Mahindra is all out in the open and testing their joint rambles on the roads. Yes, new spyshots of Mahindra’s S101 compact SUV has surfaced over the web again, this time clearer!
Shared by Motor Vikatan at their Facebook page, these are the best pictures of S101 on the roads testing. It is spotted along with a convoy Scorpio and we can clearly make out the significant height difference of S101. S101 is the codename give to this compact SUV which will be Mahindra’s shot at the burgeoning compact SUV segment which is about to see the entry of the gamechanger, EcoSport.
Currently, this mule appears to be at a very initial phase of testing and has dummy parts fixed onto its body. Neither is the current headlamp nor the tail lamp will belong to the production car. We can clearly see a huge gap in the front headlamps and the body lines give away the place holder for swaying trapezoidal headlamp that will take its place. This mule is hidden and camouflaged to the core and doesn’t reveal even slightest of its body creases.
Body proportions are big hatch-like with a falling roofline at the rear. S101 will be Mahindra’s second monocoque car after XUV5OO and is being built grounds-up unlike Quanto! S101 is expected to share its 1.5L 3 cylinder 100PS diesel engine from Quanto and it is also expected to get a few other engine options which Mahindra is developing. There will also be a petrol version on offer.
The good news is that the car is out in the open from the closed confines of their R&D center but the bad news is that it might still take a couple of years for Mahindra to bring it to the showrooms, going by the earlier trends!
Meanwhile, could you notice anything that we have have missed?
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Pics Credit: Motor Vikatan @ FB