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Maruti Suzuki overtakes Mahindra, becomes the largest UV maker in India in May

Maruti Suzuki overtakes Mahindra, becomes the largest UV maker in India in May

Maruti Suzuki has overtaken Mahindra & Mahindra in the largest UV segment in India in the last two months, April and May 2017. This was the great success from the biggest player of small cars. Maruti has planning to expand its position and scope in the different passenger vehicle segments in the Indian market. In this part, just months back, it has introduced the hybrid and utility vehicles in the competitive domestic market to target the respective competitors. Now, the day comes and Maruti Suzuki has overtaken the India’s utility vehicle leader, Mahindra in the UV segment.

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Maruti sold around 5,500 more utility vehicles than Mahindra in the first two months of this fiscal year. Mahindra listed 18,363 units and 19,331 units in April and May, whereas Maruti has listed 20,638 units and 22,608 units of sales in April and May 2017. The company’s cumulative sales stood at 43,246 units, against 37,694 units of Mahindra in the previous two months. In the last fiscal year, M&M has crossed Maruti by 20,000 units.

More demand of Maruti Ertiga and new Vitara Brezza, Maruti Suzuki has received 45% growth in UV segment, whereas the UV market leader, Mahindra has enumerated a decline of 6%. The company’s officials said that the Vitara Brezza has to register 10,000 units of sales in a month and towards to place its company in new heights. On the other side, Mahindra’s new four sub-4metre SUVs, including Bolero Plus, Nuvo Sport, KUV 100 and TUV 300, not helped the company to register more volumes.

Related: Maruti Suzuki reported 23.4% growth in April 2017

Moreover, due to the lack of petrol vehicles, Mahindra has reported a decline of sales in sub-4metre UV segment. Some of the external factors, including large diesel and SUVs ban in the biggest cities, influenced the company to hurt sales.

Apart from this, Mahindra has grown 3% in May 2017 with the sales of 41895 units of vehicles, compared to 40656 units in May 2016.

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Mahindra Z101 (Next-gen Scorpio) to launch in 2020

Mahindra Z101 (Next-gen Scorpio) to launch in 2020

Economic Times Auto reported that the Mahindra Z101, fourth generation Mahindra Scorpio is expected to launch in the domestic market in 2020. Also, it will be launched in the international markets. The company’s North American Technical Center (NATC) is working on the future Scorpio, which will be redesigned based on the advanced architecture of the existing model and featured the new design layouts and features.

Related: Mahindra launched TUV 300 in South Africa

The integration and testing of the product to be handled by the Resource & Development centre in Chennai Mahindra Research Valley. A few of the reports stated that the future generation Scorpio to be based on the ladder-frame platform. The new SUV will get the advanced telematics, safety features and exterior styling.

The future generation Scorpio will be offered as an SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle) and the pickup truck to target the North American Market. Speaking of the engines, it will be offered by the both four-cylinder diesel and petrol engines, which will be mated with the either manual or automatic transmissions.

Related: Mahindra launched 2017 XUV 500 Sportz at Rs. 16.5 lakhs

Some reports recommended that the new Scorpio diesel will be available with the 2.2-litre mHawk engine rated at a 128bhp power and 280Nm torque. The new Scorpio will receive the 4-wheel drive system for the international markets.

It is the second project from Mahindra’s Technical Center in North America and the product will hit the market in 2020.

Mahindra XUV 500 automatic and TUV 300 to launch in South Africa

Mahindra XUV 500 automatic and TUV 300 to launch in South Africa

The homegrown utility vehicle maker, Mahindra has been confirmed that the XUV 500 automatic and TUV 300 models will introduce in the South African market by October 2016. The information is directly announced by Sajoy Gupta, CEO of Mahindra South Africa to the CAR magazine. As per the information, the XUV 500 automatic versions will launch in South Africa as soon as possible, but the Mahindra TUV 300 compact SUV will introduce in September or October 2016. In the domestic market, the compact SUV (TUV 300) positioned below the Scorpio, the best-selling car in the SUV segment. The TUV 300 is expected to be positioned between the Scorpio and XUV 500 in South Africa.

In India, the XUV 500 automatic is offered in two types of diesel engines, the 1.99-litre mHawk engine is rated at the maximum power of 138.07hp (103 kW) and the torque of 320Nm. Another one is the 2.2-litre mHawk engine capable of producing 103 kW power and 330Nm torque. But, the automatic versions of the popular SUV (XUV 500) are to be offered in South Africa with the AISIN-sourced 6-speed automatic gearbox.

Mahindra XUV 500 automatic and TUV 300 to launch in South Africa - Automotive Manufacturers

The compact SUV, Mahindra TUV 300 will be offered with the same 1.5-litre mHawk engine that develops the maximum power of 82.44hp in the manual versions and 79.09hp in the AMT variants. The high-end mHawk100 variant will have a capacity to produce98.53bhp with the transmission choices of 5-speed autoSHIFT and 5-speed manual transmissions.

Both models have recognised by the Indian customers as of the SUV architecture, design and performance. The company expected that the two models will also have the highest demand in the South African market. Mahindra TUV 300 is one of the best AMTs in India offered at the reasonable price to target the similar products.

Mahindra is expanding its export market year-on-year with the Indian-bound models, KUV 100, Reva e2o, XUV 500, TUV 300, as well. In the last month, Mahindra’s export sales increased to 4,153units and represented a growth of 14 percent compared to the year-ago month sales, 3565 units. Mahindra’s export market share will be raised in the coming months with the XUV 500 automatic and TUV 300 launches in South Africa.

Source: Automotive