Thursday, July 14, 2011
Mahindra W201 World SUV may launch in India in September and October 2011
Mahindra W201 World SUV will be launched sometime between September and October this year, and already the branding program for what essentially is Mahindra’s most ambitious product yet, is underway.
The Mahindra W201 SUV will feature the same 2.2 Liter CRDe engine that the Mahindra Scorpio SUV comes with, but with a higher power and torque rating of around 136 Bhp and 320 Nm. Initially, we’re betting on a two wheel drive version of the SUV being available, which will soon e joined by an all wheel drive version. Contrary to some reports floating around, this SUV will not replace the Scorpio, but will actually sit a segment higher than the Scorpio.
Those who have been in the SUV tell us that this is Mahindra’s most refined product yet, with the fit and finish levels a marked improvement over the current Mahindra flagship, the Scorpio. Transmission options could include both a manual tranny and an automatic gearbox. By the looks of it, the Mahindra W201 World SUV looks quite butch, in true Mahindra tradition although we’d have loved to have seen the toothy grille replaced by something a little more pleasant looking.