- Mahindra cars prices to be increased across the range.
- Increase in price is due to new AIS 145 safety norms.
- The new safety norms will come into effect from July 1, 2019.
- Mahindra XUV500 and Marazzo price to be increased marginally.
- Seat belt reminder for driver and co-driver, driver airbag, over speed alert for the driver and rear parking sensors mandatory in all passenger vehicles under the new norms.
Mahindra cars will get pricier by up to Rs 36,000 from July 1, 2019, an official announcement was made regarding the same by the company earlier today. The price hike is across models which will come into effect from next month. With AIS 145 safety norms coming into effect from July 1, 2019, passenger vehicles are bound to get expensive and Mahindra is among several other car giants to pass on the increase in cost to the consumers.
As a part of the AIS 145 safety standards, it is mandatory to equip passenger vehicles with safety features such as seat belt reminder for the driver, seat belt reminder for co-driver, driver side airbag, over speed alert for the driver and rear parking sensors. With this price hike, Mahindra SUVs that will undergo a major price bump including its longstanding model, Scorpio and Bolero, which is popular in tier I and tier II cities in India.
In addition, TUV300 and KUV100 NXT will also see a maximum increase in price. On the other hand, Mahindra XUV500 and Marazzo will witness a slight change in their pricing. While the price of Mahindra cars is set to go up the ladder, the company is on point with its plan to bring the AMT version of its sub-four-meter SUV, Mahindra XUV300. The AMT equipped version of XUV has already started reaching dealerships as confirmed by latest spy shots.
It is expected to receive a six-speed AMT gearbox on W6 and W8 variants in both fuel options. The AMT unit is, however, a temporary arrangement until it gets a torque converter automatic transmission sometime next year. The BS-VI update will be given around the same time before the new emission norms come into force.