The manufacturer of suvs and SUVs hindu Mahindra & Mahindra will return to the old continent. No, it is not that has left, but his presence is reduced to a single model and sales rather discrete. The XUV500 is one of the all-terrain more personal and little-seen that are sold in the Spanish market. The reason of this situation is that their quality of performance, technology, design, range of mechanical and dynamic behavior are one or two steps behind of the that offer their main rivals.
in Addition, the public image of Mahindra is still associated with the low-cost and an origin (India), which is not liked by many drivers. It is true that the products of the firm are not the most of the most, but in a matter of a decade have changed a lot, both in terms of design, powertrains, finishes and quality. Therefore, the next Salon of the Car of Barcelona will be the scenario chosen by the indian’s home to to present to the Spanish public and the european the XUV100.
This way everything is long only 3,67 meters, width-1,71 metres, and high-1,63 meters and their lines oozes with personality and dynamism. Your content size derived from the rules of vehicles the hindu, as if they measure less than 4 meters do not have to pay certain taxes. The design has been prepared by the creative team of the brand in India, but in this case the result is more accomplished than that of his older brother, the XUV500.
The only drawback that we could put it is that your headlights in front are a little (a lot) to that used Land Rover in the current models. The lateral part of the XUV100 has a few lines very marked although some alloy wheels of larger size would feten. He finishes this part of the indian model handles hidden to open the doors. The back gives an air to the Renault Capture, but it is nothing serious because it is only a air.
The interior of this model is the most spartan. In India is approved to accommodate up to 6 passengers, but that’s in Europe will not happen. The design of the dashboard is very simple, as the materials that cover it. The steering wheel resembling that of employing the above Suzuki and the iron core which houses the controls for the air conditioning seems to mount the Renault Capture. Its trunk has a capacity of 243 liters standing in the middle of the segment to the outer size that has.
range mechanics to India is made up of the new blocks Falcon diesel and gasoline. The first is the D75, a three-cylinder with 1.2-liter and 77 horsepower and 190 Nm of torque. The second is the G80, also three-cylinder 1.2-liter displacement and 82 hp with a torque of 115 Nm. Both blocks mounted system, Star&Stop and are associated to a manual gearbox five relationships.
The safety equipment and technology XUV100 for India is consistent with its price and approach. Mounted front airbags, ABS brakes with EBD, air conditioning, electric windows, central locking, infotainment system with Bluetooth and USB socket. As is logical, this equipment will have to be revised and enriched if Mahindra wants to sell this car in the old continent. Minimum will have to endow it with ESP and TCS system, or TPMS, ISOFIX and some more items.
When we have more data about his arrival I bring. While both we will have to wait for the imminent motor show of Barcelona.
Source – Mahindra