Mahindra has pushed back the market launch of its upcoming flagship SUV which is still known by its codename 'Y400'. A few days ago, we had an exclusive report about the model reaching showrooms on October 9, 2018.
According to sources, the Marazzo MPV was recently launched on September 3, 2018 and dealers wanted the MPV to enjoy more floor-space as the brand’s newest launch before introducing more new products. By launching the Y400 on October 9, Mahindra would essentially leave only around a month-long gap between both launches. Secondly, most Mahindra dealerships are under renovation and upgrade along with an addition of the Mahindra Prime Zone at the moment. The Mahindra Prime Zone, as reported by us earlier, will cater to the brand’s newer launches like the Marazzo MPV and the Y400 SUV. A third model in the form of the S201 SUV is likely to join the “Prime” line-up a little later.
Apart from the above, Honda has already announced the CR-V market launch on October 9, 2018. Additionally, there is another automotive event scheduled around that date which is why the company has decided to launch the SUV a little later – likely around the end of October.
The new Mahindra Y400 SUV will sit above the XUV500 in the company's India line-up and will be a replacement for the first-gen SsangYong Rexton. The SUV will come with a 2.2-litre, four-cylinder, turbo-diesel engine producing 187hp and 420Nm of peak torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a 7-speed torque converter automatic transmission, although all-wheel drive will be on offer with its higher-spec variants.
Estimated prices for this new Mahindra Rexton are expected to begin at Rs 22 lakh (thanks to a significant degree of localisation). This means that it will undercut its segment-rivals – the Toyota Fortuner, the Isuzu MU-X and the Ford Endeavour.
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