Mahindra S101 mini SUV has been spotted testing once again and the latest spy shots clearly reveal the dashboard design. Mahindra’s second crossover (the first being XUV500) adopts a fresh interior design that shares nothing with any of the existing models.
Finished in full black, the dashboard features piano black treatment for the upper half, and silver accents on steering wheel, centre console and instrument console shroud. The centre console houses high-set rectangular AC vents, a music system, chrome accented vertically stacked knobs, and gear lever.
The seats are upholstered in beige. Moving the gear lever to centre console have allowed the engineers to accommodate a small seat between driver and passenger, so S101 is technically a 6-seater. The rear bench appears to have a flat squab with decent legroom.
Exterior of the sub-4 metre crossover is still under heavy camouflage but one can see a slit-like front grille with vertical slats and sporty wraparound headlamps. The car has a tall stance with dimensions comparable to that of Ford EcoSport.
Mahindra S101 would be powered by a new diesel engine, a three-cylinder unit displacing 1.2-litre. There is also a rich possibility of a new 1.2-litre petrol engine. Transmission options would include a 5-speed manual and an AMT.
Mahindra is expected to launch S101 a few months after TUV300 (U301), i.e. towards the end of this year or early next year. Prices are expected to be in B-segment hatchback territory (INR 4.5 – 6.5 lakhs, ex-showroom).
Via – Motortrend.in