Gets Chevy Beat-inspired pillar-mounted rear door handles.
A new test mule of the Mahindra S101 has been snapped that wears a new camouflage and a different set of alloy wheels compared to the prototypes spotted earlier.
Expected to be launched this fiscal, what could be named the Mahindra XUV100, is reported to be getting ready to compete in the entry-level B-segment at a price range that could start at INR 4 lakhs (ex-showroom). The competitors would include the Maruti Wagon R, the Chevrolet Beat, the upcoming Tata Kite and the like. The spyshots show that the S101 has C-pillar mounted door handles for the rear doors, which is a feature seen only on the Chevrolet beat in the Indian market.
The S101 (XUV100) will be powered by an all-new three-cylinder 1.2-liter petrol engine in addition to a three-cylinder 1.5-liter diesel engine. The diesel unit could be the mHawk 80 1.5-liter engine available on the TUV300 with a 5-speed manual and AMT unit.
[Spyshots: Motor Vikatan]