Mahindra S101 (XUV100/KUV100) spotted with less camouflage – Spied

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Aravind Jayachandran, It goes without saying that I'm a huge petrolhead and can apparently convert all my driving emotions into words you can read.

Mahindra’s second monocoque-based product.

Mahindra will announce the launch of the Mahindra S101 sub-compact crossover (rumored as the Mahindra XUV100) this fiscal year. It will be the company’s second monocoque-based product, and debut a new 1.2-liter petrol engine.

Mahindra S101 (XUV100 or KUV100) front end spotted with less camouflage
The Mahindra S101/Mahindra XUV100 test unit sports the final production-spec headlamps, sleek grille, and clamshell hood.

Ahead of its launch, a pre-production test unit has been caught in Chennai by our reader Mohamed Shahid Hussain, featuring less camouflage than before. It sports the final production-spec headlamps, sleek grille, and a clamshell hood. The exterior of the upcoming S101 is anything but boxy, unlike its cousin, the Mahindra TUV300.

Under the hood, the diesel option is likely be the new mHawk 80 three-cylinder 1.5-liter engine, while an all new 1.2-liter petrol engine co-developed with Ssangyong is confirmed to make its debut in the S101. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual and automated manual transmissions (AMT), which will transfer power to the front axle only.

Mahindra S101 IAB rendering
A new 1.2-liter petrol engine co-developed with Ssangyong will make its debut in the S101

Also Read: 2016 Mahindra Quanto (facelift) rendering

The Mahindra S101 will slot in the sub-compact hatchback segment, which accounts for 43 percent of the total passenger vehicle market (sales data from April-July 2015) in India. With a new petrol engine under the hood, it also widens its target audience, as 65 percent of the cars in its segment are petrol-powered.

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