Mahindra recently launched Bolero Neo in India at ₹8.48 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Essentially a facelifted version of TUV300, the Bolero Neo is latest sub-compact SUV in the company's portfolio, joining the likes of KUV100 NXT, XUV300, Bolero, and Thar. Mahindra Bolero Neo is available with a diesel engine only, putting it in the same league as other Mahindra vehicles like Marazzo, Bolero, Alturas G4 that are available with the diesel powertrain option only. As a matter of fact, Mahindra's portfolio, for the longest time, has been dominated by diesel engines considering that the brand focuses on making SUVs, a segment that continues to have a substantial share of diesel engines. But with the reducing gap between the prices of petrol and diesel, the Indian car industry is tilting towards petrol engines, even in the SUV segment. So, with changing times, is Mahindra in a position to cope up with the increased demand for petrol engines. While talking to Times Drive, Veejay Nakra, CEO, Mahindra and Mahindra, said that the company's current lineup has a healthy mix of petrol and diesel engines. ,cricket-ipl-live-score-cricket
bump-volleyball-league,Veejay elaborated that the share of petrol vehicles is almost as high as 60 to 65 per cent in the sub-four metre SUV segment in India. To cater to this demand, the company has a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated engine for KUV100 NXT and a 1.2-litre turbocharged engine available with the XUV300. As a matter of fact, almost 55 per cent sales of the XUV300 are contributed by petrol engine. Of course, the demand for diesel vehicles in the sub-four metre is fulfilled by 1.5-litre engines available with XUV300 and Bolero Neo. The 1.5-litre diesel engine is also used to power Mahindra Marazzo, albeit in a different state of tune.
basketball-gm,In the compact SUV segment, there's a significant demand for petrol as well as diesel engines, although the balance has recently tilted in the favour of petrol powerplants. For this category, the company has the 2.2-litre diesel engine available with Scorpio and XUV500 and the 2.0-litre mStallion petrol engine available on the new Thar. Now, this petrol engine is yet not available with Scorpio and XUV500 but will be available on the upcoming XUV700. And as for the full size SUVs like the Alturas G4, Mahindra has a 2.2-litre diesel powerplant. So,as of now, Mahindra's portfolio leans a little towards diesel engines but i does have petrol engines in its stable to cater to changing demands. As a matter of fact, Mahindra's upcoming lineup will have a healthy mix of petrol and diesel engines; we already know that the upcoming vehicles like XUV700 and new-gen Scorpio will get the option of petrol engines. Furthermore, the Indian SUV maker is actively working towards electric mobility and the XUV700 will also have the option of an electrified powertrain.