Mahindra & Mahindra is currently working on a brand new MPV which is codenamed U321 and this will compete with the Toyota Innova Crysta and other rivals in the segment. The U321 has been spotted testing on Indian roads with some production components. These include tail lamps, LED daytime running lights and rear and front bumpers. The MPV seems to be a near-production model and may just be showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo in February.
The new MPV will be large and it will have the signature chrome laced grille along with massive double-barrelled projector headlights in tandem with LED daytime running lights. There will be a chunky front bumper along with a bigger central airdam. The test cars have still been using steel wheels and there will be vertically positioned rear tail lights along with an LED stop lamp mounted on the roof and reflector units mounted on the bumper.
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The cabin will sport a dual tone theme in beige and black and will come with a brand new steering wheel and touch screen infotainment unit which could be the 7-inch unit used for the XUV500 SUV. The lower variants of the car will get fabric upholstery in a lighter shade and the MPV will offer 7/8 seater configurations as per reports. There may be premium leather upholstery for the higher variants along with a rear parking camera, automatic climate control, keyless entry and many other features.
The U321 MPV may get the brand new diesel 1.6 litre engine which is expected to be integrated into the mFalcon lineup. The new engine may be offered for lower variants of the MPV while the higher variants may get the diesel 2.2 litre mHawk engine. Mahindra & Mahindra is currently working on a new petrol 1.5 litre engine for the XUV500 as per reports and this could also be used for the new MPV.