The Mahindra XUV900 will first target a small market of consumers, as this segment is dominated by luxury cars such as the Mercedes GLE Coupe and BMW X6. Mahindra’s development of a coupe-style SUV based on the XUV700 was revealed a few months ago. According to recent sources, the first prototypes of the impending XUV900 have already been developed. Before the company finalizes the production-spec model, the prototypes will go through numerous stages of testing.
The prototype’s design is reported to be inspired by the XUV500 Aero concept shown at the 2016 Auto Show. Several illustrators’ design renderings based on the same idea model became viral on the internet. Other SUV models’ design cues are also used by the coupe SUV concept.
XUV900 Design Expectations
The front appearance is significantly influenced by the recently announced XUV700. While the rear end is influenced by the Mercedes Benz GLE Coupe. The XUV900 will have a sloping roofline in the back, similar to the XUV500 Aero Concept and other similarly styled SUVs. This will give it a radical look. This vehicle is part of Mahindra’s broad future plans, which included as many as nine new SUVs in the next five years, as announced earlier this year.
The SUV’s development was given the go light in May of this year, but the launch isn’t planned until 2024. The planned XUV900, internally codenamed W620, will be positioned above the XUV700 as the brand’s new flagship model. It will be built on the same base as the new XUV700, albeit the top hats on both SUVs are expected to be different.
It is believed to borrow a few body components from the XUV700, like the front fenders, bonnet, and front doors. Although the XUV Aero Concept has frameless windows design and suicide doors, the production-spec XUV900 is expected to have a normal front-hinged door and pillar configuration. The design of the Coupe SUV could be influenced by the Mahindra Automotive Design Europe (M.A.D.E) studio.
Powertrain Options And Expected Features
The XUV900 is intended to include all of the features seen in the XUV700. The dashboard features a twin-screen arrangement with a touchscreen infotainment device and a digital instrument console.
Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Mahindra’s connected car technologies will be available on the former. All-LED lighting, a panoramic sunroof, multi-zone climate control, and other amenities are expected.
The 2.0-litre mStallion turbo petrol engine and 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine will also be carried over from the XUV700. Both engines are available with a 6-speed MT or 6-speed AT. In higher trim levels, an all-wheel-drive system will be available as an option.