SPIED: Mahindra S201 Compact SUV Expected India Launch Date, Prices, Details, Features, Tech Specs, and Images

New Mahindra S201 compact SUV based on Tivoli - spy images, expected launch date, tech specs, prices, images and all the details

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Update 6: Two cars were spotted testing side to side on the Ghodbunder road in Mumbai, Maharashtra. These cars were spotted by our reader Udayan Chakraborty. A side picture shows a rather weird combination of wheels, while the front wheel is a steel wheel, we see a 5-spoke alloy at the rear end. The cars bear similar TN state temporary registration plates seen on the test mules.

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S201 Spied Ghodbunder side front
S201 Spied Ghodbunder rear

Update 5: We bring you more images of the Mahindra S201 which was spotted on NH16, Vizag, Andhra Pradesh, sent by our reader Sudheer Kotipalli. Seen on the car a new alloy wheel which would suggest the car was a top end variant. Two cars were undergoing a test run together in this instance.

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Update 4: More images of the upcoming Mahindra S201 continue to emerge as the car maker tests the vehicle before starting the production. The latest spy images come from Chennai-Tindivanam highway where it was spotted by one of our readers, Sohil Sakaria. The test mule in the latest images is most likely a mid- or top-spec variant as it appears to run on alloy wheels instead of steel rims. Check out the newest spy images of Mahindra’s upcoming compact SUV codenamed S201:

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Update 3: We’ve received more spy images of the upcoming Mahindra S201 courtesy our reader, Naveenkumar Dharmar. The latest spy images reveal the interior of the upcoming Mahindra S201. As seen in the images, the upcoming Mahindra S201 will feature a touchscreen infotainment system, and a Push Start/Stop button. The gear-stick also reveals that the S201 will feature a six-speed gearbox. Check out the latest spy images below:

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Update2: Motoroids reader, Prashoy spotted the base variant of the compact SUV somewhere in Tamil Nadu. The S201, as seen in the spy images, sports steel wheels and misses the rear wiper which hints that it is the lower variant of the compact SUV.

Mahindra S201 Compact SUV – Spied In Tamil Nadu (3)

Previously, the S201 was spotted with production spec components like the tail light and allow wheels.

Mahindra S201 Compact SUV – Spied In Tamil Nadu (2)

Aimed to rival the likes of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon and Ford EcoSport, the new Mahindra compact SUV, codenamed S201 is expected to arrive in the Indian market in 2018. We may see the first glimpse of the compact SUV at the upcoming 2018 Auto Expo in Delhi while the launch may happen in the second half of the year. While we wait for any official details, here’s what we know about the Mahindra S201 Compact SUV.

Update1: Motoroids reader and fan Balamurali RB has shared fresh new spy images of the Mahindra S201 compact SUV. The vehicle was caught testing near Tumkur toll plaza. The spied vehicle is the base variant, evident by the fact that it has steel rims and some very basic looking headlamps. Mahindra seems keen on launching the S201 at an attractive price, and take on the likes of the Brezza and Nexon which have been quietly nibbling at its market share in the compact SUV segment.

Mahindra S201 Compact SUV Spy Image (1)

The new vehicle will share its proportions and most of the body with the Ssangyong Tivoli, which is the donor model, however, there will be some changes to bring it in line with the Mahindra ethos. The projector headlamps seen on the Tivoli have given way to a simple halogen bulb and reflector set up in the base variant of the car. The more expensive version may get projectors with DRLs though.

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At the rear, the vehicle gets wide haunches, wide tyres, and a big bumper with a high loading lip. The S201 test mule was draped in heavy camouflage with faux tail-lamps. While the vehicle seems to be watered down in terms of exterior appearance, clear similarities can be seen between the test mule and the Tivoli with side profile and the shape of the windows being an exact replica of the Tivoli. The radiator grille will likely remain slim as the original vehicle, though it’ll be slightly wider than the one on the Tivoli. The test vehicle gets plastic under cladding running all around along with high ground clearance and a very square, boxy, SUV-ish appearance to underline its go-anywhere capability.

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Mahindra S201 Expected Prices

As aforementioned, the Mahindra S201 will compete against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon and Ford EcoSport so expect the prices to hover between INR 7-9 lakh (ex-showroom) for the base model.


Mahindra S201 Expected Launch Date

We will most probably see the new S201, along with rest of the 2018 Mahindra line-up, at the upcoming Auto Expo in Delhi. The India launch will most likely take place in the second half of 2018.

Mahindra S201 Features and Details

The Mahindra S201 will share its underpinnings with SsangYong Tivoli. Mahindra S201 may also borrow styling cues from the SsangYong compact SUV although with the character of its own big SUVs such as the XUV500 and the Scorpio such as the trademark grille and projector headlamps with LED DRLs. The compact SUV will most likely arrive in five-seater version while a seven-seater version will follow it later.


Interior is expected to feature premium features such as touchscreen infotainment system which will most likely be Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatible, rain sensing wipers, and a sunroof.

Mahindra S201 Engine and Performance

While the details are scarce and we’d most likely get concrete data once the vehicle is unveiled at the 2018 Auto Expo, rumours suggest that the compact SUV will gets a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder petrol and 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder diesel engines. The petrol powered version will gets a maximum power output of 140PS while the oil burner will be tuned for 100PS. Both variants are expected to receive manual and automatic transmission options.

Mahindra S201 Safety

The safety net is expected to comprise of dual airbags and ABS as standard.

Mahindra S201 Technical Specifications

Petrol Engine:

  • Displacement: 1,198cc
  • Number Of Cylinders: Three
  • Maximum Power: 140 PS
  • Transmission: Manual or Automatic

Diesel Engine

  • Displacement: 1,498cc
  • Number Of Cylinders: Three
  • Maximum Power: 100 PS
  • Transmission: Manual or Automatic

Mahindra S201 Video

Check out the S201 along with rest of the 2018 Mahindra Line-Up in the video below:

Note: Images of SsangYong Tivoli used for representation purpose only

Mahindra S201 Image Gallery

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