Mahindra XUV100 (S101) to launch in January 2016 - Report

12/11/2015 - 14:38 | ,  ,   | Anjan Ravi

A new petrol engine will mark its debut on the XUV100.

A report on MotorOctane states that the Mahindra S101 (which is expected to be called the Mahindra XUV100) will have its market launch in January 2016. According to the report, the S101 was expected to launch this calendar year, however, the company has pushed the launch to January as it tries to satisfy the demand for the TUV300.

Mahindra S101 camouflaged prototype rear quarter spied
The S101 is expected to have a starting price of INR 4 lakhs, ex-Showroom.

As reported earlier, the S101 will be based on an all-new front-wheel drive monocoque platform, which will underpin a range of cars in the future. This will be the second monocoque product to have been developed by Mahindra

Under the hood, the XUV100 will be powered by three-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. The diesel engine could be borrowed from the TUV300: a 1.5-liter unit capable of 84 bhp and 230 Nm of torque. The petrol engine though, is confirmed to be an all-new 1.2-liter engine. Both, manual and automated manual transmissions are expected on the XUV100.

Mahindra S101 IAB rendering
The S101 is expected to offer manual and automated manual transmissions.

Also read: Mahindra Bolero regains top-selling SUV spot in October 2015 – Report

The XUV100, according to a report, will be priced starting from around INR 4 lakhs, ex-Showroom, and will chiefly rival the Maruti Wagon R.

[Spyshots: Motor Octane]

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