Mahindra’s plans have been revealed for the four petrol engines that will receive BSVI emission compliance, soon as the deadline for the new stringent emission standards approaches.
- The smallest engine employed on the Jeeto commercial vehicle will be upgraded from BSIV to BSVI and the engine is currently available in two states of tune. The engine on the Jeeto is a 625cc naturally-aspirated, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor that produces 11 Hp of power and 38 Nm of torque and 16 Hp of power and 38 Nm of torque. The BSVI upgraded engine is expected to develop more power and torque which is 23.2 Hp of power and 48 Nm of torque and 20.7 Hp of power and 44 Nm of torque.
- Mahindra’s petrol engine which is employed on the XUV300 compact-SUV is likely to see a drop in peak torque but the power output could remain the same. The 1,197cc, turbocharged MPFI petrol engine produces 110 Hp of power and 200 Nm of torque while the BSVI upgraded engine is expected to produce 110 Hp of power and 190 Nm of torque, 10 Nm less than the BSIV model.
- Mahindra is expected to introduce the Gasoline Direct Injection version of the 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine in the future. The new turbo GDI fuel system will increase power as well as fuel efficiency as compared to the MPFI model. The fuel system features a 250 bar direct injection system which is likely to develop 130 Hp of power and 230 Nm of torque and the engine is expected to power the SUV that is being developed by the Ford Mahindra joint venture.
- Another turbocharged GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection) motor has been developed with the South Korean brand SsangYong which is expected to power Mahindra passenger cars as well as the SsangYong Korando SUV in the future. The 1.5-litre T-GDI engine is expected to feature a dual-mass flywheel, low-friction piston rings, cylinder head integrated with exhaust manifold which is likely to reduce the NVH levels. The motor can develop 163 Hp of power and 280 Nm of torque and it is expected to be highly efficient.
- Mahindra is also expected to upgrade the engine on the KUV100 which is the mFalcon G80 1,198cc three-cylinder, naturally aspirated, petrol engine that produces 82 Bhp of power and 115 Nm of torque to the new norms.
The new BSVI engine upgrades are expected to hike the vehicle price by an estimated INR 20,000-30,000 only.