Mahindra’s huge launch for 2015 is S101; the vehicle was captured several times by car enthusiasts, and was sighted again in Chennai outskirts, in an interesting location close to Chengalpet. It was a sight of attraction for months, as soon as the first disguised vehicle was captured, and the expected arrival period is March.
Mahindra and Mahindra an established Indian based firm is a power house of the utility vehicle market. S101 is built on a joint collaboration basis with Ssangyong, and it is a representation of new design development, built on an advanced monocoque structure, also incorporated into XUV500. It is a crossover vehicle and according to sources some of its developments are parallel to Quanto.
S101 is a one of a kind forthcoming SUV car, for months the vehicle was captured in a heavily disguised state, and the trend has been carried on for months. Passer by’s have not been able to predict the deep characteristics of the model, and from the little pieces available, car enthusiasts have discovered the make shift tail and head light features, which indicates that the car is still in initial testing stages.
The interior is expected to be as magical as the exteriors, and customers will be alarmed by the inner space. S101 will sport a tall stance which means sufficient headroom space, and what is even more exciting is the bench type of front seat, and it will have professionally designed centre console fitted gear stick.
Customers will have the liberty to choose from diesel and petrol engines, expected to move on 1.2 litre capacity. According to the buzz, Mahindra is building a range of engines for S101, on a joint collaboration basis with esteemed Korean firm SsangYong. The power trains will be linked to six speed and five speed gearboxes and the power will flow to front wheels.
The market share volume of the compact sport utility vehicle market in India has flourished rapidly over the past years. A considerable amount of growth has taken place mainly on the back of two products from Renault and Ford such as Duster and EcoSport respectively. Although Mahindra is a pro of the sport utility vehicle market, it has to be concerned about the current and upcoming competition. The forthcoming grand SUV developments are Maruti Suzuki XA Alpha, Hyundai ix25, Honda CR-V facelift and new Ford Endeavour.
S101 is surely among the hottest upcoming cars in the market, and every aspect about it is intriguing, from the signature exterior architecture, unique interior development and a series of potent engines. For months, Mahindra captivated the crowd with the known characteristics of S101, and it is a mysterious and fascinating new car. It is just a few months wait to the actual launch, and it will be exciting to view the vehicle in showrooms. It would be equally thrilling to test drive the car, particularly with the fitment of front bench seats. Let’s await many more exhilarating details of the car, and get totally awe-inspired.