We have been keeping you posted on Mahindra’s vigorous testing of its three different compact SUVs and now, as per a report on autocarindia.com, Mahindra has divulged quite a few details about the new engines that the company is developing for its new range of vehicles.
Pawan Goenka, Executive Director & President, Mahindra Auto and Farm Equipment is reported to have said the company is happy with the way its new engines are moving and that it has developed a new family of engines in different capacities and configurations. Here is a list of engines that are under works…
- 1.2L Diesel
- 1.6L petrol
- 1.6L Diesel
- 1.5L diesel
Plus, the company might bring in 1.5-litre and 1.0-litre petrols in addition!
The all-new petrol and diesel engines will be seen under the hoods of both domestic and export models, speaking of which, Goenka, confirmed that the X100 is meant for international markets only. It would be a Ssangyong and will sport four-cylinder, 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines. However, smaller-capacity variants (1.2-litre) of these engines will find their way in domestic models for sure as per Goenka.
The 1.2-litre petrol is basically a three-cylinder variant of the bigger 1.6-litre petrol motor. This would be done primarily to reap the excise duty benefits with better fuel-efficiency being an offshoot. This engine will be naturally aspirated and will put out around 80 bhp. It will power the S102 and the vehicle will not get a 1.5-litre diesel as according to Goenka that new diesel will come to the market in late 2016 or early 2017 in a ‘future Mahindra product.’
Goenka believes turbocharged petrol engines with direct injection technology to be the future in India. We are waiting then Mahindra!