Mahindra is aiming to become one of the pioneers of alternate energy sources for the automotive world. While the steps might be small for now, someday, their stride can be pioneering. Word on the street is that the Indian giant will be introducing a mild hybrid system in the Scorpio, much like the one seen in the Ciaz SHVS. Their answer gets a new name, Intelli Hybrid.
As per Autocar India, Scorpio will be the first product to get this technology. The company already has something called as the mild hybrid system in some of its models, however, that is actually just a start-stop system which will switch off the engine at traffic lights to save fuel. Intelli Hybrid though is another ball game.
Apart from the usual start-stop system, Intelli Hybrid will also get brake energy recuperation system and an integrated starter motor coupled with a larger battery. This motor will not just act as an alternator for charging the battery but will also provide the car a mild electrical boost to the vehicle when required.
Intelli Hybrid system though will be introduced only in the 2.2 litre diesel version and not in the 1.99 litre NCR only version.
Apart from this, new spy shots of the much rumoured smaller Bolero have also come up. This will be their fourth compact SUV after the Nuvo Sport, KUV 100 and TUV 300. The report in Autocar India further adds that the smaller Bolero will be shortened by 170 mm. The front and rear bumpers will be brought under the knife but the biggest change though is slated to be a new heart.
Replacing the old 2.5 litre mill will be the newer 1.5 litre mill from the NuvoSport and TUV 300. To keep the fuel efficiency a major factor in this product, folks at Mahindra are being rumoured to keep the output pegged at around 68 horses. The interiors layout is expected to remain pretty much the same as that of the larger Bolero, save for jump seats in the rear to make it a 7 seater.