Mahindra has finally started working on its first SUV coupe – the XUV900. Earlier it has been assumed that the next-gen Alturas G4 ( MG Gloster, Toyota Fortuner rival ) will get the “XUV900” nameplate but according to the sources-Mahindra wants to sell its Korean Sub-brand SsangYong as it is not performing well in the international market. So Mahindra has decided to go solo this time.
The XUV900 is basically a production version of Mahindra’s XUV Aero concept which was showcased at the Auto Expo 2016. The XUV Aero concept resembled the outgoing XUV500. When showcased, The XUV Aero got so many accolades from media and car enthusiasts but Mahindra might have been uncertain to put it into production half a decade ago.
Since the XUV500 is going to be replaced by XUV700 soon, therefore the upcoming XUV900 four-door SUV-coupe will share its mechanical bits with the XUV700.
What is an SUV-coupe ?
SUV-coupe is basically a crossover of an SUV ( Sports Utility Vehicle) and a Coupe ( Cars having a sloping rear roof that offers a sportier styling ). The BMW X6 is the originator of the SUV coupe segment.
Mahindra XUV900 Engine Specifications
The Mahindra XUV900 will be powered by a 2.0-litre mStallion petrol and a 2.2-litre diesel mHawk engine from the XUV700 and will come with the same 6-speed manual and 6-speed auto options.
Currently the XUV900 is undergoing some more designing work and hence, it is unlikely that it will come to the showrooms before 2024.