Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 17th August 2017, 11:47   #91
BHPian
 
CAPTAIN REX's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Chennai
Posts: 148
Thanked: 597 Times
Default Re: New Mahindra MPV caught testing in Chennai

Quote:
Originally Posted by GTO View Post
Thanks to Sudhir V S for sharing these pics! Caught on the Ulundurpet expressway.
Mahindra's Innova Crysta still on the 'Ulundurpet expressway'.

Looks like extensive testing is being carried out on the Chennai - Trichy highway. May be Mahindra is targeting the Chennai to Rameshwaram tour operators.

Below captured somewhere between Tindivanam and Vilupuram.

New Mahindra MPV caught testing in Chennai-mahindra-3.jpg

CAPTAIN REX is offline   (5) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 19th August 2017, 08:28   #92
BHPian
 
WorkingGuru's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 194
Thanked: 231 Times
Default Re: New Mahindra MPV caught testing in Chennai

Anyone currently looking for an MUV/MPV in the 16-22L segment has very limited options. The Crysta is very expensive, the Hexa is a very old platform and nowadays the Xylo is too taxi.

This MPV can fill a void provided it is launched sometime early 2018. Else, the Crysta brand will have gone too far ahead for any real impact.
WorkingGuru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th August 2017, 09:42   #93
BHPian
 
The Adventurer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Kochi
Posts: 48
Thanked: 51 Times
Default

I spotted this vehicle being tested near Manali!
The Adventurer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th August 2017, 10:00   #94
BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Chennai
Posts: 230
Thanked: 377 Times
Default Re: New Mahindra MPV caught testing in Chennai

Quote:
Originally Posted by WorkingGuru View Post
Anyone currently looking for an MUV/MPV in the 16-22L segment has very limited options. The Crysta is very expensive, the Hexa is a very old platform and nowadays
As if the Innova Crysta is on a newer platform. The Crysta is based on a reworked platform of the old Innova just like the Hexa is of the Aria.

Last edited by aah78 : 31st August 2017 at 20:26. Reason: Crystal -> Crysta
Ragavsr is offline   (5) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 25th August 2017, 19:58   #95
BHPian
 
r_devakumar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Chennai
Posts: 246
Thanked: 88 Times
Default Re: New Mahindra MPV caught testing in Chennai

Spotted this at Mahindra City, Chennai

r_devakumar is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 31st August 2017, 14:36   #96
BHPian
 
S.MJet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Navi Mumbai
Posts: 432
Thanked: 476 Times
Default Re: New Mahindra MPV caught testing in Chennai

Mahindra's new MPV U321 shows its LED DRLs and Fog lamps.

Source
Attached Thumbnails
New Mahindra MPV caught testing in Chennai-mahindrau321foglampandleddrlspyshot.jpg  

New Mahindra MPV caught testing in Chennai-mahindrau321frontthreequartersspyshot.jpg  

S.MJet is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 31st August 2017, 23:01   #97
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Deutschland
Posts: 50
Thanked: 74 Times
Default Re: New Mahindra MPV caught testing in Chennai

I pray that Mahindra should not spoil this Innova competitor with it's funky design bits.
gopi_rm is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 1st September 2017, 10:21   #98
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 138
Thanked: 294 Times
Infractions: 0/1 (5)
Default Re: New Mahindra MPV caught testing in Chennai

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ragavsr View Post
As if the Innova Crysta is on a newer platform. The Crysta is based on a reworked platform of the old Innova just like the Hexa is of the Aria.
Very well said Ragav. Many people here just need a reason to nitpick. If Hexa was based on a new platform I think people would have doubted as to whether or not the platform is good enough!
Kishen.padiyar is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 1st September 2017, 10:31   #99
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Delhi
Posts: 78
Thanked: 36 Times
Default Re: New Mahindra MPV caught testing in Chennai

Quote:
Originally Posted by gopi_rm View Post
I pray that Mahindra should not spoil this Innova competitor with it's funky design bits.
That will a lot to expect from Mahindra . Moreover Hexa and Crysta has raised the bar few notches in terms of design.
shashant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st September 2017, 10:37   #100
BHPian
 
Nissan1180's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Singapore
Posts: 348
Thanked: 644 Times
Default Re: New Mahindra MPV caught testing in Chennai

Quote:
Originally Posted by WorkingGuru View Post
Anyone currently looking for an MUV/MPV in the 16-22L segment has very limited options. The Crysta is very expensive, the Hexa is a very old platform and nowadays the Xylo is too taxi.

This MPV can fill a void provided it is launched sometime early 2018. Else, the Crysta brand will have gone too far ahead for any real impact.
Not sure what you're hinting at. If you care to know about the Hexa, please have a look at the recent offroading video that was published by a media house on youtube. The Hexa was the only car in which the test drivers could keep the water from falling over and scale all the obstacles. The Jeep, Tiguan, Fortuner failed.

Coming back to the MUV, it could be a great alternative to the Ertiga. The Xylo was a good product and a lot of people bought it for personal use when launched. However, from what I understood from a Taxi owner, it has a lot of quality issues that were not resolved by Mahindra. If they manage to make this a reliable workhorse that looks modern, the Ertiga would be in for a serious challenge.

Last edited by Nissan1180 : 1st September 2017 at 10:55.
Nissan1180 is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 1st September 2017, 12:15   #101
Senior - BHPian
 
Reinhard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Pune
Posts: 1,118
Thanked: 1,175 Times
Default Re: New Mahindra MPV caught testing in Chennai

Actually if Mahindra get the right balance of utility, VFM for this car - it has a potential to be a big hit. Realistically speaking, The Crysta & the HEXA are so costly now that there is actually a void & big opportunity for a no-nonsense, economical people mover MPV.

It doesn't have to be too premium. Just get the basics right, give "normal" safety & comfort features similar to an Ertiga or top of the line Xylo & viola, this car has no real competition at all & will sell in such volumes that suddenly Toyota & Tata will think they missed a trick by not having any basic MPV in the line-up.

At the same time - try to play the "PREMIUM" card with it - and it will have a hard time up against the HEXA and Crysta. Very hard. Mahindra still has a long way to go to match the quality standards of these 2 cars.

Last edited by Reinhard : 1st September 2017 at 12:17.
Reinhard is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 2nd September 2017, 12:35   #102
Distinguished - BHPian
 
RavenAvi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Flying Around
Posts: 5,214
Thanked: 26,801 Times
Default Re: New Mahindra MPV caught testing in Chennai

The U321 MPV's elusive interiors have been snapped by an ACI reader.

Quote:
As seen from the spy pic, the Mahindra U321 gets an all-black dashboard replete with subtle bits of piano black trim. The steering wheel design looks new, with controls for audio and a faux brushed aluminum trim. The trapezoidal AC vents sit right at the top and are surrounded by a chrome trim. The roller switches for the AC, placed next to the vents get chrome finish too. Below the AC vents is a largish touchscreen infotainment system that could be the unit from the XUV500, which comes loaded with multiple apps. The large rotary knobs are for AC and climate control. Expect Mahindra to offer multiple AC vents for all three rows of seats. The MPV is likely to be offered as a seven and eight-seater.

Also, the MPV seems to be in the final stages of testing as the exterior features the production-spec grille, front and rear bumpers alloy wheels, four wheel disc brakes, front fog lamps with LED daytime running lamps and projector head and large tail-lamps with LED inserts. Expect higher trims of the U321 MPV to come with five spoke 16-inch alloy wheels shod with chunky Apollo Apterra tyres.
New Mahindra MPV caught testing in Chennai-mahindra_u321front.jpg

New Mahindra MPV caught testing in Chennai-mahindra_u321rear1.jpg

New Mahindra MPV caught testing in Chennai-mahindra_u321rear2.jpg

New Mahindra MPV caught testing in Chennai-mahindra_u321tyre2.jpg

New Mahindra MPV caught testing in Chennai-mahindra_u321tyre1.jpg

New Mahindra MPV caught testing in Chennai-mahindra_u321interior1.jpg
RavenAvi is offline   (7) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 5th September 2017, 10:21   #103
BHPian
 
blackwasp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Navi Mumbai
Posts: 648
Thanked: 1,509 Times
Default Re: New Mahindra MPV caught testing in Chennai

Thanks to Nishant for sharing this with fellow enthusiasts ! He spotted this around Ladakh.

New Mahindra MPV caught testing in Chennai-whatsapp-image-20170905-9.15.16-am.jpg
blackwasp is offline   (5) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 5th September 2017, 10:36   #104
Senior - BHPian
 
ashis89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 1,233
Thanked: 915 Times
Default Re: New Mahindra MPV caught testing in Chennai

This MPV looks very similar to the Chevy Enjoy. Widen the Enjoy, make all the edges and body panels slightly curvy, a few tweaks to the grille, ORVMs and we can arrive at this design.
ashis89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th September 2017, 13:41   #105
BHPian
 
speedguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Pune
Posts: 51
Thanked: 69 Times
Default Re: New Mahindra MPV caught testing in Chennai

Anything else?
This is the limit. Just looking at the camouflaged vehicle, one can immediately start comparing design languages! You need to be on advisory panel for automobile companies man.
Regarding comments on Hexa being on old platform, I can only say 'Typical'! May I let you know that Innova is older than Aria & Crysta is based on Innova's platform only barring some exterior changes in tin & interior changes in plastic

Last edited by speedguy : 5th September 2017 at 13:44.
speedguy is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Chevrolet Spin MPV caught testing in Gujarat. EDIT: Will NOT be launched Tushar The Indian Car Scene 78 17th June 2016 11:30
Avia production at Czech facility to cease on 31 July '13. Caught testing in Chennai theslayer Commercial Vehicles 0 17th July 2013 12:14
Ford Focus Sedan caught testing in Chennai LandCruiser The Indian Car Scene 122 19th July 2012 15:58
*SCOOP* : New Hyundai Sonata / i45 caught testing on Bangalore-Chennai Road synchromesh The Indian Car Scene 240 22nd March 2012 12:32


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 01:21.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks