Mahindra S101 spotted with production-spec tail-lamps – Spied
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Rides on a monocoque chassis.
Along with the TUV300, Mahindra is also working on an all new sub-4m product internally codenamed as the Mahindra S101. Compared to previous spyshots, it sports less camouflage and production-spec elements, giving us an idea of its exterior design.
Judging by the images, it appears to be a compact hatchback crossover nearly similar to the Renault Kwid. Characteristic features include a curvy roofline, tight overhangs, short wheelbase, tiny wheels, high ground clearance, heavily styled body work and a high hip-point. The front end gets Mahindra’s tooth grille with chrome inserts flanked by sleek headlamps.
The S101 will be the second product from Mahindra to ride on a new monocoque chassis, after the XUV500. Under the hood, it will pack a new range petrol and diesel engines displacing 1.2-liters from three-cylinder blocks, and will be the smallest engine offered by the company. Developed in association with Ssangyong, the engines are a part of a new family, and will be paired with manual and AMT transmissions.
The Mahindra S101 is expected to launch either towards the end of this calendar year or by the end of this fiscal year.
Mahindra S101 – Spyshot Gallery