Friday, January 17, 2014

Mahindra-Ssangyong Plans Compact SUV may Hit Market by End Year 2015

India's leading and biggest utility vehicle producer, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) is presently working on a new concept to phase turn into sports utility vehicle in the long way.

Additionally, the agreement to the undertaking, it has been codenamed S102 and will be one of the first items to leave Mahindra-Ssangyong's joint stage venture. The S102 is dependent upon Ssangyong's X100, and will be universally launched in the first 50% of 2015. The Mahindra's posterity is prone to go into the business sector by close of 2015 or starting 2016. This new model is relied upon to be produced in Nashik.

Mahindra-Ssangyong plans compact SUV to take on Ford EcoSport

What is intriguing is, Mahindra-Ssangyong is improving a minimal 1 litre turbocharged petrol motor with variable valve timing and immediate infusion in accordance with Ford's Ecoboost motor, which can transform proportionate force of a much greater vehicle, yet can convey higher fuel proficiency.

"We are jointly developing engine family comprising of 6 different engines, but the big one is the new product based on X100 platform. I think people, begin to see the value of it and that will only grow," said Goenka. On the Ecoboost competing engine, Goenka says, both the companies in the process of making the decision, and if go ahead is given, it will be ready in three years time. Goenka said part of the development of the engine will happen out of India, and partly in South Korea.

"We are just in the process of making the decision, to develop the technology for a series of engines that we talked about. If it was for Mahindra or Ssangyong alone, we probably would hesitate to do it, as the total amount of money required for doing the direct injection petrol is quite high. But if we pool ourselves together, then we can do it," added Goenka.

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