Spied - Mahindra W201's ginormous wheel arch

05/07/2011 - 04:10 | ,  ,   | Shrawan Raja

Let's go to the crux of the matter. Spied for the 2,000th times, the Mahindra W201 shows a design feature exclusive to this SUV. Look at the supplementary (or faux) rear wheel arch above the actual one. The pronounced curve brushes the glass area and extends into the rear door.

Mahindra W201 rearMahindra W201 front

Mahindra is still testing the W201 with a fair bit of camouflage but beneath the clutter is a product that is market ready. The timing for the W201's unveiling is now at the "any day now" point. We've not had the fortune of seeing this car devoid of any camouflage. The combination of spy shots and Shoeb's renderings however present us with a solid idea of what to expect.

As you can see from the spy shots, the front fascia will have inward tilting stalactites-like grille with a matt finish in some variants. The Global SUV will have projector headlamps and the tail lamps will be like a water heater. The overall profile is not a carryover of the Scorpio. The design is more rounded and the car appears a lot wider and closer to the road.

Are you waiting with bated breath for an extraordinarily new powertrain? Stop reading! The Scorpio's mHawk engine (2.2L 138bhp/320Nm) will provide motive force to this big-size SUV backed by the same 5-speed manual gearbox.

What still remains a mystery is the price. Will Mahindra price the W201 between 12-14 lakh rupees?

[Source - Turbosandpistonz.com]

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