Mahindra & Mahindra, the Indian UV manufacturer has recently confirmed launch of a new sub-compact SUV in India. Called ‘Mahindra S201’, the small SUV will be designed on the SsangYong Motor’s X100 platform, the same on which the Tivoli is designed. Recently, S201 was spotted on roads of Chennai during the testing. The spotted model looks like an early prototype covered in black and white camouflage. If media reports ate to be believed the S201 will have different styling.
Even though it will be sharing the platform with the Tivoli SUV, it will have a completely different design and styling. This compact SUV will be designed with ideas from SsangYong and Pininfarina- a renowned Italian car design house owned by M&M. This new model with come a new 1.5 liter TGDI petrol engine on which Mahindra & SsangYong are working together.
Expected to launch by 2018 or early 2019, the new engine will be available in the cars of both the brands. For diesel engine option, company can use the mHAWK 100 which is already being used in the Mahindra NuvoSport and TUV300.
Other than the Mahindra S201, the manufacturer is also working on a new U321 MPV and a new flagship model based on the XUV500 Aero concept. Also, the company will launch a patrol version of XUV500 and Scorpio.
Mahindra S201 India Competition
- Hyundai Creta
- Renault Duster
Mahindra S201 Expected Launch
As mentioned earlier, the S201 compact SUV might hit the Indian shores towards the end of 2018 or early 2019.
Mahindra S201 Price in India
- Variant Expected Price
- Base Model Rs 9 lakh
- Top Model Rs 13 lakh
In terms of pricing and positioning, the new Mahindra compact SUV will fit between the Mahindra NuvoSport and the Scorpio.