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To be positioned above the Mahindra TUV300 sub-compact SUV, the Tivoli will rival against the likes of the Renault Duster and the Hyundai Creta. Internationally, the compact SUV is available with two engine options- 1.6-litre petrol and diesel. Considering Government of India norms of high duties on above 1500cc engines, Mahindra might launch the compact SUV with 1.5-litre diesel and petrol engines.
At the press conference on Mahindra KUV100, the homegrown automaker confirmed that they are working on an all-new engine family that includes 1.2-litre, 1.6-litre and 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines. This further confirms that the Tivoli could get in-house developed 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines.
The spotted vehicle seems production ready, as the overall profile looks identical to the internationally available Tivoli. It is expected that the SUV could go on sale by the festive season 2016. Interestingly, Mahindra is also working on a longer wheelbase version of TUV300- allegedly named Mahindra TUV500 – which is likely to be positioned between the Scorpio and the sub-4 metre SUV. It will be interesting to see how Mahindra will position this compact SUV in the market.