Mahindra & Mahindra reduces engine size to sell diesel SUVs in Delhi - The Financial Express

Mahindra & Mahindra reduces engine size to sell diesel SUVs in Delhi

Hit by ban of registration of diesel SUVs and cars with engines above 2000 cc in Delhi-NCR, auto major Mahindra & Mahindra on Friday launched a 1.99 litre version of its mHawk engine series.

By: | Updated: March 19, 2016 7:27 PM

Hit by ban of registration of diesel SUVs and cars with engines above 2000 cc in Delhi-NCR, auto major Mahindra & Mahindra on Friday launched a 1.99 litre version of its mHawk engine series.

“This engine would power the new generation Scorpio as well as the new age XUV500. It would be available for customers within the Delhi and NCR Region to begin with,” the company said in a statement.

Previously, these two vehicles were powered by 2.2 litre mHawk engines.

Pravin Shah, president and chief executive (automotive), M&M said that the new engines will deliver the same performance as the 2.2 litre diesel engines. “The development of this new engine started in August last year and is now ready for launch on both the new generation Scorpio and the new age XUV500,” Shah said.

The new 1.99 litre engine will power the new generation Scorpio and will deliver 120 HP while for the new XUV500, it will deliver 140 HP, the company said.

Last month, Supreme Court had banned registration of new SUVs and cars powered by diesel engines of 2000 cc and above in the Capital and NCR till March 31 in the wake of rising pollution.

M&M is among the vehicle manufacturers, which was hit hard by the ban as the Delhi-NCR region accounted for around 2% of its total utility vehicle sales.

The company's popular models, including the XUV500, Scorpio, Xylo and Bolero, have engines above 2000 cc.

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