The home-grown UV maker, Mahindra will launch a new MPV in the coming months, which is being developed under the codename, Mahindra U321. The exterior images of the MPV have already gone viral online, revealing concrete details about the upcoming MPV’s design and styling. Revealing the interior styling, a new set of images have also emerged on the inter-web that give an inkling of the cabin styling. Going by the Mahindra U321 interior images, the MPV features a dual-tone dashboard, sans the piano black trim.
The all-new steering wheel gets audio controls and a faux brushed aluminium trim. The trapezoidal AC vents, placed at the top and the roller switches for the AC, positioned beside the vents, feature chrome trim. An infotainment system, most likely borrowed from the Mahindra XUV500 is placed right below the AC vents. It also gets chunky rotary knobs for the AC and climate control. Reports in media suggest that Mahindra could offer multiple AC vents for all three rows of seats. That said, the MPV is expected to be available with seven and eight seat layouts.
Elements such as the production-spec grille, alloy wheels, front & rear bumpers, projector headlamps, large tail-lamps with LED inserts, four-wheel disc brakes, front fog lamps with LED daytime running lights, etc. suggest the MPV is in the final phase of testing. Additionally, the higher variants in the Mahindra U321 line-up are likely to feature five-spoke 16-inch alloy wheels wrapped around the large Apollo Apterra tyres. Some of the styling bits such as the headlamps seem inspired by the recently launched Mahindra Imperio pickup. It also sports a large bumper with air-intakes and provisions for fog lamps.
Under the hood, the U321 MPV is expected to get an all-new 1.6-litre mFalcon oil burner that could be used in other upcoming models from Mahindra.
Source: Autocar India