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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.

The Mahindra S101 readying up to challenge great hatchbacks – Spied next to Maruti Swift

The Mahindra S101 is certainly one of the most spied upcoming vehicles in India, as the compact SUV keeps on getting spied regularly while going about its test rounds that has been going on for around two years now. The compact SUV from the house of Mahindra & Mahindra has been recently caught doing its test rounds on the Indian roads while a Maruti Swift happened to be driving next to it in the traffic. This image certainly offers a very early accurate idea of what the Mahindra S101 is actually going to look like next to the Maruti Suzuki Swift.

Mahindra S101 spied

Mahindra S101 spied

Wondering why the Mahindra S101 compact SUV is being compared to the Maruti Swift hatchback? This is because the Mahindra S101 is not only going to give a tough fight to the likes of the Ford Ecosport, but also to some of the top compact hatchbacks in the country, as the S101 is going to be a under-4 meter vehicle.

The Mahindra S101 is slotted to launch next year, post which it is expected to give tough competition to the models such as the Swift, as the S101’s design is also going to be more like hatchbacks and it is going to be affordably priced as well in the range of around Rs. 5 lakhs.

The Mahindra S101 being a sub-4 meter compact SUV will feature a slopping roofline and come with more hatchback like styling and not look like a boxy conventional SUV. It is going to be great city car with its compact proportions, while it is also going to offer the tough off-road capabilities and high seating position of a SUV. Thus, the S101 is going to offer the benefits of both a compact hatchback and a quality SUV.

Moreover, the Mahindra S101 is also going offer the seating arrangement to accommodate 6 people including the driver, despite its compact proportions. It features a bench type front seat accommodating three people at the front of the vehicle’s cabin, while the gear lever is placed on the dashboard to offer ample amount of legroom at the front.

Under the hood, Mahindra S101 will debut Mahindra’s newly developed 1.2 liter petrol and a 1.2 liter diesel engine. The compact SUV will offer an extensive range of great equipments and safety features. It is going to be sturdy SUV as it is going be based on an entirely new monocoque platform offering great performance and body strength and stability.

Nothing much is yet known about the upcoming S101’s exterior design language, but it is speculated to take inspiration from the Mahindra XUV500 premium SUV. The still codenamed S101 is also speculated to be called the XUV300. It is said to be offering great style and premium feel to compete with the very popular hatchbacks like the Maruti Swift and Hyundai Grand i10. The S101’s direct market competitors will be the Ford EcoSport, Volkswagen Taigun and Tata Nexon compact SUVs.

What we know about the Mahindra S101 compact SUV – launch details, new petrol mill, expected price

The Mahindra S101 compact SUV has been in the news for long, as this is a proper baby SUV contender from the Indian SUV leader and has been getting spied regularly while doing test rounds. Till now we know quite a few details about this new baby SUV from the house of Mahindra & Mahindra which is still codenamed as the S101. Though the SUV has always been spotted with full body camouflages, the eagle eyes of the spy photographers have already revealed many details about this upcoming vehicle.

Mahindra S101 Spied rear camouflaged

Mahindra S101 Spied rear camouflaged

To begin with, the Mahindra S101 will be a sub-4 meter SUV in order to compete in the highly popular and emerging mini SUV segment in India and will fight directly with the very successful Ford Ecosport. The sub-4 meter length of the S101 will also allow Mahindra to avail the tax benefits and thus, offer the vehicle in an aggressive price range of Rs. 5 to Rs. 7 lakh.

Mahindra S101 is expected to launch in the Indian car market in the first half of 2015. The SUV is based on an entirely new monocoque platform that has been developed from ground up. Though an affordably priced mini SUV, the S101 is expected to offer premium look and feel with great features such as steering wheel mounted controls for the infotainment system, auto climate-control and plush interior materials. The S101 is also going to get impressive safety measures including four airbags, ABS, EBD and electronic stability programme.

It has also been confirmed by the latest spy pictures of the vehicle that the previously speculated 3+3 seating arrangement is indeed going to be offered by the Mahindra S101. The vehicle has been recently spied with a bench type front seat that will accommodate 3 adults in the front seat including the driver. The vehicle also has a dashboard mounted gear lever to accommodate the bench type front seat and to offer ample amount of front legroom.

When under the hood specifications are concerned, the speculations have now been confirmed by Mahindra & Mahindra itself. The S101 compact SUV will get a newly developed 1.2 liter petrol motor under its hood from Mahindra’s new family of engines. Besides the new 1.2 liter petrol engine, the SUV is also expected to get a 1.5 liter diesel mill. Mahindra’s president of auto business, Pawan Goenka confirmed to the media that the new petrol engine will debut under the bonnet of the SUV that is going to launch next year, which is none other than the S101. The new 1.2 liter which is essentially the slashed down version of the 1.6 liter mill is expected to generate 80bhp of power.

When the exterior design of the compact SUV is concerned, nothing much is still known, but it is speculated to get design inspiration from the premium Mahindra XUV500, and is also going to get a slopping roofline to look more like a hatchback than a boxy SUV.

The Mahindra S101 spotted again; expected feature and details

India’s SUV master Mahindra & Mahindra is coming with a range of new compact SUV models and this is a very well-known fact. Mahindra’s most spied upcoming compact SUV that is still known by its codename S101 is continuing to make news for its frequent spy shots and new details emerging every now and then. The upcoming compact SUV from Mahindra has been caught by the shutterbugs again while doing its test again recently in India and providing the information about its seating layout. It has been already reported that the new vehicle is going to offer a 3+3 seating layout in all probabilities, and the new spy shots just confirm that. The Mahindra S101 mini SUV has been caught with a front bench type seat which confirms the fact that indeed it is going to accommodate 3 people at the front including the driver.

Mahindra S101 Spy front mid seat

Mahindra S101 Spy front mid seat

Mahindra’s S101 is one of the most spied upcoming cars of India. The SUV has been testing for over two years now, and is scheduled to go on sale in the country in sometime early next year. As part of the new details that surfaced along with the latest spy shots, the new upcoming S101 is undergoing tough road tests and is getting real road condition simulations with the help of dummy weights.

Though the Mahindra S101 still continues to remain under heavy veils, it is clear that the vehicle is steadily getting close to its final production version with its own body panels. However, the SUV has yet to get its own lighting, as the latest set of spy pictures again shows the mini SUV testing with basic bulbs in place of the fog lights.

The new upcoming Mahindra S101 SUV still protects its key design elements from being revealed to the widely scattered spy shutterbugs. Though most of the exterior design language has been always protected from the spy photographers, some interior features of the vehicle have leaked out like its dashboard mounted gearstick and the bench type front seat.

The S101 will be sub-4 meter SUV from Mahindra and will be an able contender in the highly competitive compact SUV space in India. It will be based on an all new monocoque platform and is said to get slopping roofline and premium features like automatic climate control, steering wheel mounted controls and advanced infotainment system.

It is widely speculated that the Mahindra S101 will get powered by a newly developed 1.2 liter 3-cylinder petrol mill and a 1.5 liter 3-cylinder mCR100 diesel engine. The vehicle is also expected to boast safety features such as four airbags, Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Electronic Stability.

The Mahindra S101 is expected to be priced at around Rs. 5 to 7 lakhs price bracket and will fight with the likes of the Ford EcoSport, Volkswagen Taigun and Tata Nexon.

Expected to see the unveiling by the end of this year, Mahindra Quanto is also likely to come with automated manual transmission (AMT).

The upcoming Mahindra S101 spied with its bench-type front seat resulting in 3+3 seating arrangement

The Mahindra S101 is one of the most cars in India that has been caught while testing. The upcoming compact SUV has been testing for long now and is not expected to launch until next year. Needless to mention, the Mahindra S101 baby SUV has been caught by the spy shutterbug once again and the new spy pictures reveal new interesting fact about the vehicle. This new set of spy pictures now confirms the fact which was being speculated for quite some time now. The vehicle was caught with a dashboard mounted gearstick which raised the speculations that the new Mahindra S101 might be introduced with a bench-type front seat to offer more space and accommodate 3+3 seating arrangement.

2015 Mahindra S101 Front view

2015 Mahindra S101 Front view

Well, this new spy shot confirms the fact that the new Mahindra S101 is indeed going to accommodate 3 people at the front including the driver for the first time. The vehicle was spied sporting a bench type front seat for the first, which also indicates that the vehicle is gaining its totality and is getting all ready for a new future launch in India boosting the mini SUV market competition.

The bench type front seat of the Mahindra S101 means that the vehicle though compact in size will be accommodating 6 adult passengers without much difficulty. The front leg space has also been saved by the incorporation of the dash mounted gear lever which was revealed by the earlier spy pictures.

However, the Mahindra S101 compact SUV surely needs some more time to actually launch in the market, as the vehicle has yet not gained all its own parts and the engineers seemed to be testing the vehicle with dummy weights in order to simulate real driving conditions to test the SUV’s tough driving capabilities.

The test prototype model of the upcoming Mahindra S101 that was spied most recently was equipped with fog lights, but the light elements seemed to be dummy and not the real production units. Thus, the vehicle still seems to be testing with dummy parts, though it has been spotted doing the recent tests with its own body panels.

The new upcoming Mahindra compact SUV which is still codenamed as the S101 is going to be a very worthy mini SUV. The vehicle from Mahindra will be based on an entirely new monocoque platform and will be sub-4 meter in length in order to get excise duty benefits and to keep its price tag affordable.

The S101 will be one of three new vehicles, based on one of two new platforms that Mahindra is going to launch in India next year.

Mahindra S101 will also be powered by a newly developed 3-cylinder petrol and diesel motors mated to a manual and an expected AMT gearbox.

The new compact SUV is going to compete with Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon and Volkswagen Taigun and is expected to be tagged at around Rs. 5 to 7 lakhs.

Mahindra’s compact SUV contender, the upcoming S101 spied closely

The Indian car market is developing by leaps and bounds and many new car segments are coming up as the new favorites of the domestic car buyers. One such increasingly popular segment is the compact SUV segment of India. The Indians have always loved the rough and tough UVs and SUVs, and now the mini SUVs are their new favorites, as these offer the benefits of both a compact city car and a tough SUV.

2015 Mahindra S101 Front view

2015 Mahindra S101 Front view

The sub-4 meter compact SUV segment was rather created by the Mahindra Quanto, though being just a slashed down version of the Xylo it is fast losing its popularity. On the other hand, the dashing Ford Ecosport has been a massive success.

Being the SUV leader of India, Mahindra & Mahindra is definitely not going to digest this insult of being taken over in competition when an SUV in India is concerned. Thus, the Indian car major is preparing an army of new compact SUVs, the first of which will come in the form of the S101.

Mahindra & Mahindra has been extensively testing its codenamed S101 compact SUV for long now, in order to thoroughly check its capabilities in the tough road conditions of India. The S101 will be primarily taking on the Ford EcoSport along with many other upcoming mini SUVs including the Tata Nexon and Maruti’s expected sub-4 meter SUV model.

The S101 which was recently caught testing in the harsh conditions of Leh, has been again spotted in Chennai. The new upcoming Mahindra S101 is expected to launch within the first quarter of 2015 and make the company’s positioning in the segment as strong as in the larger SUV segments.

The Mahindra S101 is definitely going to be sub-4 meter baby SUV, and going by the vehicle’s outline it seems to be sporting a XUV500 inspired exterior design. However, the S101 will be an entirely new vehicle built from ground up along with new engines as well.

The S101 is expected to take on the larger hatchback in India as well as the compact SUV’s owing to its size. It is expected to good interior space and comfort and good ground clearance as well. It is also expected to offer plush interiors and great features.

The upcoming Mahindra S101 compact SUV is said to be powered by a newly developed petrol engine that is jointly build by Mahindra and its South Korean subsidiary SsangYong Motors. This same petrol engine is also expected to be powering many other Mahindra vehicles including the other upcoming compact SUVs from the Indian auto giant. The S101’s diesel version will be powered by the 1.5 liter turbo diesel mill that drives the Quanto, but it will be thoroughly refined by Mahindra.

The Ford Ecosport which is more than a year old in the Indian SUV market has not lost an iota of its high popularity, and the upcoming Mahindra S101 compact SUV will aim to eat into its demands.

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Mahindra S101 and U301 will have competitive edge over rivals

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 S101 Spied rear camouflaged

Mahindra S101 Spied rear camouflaged

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.

Highly awaited upcoming Mahindra S101 compact SUV continues its test rounds

Mahindra & Mahindra is currently busy preparing its upcoming array of SUV soldiers to fight a very tough battle with its market rivals. The Indian auto major which is also the SUV major in the country does not really have a proper presence in the highly potential compact SUV segment of India. Thus, Mahindra is preparing three baby SUV models to be launched within the next 2 years time. The S101 compact SUV is going to be the first among these three upcoming compact SUVs from the house of Mahindra.

Mahindra S101 Spied rear camouflaged

Mahindra S101 Spied rear camouflaged

The Mahindra S101 is still known by its codename and its test prototypes of the compact SUV is getting spotted in various parts of India recently. The S101 has been also caught testing on in harsh driving conditions of Leh, Ladakh, as the Indian  SUV master wants to test the S101’s tough road handling capabilities.

The upcoming Mahindra S101 will be a sub-4 meter compact SUV that is reported to have smooth, urban styling in order to give the premium hatchbacks of India a run. This vehicle will amalgamate the best features of a hatchback and an SUV to charm the Indian city car buyers. The S101 is going to have the compact dimensions and smooth urban styling to impress the hatch buyers while offering the high seating position and rough road abilities patent to a quality SUV. Thus, the new S101 is expected to be a huge upcoming success from Mahindra & Mahindra.

The Mahindra S101 is expected to launch in India in early 2015. It is going to be pitched primarily against the likes of the highly successful Ford Ecosport urban SUV post its market launch. Mahindra is also expected to price the S101 very aggressively in order to give a tough competition to its market rivals.

Though, the Mahindra S101 compact SUV has been always caught testing with heavy camouflages, it is expected to get great styling. The S101 is expected to get bold exterior designing along with a premium, while on the inside also the vehicle will get nice fit and finish with good features and plush cabin. When features are concerned, it is speculated to include some premium features such as auto climate control system, steering mounted audio controls and advanced infotainment system.

The upcoming Mahindra S101 is also expected to pack in great safety features such as four airbags, Anti-lock Braking System with Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Electronic Stability Programme.

Mahindra S101 Compact SUV is going to be offered in India in both petrol and diesel versions and is speculated to be powered by the company’s newly developed 1.2 liter 3-cylinder petrol motor and a 1.5 liter 3-cylinder mCR100 diesel mill.

Mahindra & Mahindra has been testing the S101 for about a couple of years now, but has yet not revealed any details about the new baby SUV. The S101 is expected to be priced in the Rs. 5 to Rs. 7 lakh range.

Mahindra & Mahindra to launch 3 compact SUV models over the next 2 years

The Indian compact SUV market is really buzzing with excitement. While the existing baby SUVs in India are racking in huge sales volumes for their makers, the other car makers who do not have a mini SUV in their range are extremely busy developing one. In such a situation, the Indian SUV leader Mahindra & Mahindra has nothing to offer in this segment. While the India auto major does have the Quanto, it is only a chop-shop compact version of the bigger Xylo SUV, and is now fast losing on its popularity. However, in order to retain its top position in the utility vehicle market of India and to boost its sales Mahindra is definitely working on new compact SUV models. And now, it is confirmed that the company is readying up not one, but three new compact SUV models to attach this segment of India over the coming two years’ time.

Mahindra S101 Spied rear camouflaged

Mahindra S101 Spied rear camouflaged

Mahindra & Mahindra is going to launch 3 compact SUV models in India in the next 18 to 24 months, as the company wishes to give a strong answer to the likes of the successful Ford EcoSport and Renault Duster. Over the last couple of years, the rise of the compact SUVs including the Ecosport, Duster and Nissan’s Terrano compact SUVs, Mahindra’s sales rates have been affected quite a bit, and now the Indian SUV master is all set to put this right.

As per the reports, the upcoming Mahindra mini SUVs will be more of the Ford Ecosport rivals, as all the three SUV will be less than 4-meters in length. This sub-4 meter car segment is especially attractive, as it gets excise duty benefits from the Indian government enabling the car makers to price the cars more affordably. Mahindra & Mahindra has very limited presence in this highly potential segment, as most of its vehicles are big. Mahindra is thus, looking to expand its sub-4 meter segment presence and offer very attractively priced baby SUVs to the Indian customers to reinstate its leading position in the Indian UV market.

It has come into light that Mahindra is going to refresh its first compact SUV offering in India, the Quanto. Codenamed as the U215, the facelift Quanto will get major design changes that are being worked on at the company’s design centre in Italy. The refreshed Quanto will be placed between the other two compact SUVs namely the upcoming model, codenamed as S101 and the probable mini Bolero version, codenamed the U301.

Mahindra is already known for its affordably priced SUVs, and with its upcoming compact SUV models, it wishes to offer highly aggressive price range in order to lure in more buyers than its rivals.

As per sources, each of these new Mahindra compact SUV will have different characteristic in terms of design to cater to the various customer preference. The S101 will be more hatchback like, while the facelift Quanto will have a more boxy and rugged appearance. On the other hand, the U301 will have very bold design features.

Mahindra S101 baby SUV spied with chrome encased fog lights

The Mahindra S101 has been in news for long now, as the vehicle has been getting spied in India for about two years now. There are also high expectations from this small SUV, as it will be the first full-fledged sub-4 meter SUV from Mahindra & Mahindra. The compact SUV market which comprises of the sub-4 meter SUVs is a highly potential segment in India which going to grow immensely, and all car majors are preparing their own representatives to hit this segment soon enough. In such a time, the leading Indian SUV maker Mahindra does not have anything in this segment other than the Quanto which is dwindling in its popularity. In such a situation, the S101 baby SUV could be a major game changer for the company and that’s why the huge amount of speculations regarding it.

Mahindra S101 spied

Mahindra S101 spied

The Mahindra S101 is still known by its codename and has been religiously following its test schedule. The upcoming compact SUV from the house of Mahindra & Mahindra was spied again recently in Chennai by an auto enthusiast. The latest spy shots of the Mahindra S101 test prototype that were posted on the internet by an auto portal reveals a new exterior detail of the vehicle.

As per the latest set of Mahindra S101’s spy pictures, the vehicle is seen flaunting chrome enclosures for its fog lights. As the S101 is nearing its final production version, the chrome fog light enclosures seen on its test mule suggests they will make it to the vehicle’s production model as well. In the Indian market, vehicles that come with chrome garnishes in the front grille or on the fog light enclosures are basically praised as superiorly designed cars with a premium touch. Thus, the chrome fog light enclosures seen on the S101 prototype confirm all the previous speculations that Mahindra will design its S101 compact SUV with an up-market look and feel.

The S101 will be the smallest vehicle offering from the Mahindra & Mahindra stable (the small e2o EV falls under the Mahindra Reva brand). According to some sources, the upcoming Mahindra S101 baby SUV will not only compete with the likes of the Ford Ecosport urban SUV, but will also give a tough fight to the premium hatchbacks such as the Maruti Suzuki Swift. This is because the SUV will have the dimensions and design pattern of the big hatchback models, while also offering the tough and high driving position of the crossovers that the Indian car divers love. Moreover, Mahindra is expected to price the S101 very competitively targeting the premium hatchbacks.

Mahindra will power for the compact SUV S101 with newly developed, 3-cylinder petrol as well as diesel mills. The baby SUV is expected to offer great features such as audio system with steering mounted controls, power adjustable wing mirrors, dual airbags, ABS, dashboard mounted gearlever and many more.

The Mahindra S101 compact SUV will launch next year and is expected to be priced at Rs. 5 to 7 lakhs.