To power their existing and new models, Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) is currently trying to develop a new range of smaller engines.
According to an Autocar India report, the engine comprises of 3 diesel mills and 3 petrol mills in a range of 1.6 and 1.2 litres. It is expected that Mahindra is investing Rs.4300 crores in this development.
According to this report, the 1.5 and 1.6 mills will be having 4-cylinder and the mills with capacity of 1.2 and 1.4 will have 3-cylinder. However, in order to keep the cost in check, Mahindra is going to use many common parts.
A source within the company has said that the Indian SUV major is also developing its very own 6-speed and 5-speed transmission powered engine. These engines are being made at the parent company at the R&D faculty outside Chennai and by the end of next year are expected to into production.
Apart from powering Mahindra cars, once in production, these engines are expected to power its Korean subsidiary Ssangyong’s cars as well. Within the next two years, Mahindra is setting up to unveil a new compact SUV as well as a hatchback.
The new range of engines will power the smaller vehicles replacing the present range of mills, though the larger 2.2 and 2.5 liter mHawk mills are expected to continue doing their work in the Xylo, Bolero, Scorpio and the XUV 500.
Once the new engine is launched, the mEagle engine will be phased out. Also Mahindra intends to keep its quality first, as it always does.