Four new petrol engines will be developed by Mahindra including 1.2-litre, 1.5-litre, 1.6-litre and 2.2-litre motors of which the 1.2-litre is ready and powers the KUV100.
The Supreme Court has restricted the registration of vehicles powered by diesel engines with displacement above 2000cc in New Delhi and Mahindra’s sales were affected the most due to this ban. The automaker came up with lower capacity 1.9-litre engines for the XUV500 and Scorpio in no time to counter this situation.
However, this is not it, Mahindra has confirmed that it will invest Rs. 1000 crores for developing new petrol engines which will then be offered with the existing lineup. The new engines include a 1.2-litre, 1.5-litre, 1.6-litre and 2.2-litre units of which the 1.2-litre m-Falcon G80 is ready and powers the newly launched KUV100, making it the second Mahindra with a petrol mill, the first being the Scorpio that used a Renault source REV116 powerplant more than a decade back.
The 1.5-litre and 1.6-litre engines will be developed by Mahindra in-house while the 2.2-litre engine will be developed with inputs from SsangYong and the smaller 1.2-litre is also developed jointly and powers the SsangYong Tivoli too.
Mahindra stated that it is looking for platforms to share with its subsidiary SsangYong so that the engines can be used by both the companies. It also stated that the operational issues at SsangYong are solved and it will now focus on the financial turnover of the South Korean firm.
Mahindra Working On 3 Petrol Engines
– Mahindra will invest Rs. 1000 crores for developing new petrol engines
– These new engines will include 1.2-litre, 1.5-litre, 1.6-litre and 2.2-litre powertrains
– The 1.2-litre engine is ready while it powers the Mahindra KUV100 and SsangYong Tivoli
– The 1.5-litre and 1.6-litre engines will be developed by Mahindra in-house while the 1.2-litre and 2.2-litre motors will be developed with inputs from SsangYong
Source – EconomicTimes.com