Mahindra has been trying to create a buzz in the market about the subcompact SUV that it is bringing into the market.
The vehicle has been codenamed as S201. Mahindra would obviously be targeting the bestseller of the sub-4 metre SUV segment, the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.
The SUV has been spotted quite a few times on the Indian roads and gives a preview of the much-awaited model. Everyone is eager to see the car in real life aster the rendering images and the spy shots.
Mahindra S201 Compact SUV
The interesting thing about the SUV is that it might start a new trend for the brand. Mahindra vehicles have not been known to be appealing and stylish but S201 might be changing any such opinion.
Exterior – Mahindra S201
The S201 would be quite stylish and attractive and be different from the current models. The car is being based on the Tivoli X100 platform from SsangYong. The car has received a lot of design inputs from the famous design house Pininfarina now owned by Mahindra.
In line with the XUV500, the car should get a large front grille. The vertical slats designed in chrome would enhance the aggressiveness of the car. The car would also get projector headlamps and have LED DRLs.
There would be fog lamps integrated into the muscular front bumper. The car would be featuring bold and sporty alloy wheels. The side profile would be defined by the flared wheel arches. The glass area would be blackened and there would be turn indicator integrated ORVMs. The sporty roof rails would also add some character to the car.
Interior – Mahindra S201
It goes beyond saying that Mahindra would fill the S201 with an appealing and stylish interior. The car would feature a multi-purpose 3-spoke steering wheel. The analogue and digital display would be available in the instrument cluster. It could have some mood lighting, adding to the zing of the cabin.
The layered looking dashboard would also have a large touchscreen infotainment system. The Android Auto and the Apple carPlay would be introduced in the future cars. Also, the car would surely have the modern connectivity features. The size of the car ensures that there would be ample space for the occupants. The upholstery materials would feature high quality.
Engine- Mahindra S201
The Mahindra S201 should have both diesel and petrol engine options. The engine under the hood of the car could be a 1.5-litre engine churning out some good power. The power output is somewhere around 90 bhp and 120 bhp. The torque output is somewhere around 130 Nm and 150 Nm.
The diesel model would be receiving a 1.99-litre diesel engine that has been tried and tested. The engine would be gushing out 140 bhp of maximum power and a torque output of 320 Nm. There would be a 6-speed automatic transmission unit and a 5-speed manual unit. The mileage would be somewhere between 17 kmpl and 19 kmpl.
For obvious reasons, the Vitara Brezza from Maruti Suzuki would be the most obvious rival. The car currently leads the subcompact SUV market but Mahindra is now ready for the challenge.
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