The Mahindra S101 compact SUV (XUV100) has been spied again, but this time the interiors have been revealed to a certain extent. The sub-4 meter long S101 will be the upcoming TUV300’s softer cousin, with crossover like intents. The car is based on an all-new monocoque platform newly developed by M&M and will be launched later this year to compete primarily against the Ford Ecosport.
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The dashboard looks well appointed, with piano black trim, and faux silver inserts around the center console and the steering wheel. The center console has a distinctive layout, with vertically aligned HVAC controls that make way for the gear lever which is mounted in the middle of the console to create legroom for the front, middle occupant – the S101 will seat three in the front row, a la Datsun Go.
The S101 will be the first compact SUV which will accommodate six people with a 3+3 layout. The front seat has a foldable middle section that can be dropped flat when not in use. The second row, however, doesn’t feature AC vents. Other visible features include steering controls, electrically foldable mirrors, a touchscreen equipped infotainment system, an AMT gearbox and 185/65 R15 tires.
The XUV100 could be powered by the same mHawk80 diesel engine that’ll debut on the TUV300, along with a new, small capacity petrol engine (1.2-litre) jointly developed with SsangYong.
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