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Old 23rd August 2017, 14:05   #16
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This may actually be a masterstroke if it happens. especially in the metros
If they can make it work, certainly a boon for Mahindra especially as the car can be sold easier in places with diesel restrictions.
However - I suspect a petrol engine based on the block of a 2.2 mHawk will be a sort of a stop gap / retrofit design which cannot be an optimal design for petrol usage. If it is not very high on power & torque, CNG will make the matters far worse. Nobody will want an XUV500 that can be beaten off the line by absolutely every other economy car in the market starting from the Nano.

Unless its a fake news for misguiding people and really they are working on some excellent turbo charged 1.6 or something, I don't see how this will be anything spectacular.

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This may actually be a masterstroke if it happens. especially in the metros
Rather than a CNG kit that would eat into the already miniscule space available with all seats up, what I meant was they can achieve acceptable city mileage if they add a mild hybrid setup:
  1. an effective stop-start system that keeps the ac compressor running even with the engine off if the Ignition is on
  2. an electrical system capable of handling the additional load
  3. and a similarly more robust starter motor

The highway mileage could still be acceptable to many, but it's the city mileage that usually kills.

EDIT: On second thought these would drive the cost up and we'd be back to square one.

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Shankaran Iyer spotted this rather curious-looking XUV500 test mule on the roads, semi-camouflaged at the front and bearing an additional badge on the bottom right of the boot door. Unfortunately, before he could get a closer look, the test mule zoomed away.

Rumour: Mahindra working on XUV500 2.2-litre petrol-image3w.jpg

This is the only shot he could take. The additional badge can be seen, just below the variant badging on the bottom right.

Even after multiple zooms, I can't make it out. But there's a strong possibility that the new badge indicates a petrol unit inside this XUV test mule's hood.
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Shankaran Iyer spotted this rather curious-looking XUV500 test mule on the roads, semi-camouflaged at the front and bearing an additional badge on the bottom right of the boot door. Unfortunately, before he could get a closer look, the test mule zoomed away.


This is the only shot he could take. The additional badge can be seen, just below the variant badging on the bottom right.

Even after multiple zooms, I can't make it out. But there's a strong possibility that the new badge indicates a petrol unit inside this XUV test mule's hood.
Isn't that the usual "Automatic" badge on the XUV500? Borrowing a picture from TBHP's own official review.
Generally a new badge for an engine, won't take place of an existing badge present on some trim/variant.
Rumour: Mahindra working on XUV500 2.2-litre petrol-mahindraxuv500auto05.jpg

That picture is taken at a good 100kmph! No comments about taking a picture at that speed as such, but then the XUV500 zoomed away even then...Are they testing the car or the gaping holes in speed limit regulations .

OT...How pleasant to see a car reaching 100 so much below 2k RPM.

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Isn't that the usual "Automatic" badge on the XUV500? Borrowing a picture from TBHP's own official review.
Generally a new badge for an engine, won't take place of an existing badge present on some trim/variant.
Considering that the front of the car was decked in half-camouflage, there's a good chance that it could be a petrol AT under test, or the impending 170HP facelift in it's AT guise.
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Considering that the front of the car was decked in half-camouflage, there's a good chance that it could be a petrol AT under test, or the impending 170HP facelift in it's AT guise.
I have a very strong feeling that its not petrol but a 170 bhp Diesel XUV.
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Default Re: Rumour: Mahindra working on XUV500 2.2-litre petrol

Came across this bit of news today:

https://gaadiwaadi.com/mahindra-1-5l...g-2018-984785/

Looks like Mahindra is proactively looking to come up with competent petrol engines to maintain a versatile portfolio, what with the market moving away from diesel of late.

Mods, kindly delete or merge with appropriate thread if required.
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