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Old 29th April 2010, 16:23   #46
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Mini SUVs are the way to go. The urban crowd is definitely looking forward to one of the more dependant Mini SUVs. Considering the pedigree of M&M, the mini SUV would definitely make an impact.

I'm sure TATA and Maruti Suzuki would be upto something as well!
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Maruti Suzuki Where are you ?
It's time to bring in Jimny to India.
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My only question is : Is 3 Cylinder OK for this?

Amazing move. Better late than never.
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Guys, Mahindra is getting majorly proactive. Apart from the upcoming premium SUV that'll be positioned above the Scorpio, the company is also developing an all-new mini-SUV, similar to the Premier Rio. The vehicle is being designed in such a way that it falls in the small-car category to avail the concessional excise benefit. It'll sport a 1500 CC 3 cylinder diesel engine designed by Mahindra....
Can you please quote the source for this news.
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I am looking forward to three years of speculation on this thread. Else I hope mods can lock it till there is some firm news from Mahindra.
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1500CC!! they'll take the fun out of an SUV. the verna has a bigger engine.
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even 1500cc is fine, but should produce 75-85 bhp. otherwise no charm in the indian conditions. again Koreans can do it , then why can'nt we? but to keep cost down(most important) they should use the existing engines on a new platform with the diamensions of a compact vehicle in mind.a compact scorpio ?
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Inspite of all it's negatives, I think Rio has opened up a new market which the car makers are taking note of. I remember reading in ACI or somewhere that the Rio is doing decent numbers (by it's standards). If premier with it's past image can do it with a Chinese car, M&M can surely succeed here.

I would like to know where you got this information.
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I am looking forward to three years of speculation on this thread. Else I hope mods can lock it till there is some firm news from Mahindra.
And if Mahindra gives no firm news for three-odd years?

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Can you please quote the source for this news.
A Mahindra vendor involved in the project, quoted in an industry journal. When Mahindra guys were asked about this project, they simply said "No Comments", without denying the news.
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Can you please quote the source for this news.
yes that would be useful for the forum members.

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yes that would be useful for the forum members.

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ACI has reported about a sub four meter avatar of the logan to come soon and the possible use of platform for an suv/hatch.
I think M&M willl have to sell the logan as renault for another 8 mo.
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The concept is fine and would work as long as M&M's designers have nothing to do with it!. A larger verison of the 'Rio" , perhaps?.
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Mini SUVs like these were wanted by SUV lovers who couldn't afford the big SUVs since long time. I am sure TATA and Maruti have something up their sleeves to combat M&M.
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Mini SUVs like these were wanted by SUV lovers who couldn't afford the big SUVs since long time. I am sure TATA and Maruti have something up their sleeves to combat M&M.

TATA could either come up with mini ARIA or a bigger VISTA. In that case I hope TATA upgrades the grill to be better than the smiley.
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Can you please quote the source for this news.
I've read about Mahindra working on a "Jimny".
And then the horse says: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1858815-post101.html
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