Spied – Mahindra S101 snapped again by an IAB reader

Posted on: Jun 25, 2014 - 12:14pm IST

The Mahindra S101 has a thing for posing to cameras of our readers as it continues its extensive testing phase. Here are the latest set of spyshots of the compact crossover SUV taken by Indian Autos Blog reader Kamal Somani on the NH68 near Chennai.

Mahindra S101 spied rear left three quarters
The Mahindra S101 is based on the new monocoque platform.

Test prototypes of the Ford EcoSport rival have slowly started appearing with production body panels. This mule, though fully camouflaged, gives a small idea about its proportions and stance in real world conditions.

The S101 is a sub-4 metre SUV with dimensions in the ball park of its main rivals, the Maruti XA Alpha, VW Taigun and the Ford EcoSport. Recent spyshots suggest that the baby SUV from Mahindra would have a front fascia designed similar to the XUV500. Other noticeable design features are a flat roof and a tapering rear windshield.

On the inside, the S101 sports a dash mounted gear lever as shown in the earlier spyshots. The arrangement would free up space in front of the centre console and Mahindra can use it to offer a bench seat with 3+3 seating configuration.

Mahindra S101 spied rear fascia
We can make out that the rear windshield of the Mahindra S101 is slightly tapered.

To recap, the S101 would receive a 1.2-litre petrol engine that is developed in association with its South Korean subsidiary Ssangyong Motors. The all-important diesel option could be the 1.5-litre three cylinder mCR100 engine that powers the Quanto.

The Mahindra S101 would make its market debut in 2015 or 2016. Apart from the mini SUV, Mahindra is also working on a heap of UVs like the Scorpio facelift which is due in the next few months, next gen Mahindra Bolero an upmarket compact crossover codenamed S102 and a global MPV at its US technical center.

Mahindra S101 spied – Image Gallery

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One thought on “Spied – Mahindra S101 snapped again by an IAB reader

  1. Dr. Nayak says:

    If this SUV lacks the modern appearance, along with trinkets like LED DRL, LED markers on the side mirrors, unique alloy wheels, large infotainment color display, and mood changing LED cabin lighting at a price point between 5 to 6.5L they may as well forget the launch, as it will be dead before arrival (DBA).

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