindra's flagship SUV( XUV7OO?) will be the only unveil.
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Mahindra's MPV seen on test again in Chennai!

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Mahindra's MPV seen on test again in Chennai!

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Is that a sun-roof ? Just wondering because MPV mostly come with roof mounted AC vents and may not be possible to have sun-roof
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