Mahindra S101, Quanto facelift likely the final Mahindra launches this FY - Report

05/12/2015 - 16:14 | ,  ,  ,   | Karthik H

In a recent interview to the Economic Times Pravin Shah, Mahindra & Mahindra's president and chief executive for the company's automotive division, divulged that the company is set to launch two products in the current financial year, without identifying them. While one of these is bound to be the Mahindra S101 (Mahindra XUV100), we believe the other is the facelift of the Mahindra Quanto compact SUV.

Mahindra XUV100 Mahindra S101 undisguised ad shoot
The Mahindra S101's rear and roofline details, along with the vehicle's wheel design, was exposed during a TVC shooting in Mumbai.

The upgraded Quanto is a substantial update to the Quanto. While the vehicle will receive a host of updates on the exterior and the interior, on the engine-side it is likely to receive the updated version of the 1.5-liter three-cylinder diesel engine that currently does duty on the Mahindra TUV300. The SUV is also confirmed to receive the Mahindra's autoSHIFT technology (AMT) that was displayed at the 2014 Auto Expo. The car shown also had regenerative braking technology.

Mahindra Quanto autoSHIFT AMT dashboard full view at Auto Expo 2014
At the 2014 Auto Expo, Mahindra had presented the Mahindra Quanto autoSHIFT version with an automated gearbox and upgraded interiors.

The other vehicle in question is the Mahindra S101 compact SUV, which is the company's second monocoque vehicle that is set to take on B-Segment hatchbacks from Maruti and Hyundai. Recently, the vehicle was spied with minimal camouflage revealing details about its rear and door designs.

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