Mahindra is currently one of the fastest growing SUV makers of India with over 40,000 units sold in September 2023. The homegrown UV maker has announced to launch 5 new electric SUVs under its two new nameplates – XUV & BE. The first born-electric SUV from the homegrown automaker is scheduled to be launched by the end of 2024. However, Mahindra will keep introducing ICE powered UVs in our market. In this article, we talk about the top 3 upcoming Mahindra SUVs with diesel & petrol engine options –
Mahindra Thar 5-Door
Mahindra is testing a more practical 5-door version of the Thar lifestyle SUV, which is scheduled to be launched in the first quarter of 2024. The new model will be based on the new Scorpio-N’s ladder-frame chassis and will ride on a longer wheelbase. It will receive several changes in terms of styling, interior and features along with new mechanics.
The new Mahindra Thar 5-door lifestyle SUV will ride on longer wheelbase to create more space inside the cabin. If reports are to be believed, the wheelbase will be increased by around 300mm and the longer length will give enough space to add extra set of doors for rear seat occupants. This will make it more practical compared to the 3-door model, and the extra door will allow easier ingress. Moreover, the SUV will offer bigger boot space. The 5-door Mahindra will come with a factory-fitted single-pane electric sunroof.
The Mahindra Thar 5-door is expected to receive significant changes inside the cabin. It is expected to get a larger 8-inch AndrenoX touchscreen infotainment unit with smartphone connectivity & connected car tech, new seat upholstery and an updated instrument console. The new LWB Thar will offer more practicality and better ride quality. It will have a revised rear suspension setup. It is expected to share the powertrain options with the new Scorpio-N, which includes a 172bhp, 2.2L turbo diesel and a 200bhp, 2.0L turbo petrol. The off-road SUV will come with 4X2 and 4X4 drivetrain options.
Mahindra XUV300 Facelift
Mahindra is working on the heavily revised XUV300, which has been spotted testing multiple times on the Indian roads. The 2024 Mahindra XUV400 will share styling cues from the XUV700 and the new Mahindra BE electric SUV concepts. It will receive a two-part front grille, a C-shaped LED headlamps and a larger central air intake. The SUV will have new alloy wheels, a redesigned tailgate, revised rear bumper with a repositioned license plate, and new taillamp clusters.
The XUV300 facelift will also receive significantly revised interior. It will feature a large free-standing touchscreen infotainment system, a shorter gear selector for automatic AC, revised air-con vents, new finished on dashboard, a digital driver’s display, a wireless phone charger, and ventilated front seats. The 2024 Mahindra XUV400 is expected to be offered with two engine options – a 110bhp, 1.2L 3-cylinder turbo petrol and a 117bhp, 1.5L turbo diesel. It is expected to receive a torque convertor automatic gearbox instead of the existing AMT gearbox.
Next-gen Mahindra Bolero
Mahindra is working on the next gen Bolero SUV, which is scheduled to be launched in 2024-25. The new model will share its platform with the Scorpio N that’s made of high-strength steel. The all-new Bolero is expected to retain the overall silhouette; however, it will have significant design changes. The SUV is likely to have bolder front fascia, featuring the chrome accented seven-slot grille with brand’s new signature twin-peak logo, rectangular LED headlamps and revised bumper.
The new Mahindra Bolero features an all-new interior with a touchscreen infotainment system, a multi-functional steering wheel, height adjustable driver’s seat, automatic AC, an audio system with Bluetooth connectivity, power windows, engine idle stop/start system, digital instrument cluster, rear parking sensors, ABS & other. It is likely to be bigger and more spacious than the outgoing model. It is expected to feature a 2.2L mHawk diesel and a 2.0L turbo petrol engine. The SUV could also receive a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine that also powers the XUV300. Both manual and automatic gearboxes will be on offer.