Mahindra & Mahindra
Ltd showcased its automotive
sector’s complete range of mobility solutions at the 13th edition of
Auto Expo 2016. The product display included the unveiling of an XUV Aero –
it’s all new concept coupe, display of SsangYong’s best seller, Tivoli as well
as the launch of the e2o Sport.
Mahindra were Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group, Pawan Goenka, Executive Director, Mahindra
and Mahindra, Pravin Shah, President & Chief Executive (Automotive),
Mahindra & Mahindra, Rajan Wadhera, President & Chief Executive, Truck
& Power Train & Head, Mahindra Research Valley, Mahindra & Mahindra,
Arvind Mathew, CEO, Mahindra Reva, and Nalin Mehta, CEO, Mahindra Truck &
Bus Division, Mahindra & Mahindra.
XUV Aero – One for the future!
XUV Aero is all about challenging the mundane and rising to conquer new
horizons. The concept epitomises boldness and performance. Designed
in-house at the Mahindra Design Studio in Kandivali, Mumbai, India, the XUV
Aero takes the spirit of the cheetah and gives it an urban manifestation of the
beast; a coupe cross-over with an aerodynamic silhouette, a butch stance and
At the heart
of this urban beast lies a state of the art powerful engine delivering
unmatched thrilling performance and ability to take the XUV Aero onto
unchartered territories aided by multiple drive and suspension modes – Race,
Off-road, Street and Sport. The high power-density mHawk 210bhp engine houses a
Next Gen turbo boost delivering high torque and power output. It has advanced
combustion system with low pressure EGR adaptability for improved NVH and
better fuel efficiency. With 0 to 60 in under 6 seconds, this engine is sure to
get spirits soaring to a new high.
XUV Aero is
endowed with all future communication & connectivity technologies. At a
time when the world is talking about loss of spirit and thrill of driving cars,
about ease of access to cabs, the XUV Areo is designed for the enthusiast, for
the sheer pleasure of driving.
Mahindra’s Design Studio – Creating a Benchmark
The ‘Design Studio’ at the Mahindra Pavilion is created
with an intent to enhance consumer engagement with Mahindra’s design thought
process for its products. At this unique studio, consumers from all age groups
can understand, experience and enjoy how vehicles are designed. It is the
epitome of the ‘Mahindra Rise’ philosophy as it involves innovative and
This year, the Design Studio showcases the Mahindra XUV Aero. One can
discover how the XUV Aero evolved from doodles put on paper, to the actual
machine which you can touch and feel. You can experience how it took shape,
watch the designers sketch, participate in live automotive sculpting, go on a
guided tour of the design process and talk to our designers
one-on-one! You can even customise the XUV Aero with the XUV Aero
Configurator and solve XUV Aero puzzles.
studio will also have an interactive section wherein the designers can give
tips to students who wish to pursue car design.
SsangYong’s best seller Tivoli
On display will be SsangYong Tivoli, a compact SUV launched in January
2015 which offers an attractive experience as “My 1st SUV” to those who want
both style and practicality in their cars. Tivoli has dominated the Korean
compact SUV market since its launch and has also gained recognition from
overseas markets including the Europe. Since Tivoli carries great implications
as SYMC’s first new model developed since its acquisition by Mahindra, the
company invested USD 300 million (including engine development cost) and 42
months to acquire the best product competitiveness among the B-segment vehicles
in terms of performance, design, safety and convenience. The high powered and
highly fuel efficient Tivoli diesel was recently launched.
The Future of Mobility Solutions
– Electric Vehicles
e2o Sport – The all electric GT from Mahindra
unveiled it’s all electric sports performance car ‘e2o sport’ at the Auto Expo
2016. The car is a manifestation of Mahindra’s leadership in the electric
vehicle category in India. It brings together an unbeatable range of 200km with
supreme performance of an 80 KW power train. Some unique features of e2o sports
are its instant acceleration of 0-60kmph in 4 sec (0-100 kmph in 8 sec) and
384V – high voltage power pack.
Mahindra Electric Verito sedan is powered by the latest electric drive train
from Mahindra Reva, it is a 100% zero emission, green vehicle. The automatic
transmission Mahindra eVerito sedan can be charged at home and can also be
quick charged in 2 hours through fast charging (top-end). In one charge,
Mahindra eVerito can travel for up to 100 kms based on vehicle loading and can
achieve a top speed of 86 kmph. It also comes with ECO drive mode and remote
diagnostics which includes real time and immediate assistance no matter where
Electric Van is an 8-seater zero-emission mini-van powered by advanced
lithium-ion batteries. Capable of covering a distance of 100 kilometers on a
single charge, the Supro Electric Van is fully-automatic and can hit an
electronically limited top-speed of 50 kilometers per hour. It is suitable for
all weather conditions and is built to high standards of safety and
reliability. The Supro Electric Van can be a preferred option for first and last mile connectivity
for Metro rail and BRTS systems, school vans, corporate employee commuting
solutions and can further serve the purpose of campus commuting.
Arvind Mathew, Chief Executive
Officer, Mahindra Reva said “I see electric mobility becoming the norm, even in
India. It’s not far in the future that electric vehicles will share our roads
with more conventional products. At Mahindra, we intend to accelerate that
Accessible Technology in Product Offerings
On display was
also the New Age XUV500 Automatic Transmission. It is
the only SUV in its class to offer a 2nd generation 6-speed
automatic transmission with AWD as an option. The all new Automatic
Transmission has been sourced for the first time from the leading global
supplier, AISIN, Japan. The New Age XUV500 Automatic takes the driving experience
to the next level with easy cruising on city roads as well as on challenging
The TUV300 AMT is the
first SUV in India with auto SHIFT (AMT) technology. The TUV300 AMT
gearbox is developed in house by M&M with design expertise from Ricardo,
UK. The new Mahindra 5-speed AST transmission represents a significant step
forward in transmission technology within the Indian automotive sector.
Mahindra is the first Indian company to have introduced Auto Shift Transmission
(AST) to Indian market with completely indigenised design and parts produced
(pronounced as KUV ‘1 double Oh’), the recently launched young compact SUV combines features
which are clear proof points of accessible technology - 1st in class (in diesel) Power/ECO Mode and Micro-Hybrid Technology, first in class
safety features such as ABS with EBD standard across the range, dual airbags available as an
option right from the base variant and Isofix mounts for a child seat in the 2nd
Source: Mahindra & Mahindra
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