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M&M launches ‘micro-hybrid’ Scorpio, Bolero

M&M launches ‘micro-hybrid’ Scorpio, Bolero
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First Published: Tue, Oct 21 2008. 04 43 PM IST
Updated: Tue, Oct 21 2008. 04 43 PM IST
By PTI
New Delhi: Automobile manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra today launched its ‘micro-hybrid´ technology- equipped variant of sports utility vehicles -- Scorpio and Bolero, priced between Rs6.5 lakh and Rs6.97 lakh.
“This is the technological innovation which we have developed with the support from Bosch. This will give an average fuel saving of about five per cent from the normal vehicles,” Mahindra & Mahindra president, automotive sector, Pawan Goenka told reporters here.
The micro-hybrid technology enables vehicle engine to turn off automatically when idle or in neutral gear. The engine restarts once the clutch is pressed.
Goenka said the company is planning to bring this technology would be available in all of the company’s high-volume products, including Mahindra Pick-up and other engine series such as the M-Hawk.
The company is also considering to use the technology in its yet-to-be launched Ingenio SUVs, he said.
On possibilities of exporting this vehicle, he said “We may look at similar markets like South-East Asia and Nepal in future but our present focus will be on the domestic market.”
M&M has applied for a patent for a specific sensor, which it has developed as part of this technology.
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First Published: Tue, Oct 21 2008. 04 43 PM IST