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S101 spied again and enthusiasts have discovered some more fascinating details

A fantastic new offering of Mahindra is S101, it is an exclusive new car, and was a sight of attraction for months in the form of spy shots. Car enthusiasts have captured the vehicle again, and this time many more intriguing details are revealed. From the nature of development, sources say the vehicle is ready to enter the production stage.

Mahindra S101 Spied rear camouflaged

Mahindra S101 Spied rear camouflaged

The spotted new S101 is heavily camouflaged, and it had radiating LED tail lights, it is the biggest threat to Renault Duster and Ford EcoSport. Mahindra is developing the car on a high-tech scale and it will be engineered on an advanced monocoque platform. Mahindra has for years been a pioneer of the utility vehicle market and its products are packed with style and efficiency. The popular ones are Scorpio, XUV500, Bolero, Xylo and Thar.

S101 is high on engine power, and the engines are newly developed ones, the potent engine line up consists of a 1.6 litre petrol and diesel engine, 1.5 litre petrol, 1.5 litre diesel, 1.0 litre petrol and 1.2 litre petrol and diesel power trains. As mentioned earlier, reports state the captured spy S101 is ready to enter the production stage, the earlier spied car revealed feature richness, and it has electronic stability programme, four airbags, electronic brake-force distribution and anti-lock braking system.

The design architecture of S101 draws inspiration from the all new Scorpio and XUV500, and the level of satisfaction and luxury is parallel to other Mahindra SUV products. The design of LCD Multi Function Display and instrument cluster of S101 is parallel to Scorpio VLX, and the design of steering wheel is similar to XUV500. The dashboard is professionally styled, but has minimal design cues, the gear level is fitted in centre console and the front compartment has an additional bench seat, which means it can accommodate not two but three occupants, inclusive of driver.

Mahindra aims to introduce a cost-effective pricing for S101, and according to reports, the company is targeting an initial rate that is somewhere less than Rs 4 lakh to fit the legalities of the increase in excise duty rates, and expect an average price range of Rs 4.10 lakhs. For months there have been extensive reports on S101, and it is a highly desirable new Mahindra sport utility vehicle to go after.

The known details of S1010 up till now are intriguing and the fascinating elements are inscribed on the fitment of front bench seat. The other interesting feature is the monocoque chassis engineering platform. As mentioned earlier Mahindra is a forerunner of the utility vehicle market, but its presence has diminished in recent times, the customer sentiment value is drifted towards Renault Duster and Ford EcoSport.

The whole country is mesmerized by the details of S101, and it is among the hottest new products of 2015. Analyzing the fact that the vehicle is production ready, the launch is likely to happen soon. For those keen to buy the car, it is a worthy purchase to explore a new never seen before SUV atmosphere.

The mystical and innovative S101 will have 2WD and new 1.2 litre petrol engine

Mahindra has a stunning new surprise for 2015, S101, for months there has been extensive reports on the car. It is a car that millions in India is waiting for, mainly because of the high-tech nature of development; it is built on an advanced monocoque body frame. The body frame will make it impressively aerodynamic. According to the latest reports about the vehicle, it is going to have a 1.2 litre petrol engine and also two wheel drive technology. It is a sub four meter SUV.

Mahindra S101 spied

Mahindra S101 spied

The car will be offered with a couple of engine options, a 1.5 litre diesel and 1.2 litre petrol mill. The power trains are coupled with five speed manual transmission gearbox, according to the latest news, Mahindra has finished working on the efficient 1.2 litre engine and it is a signature development, first incorporated into S101. The power transmission output is likely to be near the 90bhp range.

Mahindra is engineering S101 with signature elements; the structure of the dashboard is completely new, and different from the ones used in earlier vehicles. The inner room is going to be vastly spacious with five seats, different from the earlier model that had six seats. The ground clearance power of the car is 200mm. An important point to note about the 1.2 litre petrol engine is it is a newly developed mill.

S101 is a signature product of Mahindra, built on a joint partnership basis with the highly established South Korean firm Ssangyong. It is as exciting as it is new, and the magic is concentrated on the interiors. There are a couple of bench seats in front, along with a driver’s seat, how exhilarating and mystical does it sound. The middle compartment is spacious as well, and additional room can be gathered, by just lifting the central console and pushing the gear knob in front. The company has accommodated more seat belts to cater to the increased number of seats.

Many of us would believe that Mahindra is all set to beat the competition heat with S101, because of its unique and innovative developments. The 1.2 litre petrol engine and two wheel drive technology (2WD) will surely do the trick.  Mahindra has for years been a forerunner of the sport utility vehicle market, and it is its main area of specialization. The market share volume in this segment has expanded greatly over the past few years; Ford EcoSport and Renault Duster have elevated the buying spirit of ardent sport utility vehicle enthusiasts.

The public attention is now drifted towards Duster and EcoSport, and Mahindra is now set to create a bang with S101. It is going to be a hard one to beat, and the expected arrival period is sometime in mid 2015 and it is among the most reasonable purchases in the market priced at Rs 5.5 lakhs.

So much of exhilaration is concentrated on S101, in the months to come, many more new discoveries will be known along with the new 1.2 litre petrol engine and advanced two wheel drive technology. Car enthusiasts who are super excited by S101, it is going to be one of the most intriguing and luxurious new cars in the market.

The mysterious and fascinating S101 captured again in Chennai

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 S101 Spied rear camouflaged

Mahindra S101 Spied rear camouflaged

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.

The one of a kind and desirable S101 captured again

For months there have been tremendous reports on S101, a unique and big development of Mahindra, designed on a joint collaboration basis with Ssangyong. It’s a sight of amazement for car enthusiasts and was captured several times, at the moment it is codenamed S101, and the manufacturing is taking place at Mahindra’s renowned research and development (R and D) unit in Chennai.

Mahindra S101 Spied rear camouflaged

Mahindra S101 Spied rear camouflaged

It is a below four meter model, and sits on a novel monocoque platform base, S101 is an exciting and one of a kind piece of development, and according to reports, it is going to be the second most attractive car in the market after Scorpio. The car was captured yet again, in completely camouflaged state, and the intriguing piece of discovered information is, it is a big source of XUV500 inspiration.

S101 was spotted camouflaged for months, and will be positioned between Quanto MPV and Scorpio SUV. There are diesel and petrol engines to choose from, the diesel car will run on 1.5 litre capacity and the petrol model will move on 1.2 litre engine and the two engines will be linked to five speed manual gearbox.

Mahindra is incorporating a new theory of design development into S101; it is a differently designed compact SUV. It will sport a clamshell type of bonnet, and the design on the whole is pretty futuristic. The layout of the hood is pretty fascinating as well, and a replication of Scorpio, packed with higher level of styling density. The exterior fascination lies in the two box design, which means parts of the inner space is compromised.

An important point to take note of with S101 is, the newness with regard to design, the roofline is aggressively sporty, and freely moves downwards, and it will not affect the headroom space. The shoulder line looks amazingly trendy and will be stuffed with a couple of horizontal creased, to create a bigger mirage than its actual dimension. Mahindra has confirmed that it is going to be a six to seven seat vehicle. The wheels and tires are small, compared to the measurement of the car. Inside there will be six to seven seats, and Mahindra’s vision with the car is to offer an impressive ride quality.

According to reports the vehicle appears to be more of a hatchback than SUV, and also expect an admirable mileage output. The pricing of S101 is in accordance with customer desirability, the initial price is Rs 6.5 lakhs, more affordable than Ford EcoSport, and the most loaded model costs Rs 8.5 lakhs.

Mahindra is a forerunner of the utility vehicle market, and for years it has had a competitive edge over its automobile counterparts. Despite its supremacy in the segment, the firm is concerned about the present and upcoming competition, mainly because of the increased cut-throat competition over the past years, a consequence of the harshness of macro-economic downturn. S101 is a car to look forward to, it is packed with an overload of SUV newness, the best way to start the car, and the expected arrival period is 2015 March.

Mahindra & Mahindra’s planned upcoming vehicles for India

India’s leading utility vehicle maker, Mahindra & Mahindra is facing tough competition, as all the other car majors seem to be interested in the UV segments. India has been always a tough vehicle loving market, and it is very natural on the context of the very bad road conditions of the country. The roads in India pose as big challenges for the vehicles, as they are mostly rough, unpredictable and badly maintained. Roads on the remote parts of India are even more hostile making it necessary to travel in rough and tough and reliable vehicles. Nowadays, even the city dwellers are leaning towards the SUVs, and to cater to these demands the car majors are pouring in compact SUV models that offer the convenience of both city cars as well as SUVs. Thus, the market competition is really spiraling.  Moreover, Mahindra does not currently have any able compact SUV model in the market and its only compact offering the Quanto has lost its initial charm.

Mahindra S101 Spy front mid seat

Mahindra S101 Spy front mid seat

Mahindra & Mahindra being the SUV leader of its home market certainly does not wish to fall behind in the increasing competition and thus it is ready with a slew of new models to be launched in the Indian market in the next few years. Mahindra certainly has huge plans and has many UV models in its schedule, as the Indian car major itself says that it has got car launches planned for as far as the year 2020. The car major is also building many new platforms and a new family of petrol and diesel engine. However, we only know of few very important upcoming vehicles from Mahindra that are expected to come in the next year.

First in line comes the Mahindra S101, which has been long in news. This one is going to be the primary compact SUV contender from Mahindra & Mahindra that will go against the likes of the very popular Ford Ecosport. This still codenamed upcoming SUV from Mahindra is going to be a sub-4 meter compact SUV that will get excise duty benefits and thus is expected to come with great aggressive price tag. It is going to come with a seating capacity of 6 occupants thanks to its front bench type seat. It is also going to be a feature-rich SUV and is expected to get an up-market style inspired from the XUV500. The S101 is expected to launch towards the beginning of next year.

Followed by the S101, the next-gen Mahindra Bolero is expected to hit the Indian market. The all new Bolero is internally codenamed as project U301. The all new Bolero MUV is expected to be greatly improved vehicle similar to that of the new-gen Scorpio. It is going to come in two sizes this time around, one full-sized and the other a compact sub-4 meter variant.

Mahindra & Mahindra is also said to be working on a next-gen Quanto or a Quanto replacement that will be based on the new Scorpio’s platform. It is also expected to get new engines to fight better in the market.

Cost of S101 revealed at Rs 3.99 lakhs

Mahindra is working on a new S101 SUV; it is among the most sought after upcoming cars, built on a joint partnership basis with Ssangyong. So much is written about the car, and the unanswered question was the price, news of the average price of the car has been exposed and it is expected to cost Rs 3.99 lakhs.

Mahindra S101 Spied rear camouflaged

Mahindra S101 Spied rear camouflaged

S101 is an exclusive car which has a design structure that is varied from many of its kind. The styling is modern with clam shell bonnet architecture; it is a two box vehicle which means the interior space is going to be constrained. There is not much of a compromise on the headroom area, the roofline will slope downwards towards the rear, the shoulder line will be sharp and the doors will have slight horizontal creases which make add a bigger length dimension to the vehicle compared to the current measurement. The size of tires and wheel is smaller against the capacity of the car. The exciting element of S101 is the design, it is a SUV, but has the visuals of a hatchback, which implies an impressive mileage power.

Mahindra will incorporate S101 with a robust engine structure, the company is developing a seven power train family, all of it engineered on the same platform, and the variables are fuel, and displacement powers. The variants will have 1.2 liter petrol and diesel engines, a 1.5 liter diesel mill and 1.6 liter diesel engine. There will also be an additional 1.0 liter and 1.5 liter petrol engine. The average energy efficiencies churned by the engines are 240Nm and 100bhp.

The interiors of S101 is as distinctive as the exteriors, the front compartment has three bench seats, which is going to excite the crowd to no end. There is also a three spoke steering wheel fitted with audio controls, a polished instrument cluster that is likely to have a dial-inside-dial theme adopted from XUV500, there is also a multi-information display that showcases relevant information on mileage, tripmeter and so on. The air con vents are rectangular in shape, and the gearlever merged with dashboard to accommodate the bench seats. There is a world class music system and the most loaded car will have an automatic climate control unit.

Mahindra is a forerunner of the SUV market, for years the firm has developed class performing models such as XUV500, Bolero, Scorpio and Quanto. Although the company has the SUV supremacy engraved in it, it has to be wary of the current and upcoming competition, when launched, it’s one of a kind design structure is going to make it a threat to Tata Nixon, Volkswagen Taigun and Ford Ecosport. The car will also compete with the forthcoming Hyundai ix25 and Maruti Suzuki XA Alpha cars.

For months, so much of excitement is centered on S101; it’s got a new design twist, and certainly a potential threat to its competition. The description of the car is mysterious and inspiring, and what is even more exciting is the price of Rs 3.99 lakhs.

The upcoming Mahindra S101 gets spied again – rear design details

The new upcoming Mahindra S101 has surely created a record for getting spied innumerable times for a long time now. The new upcoming sub-4 meter SUV from the house of the Indian car major Mahindra & Mahindra is still known by its codename S101 and is continuing its tests on the Indian roads. The upcoming Mahindra baby SUV is expected to finally have its long awaited market launch in early 2015.

Mahindra S101 spied

Mahindra S101 spied

The Mahindra S101 has yet again got spied which it was religiously following its tests schedule prior to its official market launch. The compact SUV has now caught from the rear side. Though the SUV maintains its thick veil of camouflages, it can be easily ascertained that Mahindra is not going to make this baby SUV look like the traditional full-fledged SUV models. It has already been reported earlier that the S101 is going to look more like the modern hatchbacks considering its small size and its urban vehicle status. The S101 is going to be primarily an urban vehicle along with raised ground clearance and great rough road handling capabilities like any good SUV. However, on the whole it is going to look more like a hatchback, and its rear part indicates towards the same. The veiled rear part of the spied S101 surely points that it is going to come with city car stance rather than that of a tough SUV.

The upcoming Mahindra S101 being a sub-4 meter vehicle is also going to get excise duty benefits from the Indian government and thus, is going to be priced highly competitively. According to the sources, Mahindra is trying hard to offer the vehicle with the lowest possible price tag that should completely awe-struck the Indian SUV buyers. It is being speculated that the S101 could be tagged as low as a starting Rs. 3.99 lakhs. Moreover, despite this incredible low price tag, the S101 is expected to be an up-market vehicle loaded with a plethora of alluring premium features.

If the Indian car major can really make the S101 a superbly packed premium baby SUV with an unbelievable low price tag, then it will surely simply kill the competition from its market rivals. Mahindra’s S101 is primarily an answer to the very popular Ford EcoSport. The compact SUV segment of India is soon going to get many more upcoming models including, Maruti XA Alpha, Volkswagen Taigun, Tata Nexon and many more.

The new upcoming Mahindra S101 compact SUV is speculated to offer great many features including, rear A.C vents, cruise control, electrically adjustable OVRMs, pushbutton start/stop system, up-market upholstery and more. It is also expected to be designed attractively taking styling cues from the much larger premium Mahindra XUV500. Another great USP of the upcoming S101 will be its seating capability. While the SUV will be a sub-4 meter compact vehicle, it will have the capacity to accommodate 6 people in its cabin, thanks to its bench type front seat resulting in 3+3 seating arrangement.

S101 and next generation Bolero are amazing cars to look forward to in 2015

Mahindra S101 Spied rear camouflaged

Mahindra S101 Spied rear camouflaged

S101 and next-generation Bolero are compact sport utility vehicles (SUV’s) scheduled to launch in 2015. The cars are engineered on a new innovative platform, and both are sub four meter SUV’s. S101 is a micro SUV and the next-generation Bolero is christened U301.

S101 is developed on a joint partnership basis with Mahindra and Ssangyong, the engine development is new as well, which is a 1.2 liter petrol engine that will be fitted into S101 and U301. The diesel car will run on a 1.5 liter engine also fitted into Quanto. U310 and S101 are exciting new cars to look forward to; car enthusiasts have captured test mules of both models.

S101 is going to an intriguing car; it’s packed with one of kind elements rarely visible on the present range of SUV’s. The styling of the bonnet is an extraordinary clamshell type filled with modern cues. The nature of hood scoop is more muscular, the car is engineered into a fashionable two box structure and sources are clear on the abundant interior room which is going to make it a threat to its competition. The sporty type of roofline will flow downwards, which means decreased head room space, and take note of few cutting-edge horizontal creases that adds additional length to the car. The dimension of wheel is relatively compared to the overall dimension of the vehicle. It is expected to move on a power packed mileage.

S101 is a new form of SUV excitement and will be offered in the innovative 3+3 seating configuration. The exhilaration lies in the bench seat tucked in the front, and to accommodate sufficient space to fit in three occupants the position of gear shift lever is stacked on dashboard to enhance the level of space. According to the buzz Mahindra may consider building a automated manual transmission gearbox (AMT)

Bolero is a high selling utility vehicle of Mahindra, the new U301 Bolero car will replace the present ageing car. The vehicle is a product of new innovation evident with the vision to construct a hydroformed ladder frame chassis. The SUV will be constructed with an intense level of aggressiveness and power and will captivate its customers to the core. It is the perfect upcoming product for the adventure crazy demographic.

The forthcoming Bolero will arrive in a greater feature package with new muscular bumper, and slender front grille, the sophisticated rear has crystal clear tail lights. The new headlights will emit clear illumination, and the ground clearance value is 180m.

The interior of new Bolero will have newly styled seats, electronic shift transfer case and dashboard panel. The inner space is vast to tuck in seven occupants, and there are ample storage spots on the central console to stuff magazines, pens and all kinds of items.

Mahindra keen to refresh its product range

Mahindra has recently refreshed its age old Scorpio, the car has been on the scene for over ten years.  The company launched the new Scorpio facelift in September, and within four days post launch, 3,000 vehicles were booked. Despite the instant success, Mahindra is considering a strategy that will involve quick refreshed models of its cars.

2015 Mahindra S101 Front view

2015 Mahindra S101 Front view

The head of automotive division of Mahindra, Pawan Goenka commented on the expected future performance of the new Scorpio facelift and said, ‘’ the car will remain a success only if it generates impressive outcomes consistently for at least a few more years from now, till the investment revenues are recovered. ‘’

Scorpio is among the popular models of the stables of Mahindra, and also a high-selling SUV in India. The car has been a steady performer all through the years; Mahindra has however not witnessed desirable outcomes with its famous Bolero utility vehicle. It is the most popular utility vehicle of Mahindra, but its sale performance has been rather inconsistent, with an 11% sale decline.

Scorpio and Bolero are steady profit gainers for Mahindra, and the two cars contributed 65% of overall utility vehicle sales. Although the company has gained significant sale volumes with Scorpio and Bolero, Goenka is of the firm view that it is difficult to revisit the success of Scorpio at witnessed twelve years ago. The market share volume of utility vehicle dipped recently, according to a data provided by (SIAM) Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers the decline fell to 37% from 55%.

Mahindra is a pioneer of the utility vehicle market, the competition levels in this segment has increased lately, contributed by the arrival of Nissan Terrano, Ford EcoSport and Renault Duster, it is not just the competition that has hindered the profit making ability of Mahindra recently, the firm has not enhanced its utility vehicle product launch portfolio recently, within a long span of 24 months.

Honda too has invested majorly in the utility vehicle segment with the launch of Mobilio MPV. It is an instant success and a threat to Maruti Suzuki Ertiga MPV, which is a strong contender to Mahindra Xylo. The consumer preference levels in the SUV space has recently drifted towards Renault Duster and Ford EcoSport, and lesser attention was paid on Mahindra products.

Mahindra has built its SUV’s with a typical rugged appearance; different from the recent products from Renault and Ford that have brought in modernized SUV’s covered with impeccable shine visible on Duster and EcoSport. The market is getting filled with products from Tata Motors, Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Volkswagen and General Motors. Mahindra is among the first to capture vast shares of SUV segment, the competition has just bulked up recently, to flow with the battle tide, the company has recently launched the new Scorpio facelift with a more modernized covering from the past.

The new Scorpio facelift is a well groomed model of the past, and sports a more professional design. Mahindra is working on a refreshed Bolero car as well, with the same strategy to enhance design professionalism. Let’s watch out for many more of such refreshes.

The next-gen Bolero and S101 mini SUV caught testing together; new interior details

The Indian SUV leader Mahindra & Mahindra is very busy working on several new models in order to beat growing market competition and to reinstate its leading position in its home market. Among the number of new vehicles in the pipeline from the house of Mahindra, the mostly spied S101 compact SUV has been regularly in news for over two years now. The S101 was joined pretty recently by another new Mahindra vehicle, the next generation Bolero which is supposed to come this time around along with its compact counterpart as well. Both these upcoming Mahindra vehicles have been spied many times. And now, new set of spy images have been posted on the internet that reveals both the vehicles testing side by side.

Mahindra S101 spied

Mahindra S101 spied

The next generation Mahindra Bolero which is codenamed as the U301 and the company’s new compact SUV codenamed S101 have been caught while the vehicles were testing together. Not only the two vehicles were spied together, but the new set of spy pictures also throw light on the new details of these two vehicles’ interiors.

Bothe the all new Bolero and the S101 baby SUV are scheduled to launch next year. While the S101 is expected to launch within the first quarter of 2015, the next-en Bolero is going to launch sometime later in the year. The S101 is going to get powered by the newly developed engine range of the company which is going to debut under the hood of the S101 next year, while the next-gen Bolero is also expected to feature them. Among a family of new petrol and diesel engines from Mahindra, the S101 is going to get the new 1.2 liter petrol and diesel motors.

Now, coming to the new set of spy images and the revelation they make about the vehicles’ interiors. As per the spy shots, the next-gen Bolero is likely to feature a newly designed dashboard along with a new central console, new rectangular shaped AC vents and a new three spoke steering wheel. The vehicle is also going to get a bigger screen infotainment system. The fully camouflaged test mule of the Bolero is surely expected to come with new styling, but the overall shape of the vehicle says that the basic design language of the SUV will be retained. The Bolero is also expected to come this time with two body sizes, namely a full sized version and a new sub-4 meter compact version.

The S101 is Mahindra’s first full-fledged sub-4 meter SUV contender to fight in the country’s increasingly popular compact SUV market. It is likely to feature steering wheel mounted controls for the infotainment system and auto climate control among others.

Post its market launch, the new upcoming Mahindra S101 will be rivaling with Ford EcoSport and the upcoming Volkswagen Taigun and Tata Nexon. The S101 is expected to be competitively tagged in a price range of around Rs. 5 to Rs. 7 lakh.