Mahindra S201 spotted during final testing, to go on sale next month

17/12/2018 - 12:40 | ,  ,   | Yatharth Chauhan

IAB reader Sankar S recently spotted a Mahindra S201 during its final testing. At the beginning of this month, Gaadiwaadi had come up with a batch of Mahindra S201 spy images that revealed the dashboard in full glory, thereby confirming that the interior mimics that of the Ssangyong Tivoli to a great extent.

Mahindra S201 Spy Shot
The S201 is attempting to offer the feature levels of an SUV from a segment above with its powerful turbocharged engines, sunroof, four disc brakes and dual automatic climate control.

In spite of being based on the Ssangyong Tivoli, the Mahindra's exterior will feature numerous unique elements at its front- and rear-end. Not just this, the new model will be slightly smaller. While the Ssangyong Tivoli measures 4,202 mm in length, its Mahindra-badged derivative will be shorter to circumnavigate the higher GST that is levied on vehicles with an overall length of more than four metres.

At its front-end, the Mahindra S201 will carry LED headlamps with U-shaped LED DRLs, signature six-slot grille, and a hexagonal air intake. At the rear, the model will feature a new tailgate with registration plate housing, and horizontally positioned LED taillamps.

The equipment list for the top-spec Mahindra S201 will include a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, dual-zone automatic climate control, engine start/stop button, an electric sunroof, and a multi-function steering wheel. Safety net on offer will encompass all-wheel disc brakes, front and rear parking sensors with rear-view camera, ABS with EBD, seven airbags, ESP, and ISOFIX child-seat mounts.

Mahindra S201 Interior Dashboard Spy Image
As reassured by the latest spy image, the interior of the Mahindra S201 will mirror that of the Ssangyong Tivoli with changes reserved to the colour choice.

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The Mahindra S201 will go on sale with a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.5-litre oil-burner that will be shared with the Marazzo. The latter outputs 121 bhp/300 Nm and comes mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The compact SUV will launch in January 2019 and is expected to cost at least INR 6.50 lakh (ex-showroom). Other than the Maruti Vitara Brezza, it will lock horns with the Ford EcoSport and Tata Nexon.

[Image Source: gaadiwaadi.com]

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