Mahindra S101 compact SUV spied testing alongside Quanto
Mahindra and Mahindra, kingpins in the SUV segment in India have been actively testing their soon to be launched compact SUV codenamed S 101 as on date. Seen testing along with the Quanto to ballpark overall size of S101, the sub 4 meter SUV is slated for launch in 2015 at a price between INR 5-7 lakhs.
Built on a monocoque platform, Mahindra S101 compact SUV will receive a new 1.2 liter petrol engine developed jointly by Mahindra and SsangYong. It will also receive a 1.5 liter diesel engine. Model on test disclosed tail lights made of basic bulbs indicating early stages of development. Earlier spy shots revealed 3+3 seating arrangement with bench type seats at the front.
Dashboard mounted gear lever were also evident while speculated features, considering the S101 is an EcoSport rival, could include automatic climate control, a host of infotainment features besides safety features such as ABS, EBD, 4 airbags and ESP. Besides S101 compact SUV, Mahindra is also working on Scorpio facelift to launch in the months ahead and next generation Bolero codenamed U301 for launch in 2016 while a global MPV is also in the making.
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