Mahindra has launched two new cars this financial year. These are Marazzo MPV and Alturas SUV. Now, the Indian car maker is getting ready to launch their 3rd car this fiscal, and it is in the form of S201 (codename) SUV. It will compete with the Tata Nexon and Maruti Brezza.
Ahead of launch, today is the name revealing event. Apart from their new car’s name, Mahindra will also be revealing the front look. Teaser of the same has been shared – with the tag; The Countdown Has Begun.
Also known as the Mahindra XUV300 / baby XUV500, the S201 compact SUV demo car was recently spied by automotive enthusiast Ganesh Pagar in Nashik. It is based on the SsangYong Tivoli compact SUV and is built on a monocoque chassis.
Despite being an entry level compact SUV, the new XUV300 will receive outstanding features. It will be seen with a massive toothed front grille, projector headlamps with LED DRLs and LED tail lamps. It will also receive electrically adjustable ORVMs and will sit on larger wheels as compared to the 15” wheels seen on its outgoing model.
Interiors will be seen in a black and beige color scheme with leather upholstery and door liners while it will also sport a multi function steering wheel, automatic climate controls and an updated infotainment system supporting Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. To comply with new Bharat New Vehicle Safety Assessment Program, the XUV300 will come in with dual front airbags, ABS and EBD as standard. It will also receive ISOFIX child seat mounts and reverse parking sensors.
Mahindra S201 SUV could receive high performance 1.2 liter petrol and 1.5 liter diesel engines, both of which will be turbocharged. The 1.2 liter petrol engine is expected to offer 130 bhp power making it a segment topper while the 1.5 liter diesel engine will offer 123 bhp power at 3,750 rpm and 240 Nm torque at 1,650 rpm.
Both engines get mated to 6 speed manual gearbox while AMT options could follow later. In view of these added features and increased performance, price of the new XUV300 could also be higher, in the range of Rs 7-11 lakhs.