IAB reader Vijayakumar sent us this snap of the Mahindra W201 testing in Bangalore city recently. Mahindra have been conducting years of on-road tests with the W201 and it is clearly to iron out every single niggle before the launch. The size and features on this SUV, referred internally as "Global SUV" connotes its upmarket positioning. Mahindra will position the W201 above the Scorpio and it will serve as a good alternative for Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour buyers.
Under the hood we expect the Scorpio's 2.2-liter CRDI engine coupled to both automatic and manual transmissions. The W201 is feature laden and with minor adjustments, it can be ready to sail overseas and be retailed in Ssangyong showrooms as well.