Mahindra U321 seen face to face with Renault Lodgy during a test drive

Mahindra U321 testing
Source: indianautosblog

Mahindra is gearing up to launch the flagship MPV named Mahindra U321 in 2018. The latest news is that Mahindra U321 was spotted alongside a Renault Lodgy during a testing session in Chennai via a reader of It’s common for manufacturers to conduct a test drive before launch and the revelation by the portal assumes great significance.

The vehicle is expected to hit the showrooms during the upcoming Diwali and will compete with the likes of the Maruti Ertiga.  We can clearly visualize the exterior portion of the upcoming vehicle and Lodgy on the backside. It looks like the testing has been carried out in a residential area since we can see few houses.

Mahindra U321 testing

In another significant development, the spy pictures of the Mahindra U321 have surfaced on the web via Indianautosblog. Interestingly, the portal didn’t notice the leaked image but Mahindra U321 was captured on camera in Chennai by Gautham Viswanath, who happens to be a reader of the blog. According to auto analysts, the leaked image is a production-ready vehicle.

Mahindra U321 spy image

The main highlight of the Mahindra U321 is the addition of a 1.6-litre mFalcon diesel engine based on the technology sourced from SsangYong. The vehicle is capable of delivering a maximum power of 125 Bhp and peak torque of 305 Nm. Moreover, the car also ships with ABS and airbags to provide adequate safety for the passengers.

On the design front, the Mahindra U321 will be equipped with a toothy and mesh grille, which is identical to that of the new scorpio. The purpose of the grille is to keep the foreign objects at bay. the car also features new headlamps coupled with large projector lamps and embedded signals. The LED tail lamps are housed over the foglamps alongside precision cut alloy wheels.

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The Mahindra U321 will be integrated with a touchscreen infotainment system paired with piano black panels and dual tone interiors. The vehicle will also be refreshed with a new steering wheel and an ability to control climate automatically. we will continue to keep track of the developments and will provide you with updates.

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