Mahindra S101 spied; looks closer to production than ever

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The upcoming Mahindra S101 (codename) compact SUV has been caught testing yet again, this time  by reader Parikshit Deshpande on the outskirts of Pune.  The sub-4 meter long S101 will be the upcoming TUV300’s city slicking cousin, and will be more of a soft roader, rather than a full-blooded SUV.

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. Only the rear end has been spied, and reveals the production-spec, horizontal wraparound taillamps, a roof mounted spoiler, and a compact rear window, while the rear bumper gets a pair of reflectors on either side.

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The interiors of the S101 will feature an unique 3+3 layout, rendering it to the first compact SUV to seat 6. The front seat has a foldable middle section that can be dropped flat when not in use. Other notable features will include steering mounted controls, electrically foldable mirrors, and a touchscreen equipped infotainment system. See the S101’s interiors here.

The S101 could be powered by the same mHawk80 diesel engine that’ll debut on the TUV300, along with a new, small 1.2-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine jointly developed with SsangYong. Power will be sent to the front axle via an AMT gearbox through to the 185/65 R15 tires.

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  • If only the fan who shared these images had more of them. Nice to be sarcastic sometimes, but it’s not like a test mule poses in front of us and allows us to take images from every angle we like. We share with our audience whatever is available. Next time we get the front and side images, we’ll share those with you as well. Keep writing! 🙂

  • varun says:

    IMO you should upload 8 more pics of the rear for us to better understand the architecture of the car and also get an idea of the front and side.