[tps_header]The Mahindra S101 was recently found testing on the Indian roads. This is the first time this car is seen in production guise.[/tps_header]
Mahindra since long time was concentrating on SUV’s and all the other sectors were left untouched by the company. The only small car from Mahindra in years was the Logan in collaboration with Renault. But, as soon as the partnership ended, both the companies were no longer benefited. Mahindra launched the Verito to replace Logan but failed to reach the masses. It currently sells the Verito and Verito Vibe in the non SUV segment. However, the two siblings will now be accompanied by the micro SUV or hatchback Mahindra S101 or the XUV 100 or KUV 100. This car is under extensive testing on Indian roads right now. Hence, spy shots of disguised Mahindra S101 keep on pouring in.
The car was again spied by team-bhp. But, this time in production guise. This is the first time we are seeing the production Mahindra S101 with very light camouflage. Or else, all the cars spied till now very heavily camouflaged. This spy shot reveals a lot. According to it, the crossover will get a curved rear windshield with a wiper. The rear windshield also shows three adjustable headrests in the rear.
It is also seen to have a wraparound body structure. The C-shaped tail lamps suit the car’s character. The rear bumper gets reflectors/fog lamps with a chrome touch around them. The tail lamps are also surrounded by chrome finish. The chrome touch are also expected to extend to the interiors around the center console, AC vents and the steering wheel. The rear also gets an integrated spoiler on the rear door. This car appears to be the top end version of the crossover.
The Mahindra S101 will be powered by a newly crafted 1.2-liter, three-cylinder, petrol engine and a 1.5-liter diesel engine. The diesel engine can be shredded version of the mHawk which powers the TUV 300. The crossover will be offered with 5-speed manual and an AMT unit. The AMT however is expected to be a offered only with the diesel motor.
Sources on the internet are expecting the Mahindra S101 in January before the Delhi Auto Expo. But, it will be safe to expect the car in or before the Auto Expo. It is most likely to be called XUV 100. It will compete with a Maruti Suzuki WagonR and other in the segment. The car is expected to priced at INR 4 lakhs.