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Mahindra S102 to feature 1.2l petrol engine

SsangYong XLV Concept at 2014 Geneva Motor Show

Mahindra & Mahindra, leaders in the utility vehicle segment in India are working on new cars, new platforms and a range of new petrol engines. These new engines being co-developed along with SsangYong Motors of Korea will make its way onto some of SsangYong upcoming products such as X100 SUV and Mahindra’s future cars like the S101, S102, and S103.

SsangYong XLV Concept at 2014 Geneva Motor ShowNoting a slowdown in demand for diesel engine vehicles and not wishing to remain a diesel only manufacturer, M&M and their Korean partners SsangYong are developing a new petrol engine family. These petrol engines will range from 1.2 to 1.6 liters in displacement. Most engines will be of 4 cylinders while 1.2 liter engines will be of 3 cylinders which will be seen on the new Mahindra compact SUV in the making and codenamed S102 as on date. This engine will also do duty on new SsangYong X100, a B segment SUV which will launch in January and take on Honda Vezel, Nissan Juke, Renault Duster and Ford EcoSport.

Mahindra and Ssangyong, jointly developing these upcoming Euro VI and beyond compliant petrol engines, will be able to maintain lower costs as common parts will be used across the engine range. Major development of these new engines will be conducted at Mahindra Research Valley R&D facility located on the outskirts of Chennai while specialists from AVL Austria will act as consultants in this venture.

M&M has confirmed that these upcoming petrol engines will not be like their earlier petrol engines derived from diesel engines but will be independent and developed from scratch thus making them as efficient as any other petrol engine in the market.

Source Autocar India


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  • Dhruv Anzillo

    If this is the nissan juke rival, then in India it will compete with renault duster or nissan terrano. that is one semgnet mahindra should concentrate on. but a 1.2l petrol for a car in that segment will be highly underpowered.