Mahindra has interesting new launches to look forward to; the first source of excitement is the new Scorpio facelift. The car will sport new exteriors and interiors, with a modern twist. The new Scorpio will launch with a varied Scorpio identity that will be visible in its up market looks from its predecessor, retaining the proportion and size of the vehicle. The scheduled arrival date is end of September or early October.
Mahindra has formatted its future roadmap for 2015; there will be two compact SUV products, along with the company’s debut innovative engine. The new launches are S101 and 2016 Bolero. The new engine is expected to run on a potent 1.2 liter three cylinder mill developed on joint partnership basis along with Ssangyong.
It is interesting to learn of Mahindra’s new petrol venture, a top executive of the company made a statement saying, there were two factors hindering desired sale output. The price value between diesel and petrol cars has narrowed, and consumers are now more preferential towards compact utility vehicles. Mahindra is among the first to conquer depths of utility vehicle market, with spark best sellers such as XUV500, Quanto, Bolero and Scorpio. A company sources commented on the product development capacity of the firm saying, ‘’Mahindra does not have robust product equipment structure in compact utility vehicle market. The only selling product is Quanto, and the output is just 277 units every month.
Mahindra’s main area of focus with upcoming compact utility vehicles is forceful petrol engine. The company is conducting a rigorous testing operation on U301 which is the code name for 2016 Bolero and S101. The styling of S101 is imaginative and on the lines of modern advancement in design technology. The styling of hood is similar to Scorpio, the enhanced creativity lies in the two-box structure. The roof line is neatly styled and emits strong sporty waves and just flows smoothly downwards. The interior room will be vast enough to accommodate six to seven occupants. What out for few horizontal ridges on the doors.
The new Bolero will have an inventive styling which is a new form of Bolero architecture with toothy grille and arty front face styling. There is a spare wheel on tail gate, which is a continuation of its aggressive macho utility vehicle stature. The car is wide and tall and sports a typical street car image along with modern refurbishments. U301 will gather its storming energy from a powerful diesel 1.5 liter three cylinder engine with fiery twin turbochargers.
S101 and U301 are threats to their competition, the ace rivals of S101 are Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and Volkswagen Taigun. The expected price range is Rs 5 to 7 lakhs. Mahindra U301 will be a harsh contender to Chevrolet Tavera and Tata Sumo and will cost Rs 6 to 8 lakhs.
U301 and S101 are interesting new Mahindra vehicles to watch out for, and the two cars have distinctive characteristics, which is a new form of utility vehicle excitement.