Mahindra To Soon Roll Out BS6 Engines For Scorpio, XUV500, Marazzo (Image- Mahindra XUV500) (Photo Credit: File Photo)
Due to the slowdown in India’s auto sector, major automakers including Mahindra and Mahindra has to suffer a huge loss. However, the automaker is very clear about its strategy for BS6 vehicles. Mahindra will soon roll out the BS6 engines (Petrol & Diesel) on the Scorpio, XUV500 and even the recently launched Marazzo.
In an interview with NDTV’s carandbike.com, Pawan Goenka, Managing Director, Mahindra & Mahindra had said that the cars which sell more than 1000 units will make the transition to BS6. This means Verito, Verito Vibe, Nuvosport and Xylo will not come in the BS6 engine.
"We will not bring a diesel on the KUV100 but when it comes to cars like the Scorpio, Marazzo, XUV500, I don't see a major change between petrol and diesel sales. These vehicles would predominantly remain diesel for some time unless there is an artificial barrier that is put on buying of diesel," said Pawan Goenka. "Mahindra is preparing for both diesel and petrol all these cars," he added.
It is worth mentioning here that the petrol variant of Mahindra XUV500 was launched in 2017 at Rs 15.49 lakh. However, the company did not launch a petrol variant when it brought out the facelift of the car in April 2018.
Mahindra Scorpio was launched with a petrol engine for the NCR region, however, now it's available only with the diesel engine with prices starting from Rs 10 lakh.
The Marazzo, when it was launched, was only made available with a diesel engine and now with the likelihood of a petrol motor on offer, the options as far as the fuel type is concerned will certainly go up.