The upcoming highly awaited Mahindra S101 compact SUV has been already spied a number of times before, with the more recent ones revealing some of its interior features. The S101 has again been caught by the spy shutterbugs and this time around, the spy pictures reveal some more interesting bits of details on the upcoming vehicle.
On several occasions, it has been observed that the Mahindra S101 test mules are testing along with dummy headlamps. The dummy headlights are often simply bolted on and look scruffy. However in the recent spy pictures, one can notice the S101 is testing with an unusual bob that is perched much higher above where the vehicle’s headlamps should actually be.
An experienced eye can figure out that the Mahindra S101’s test prototype model looks as if it has been inspired by the Range Rover Evoque. The test mule’s headlight assembly seems to be strangely similar to the upswept, slim and tapering headlight enclosures of the Evoque. Are the Mahindra’s designers actually thinking to create something drawing inspiration from the Evoque? Moreover, even when the S101 always gets spotted with full heavy camouflaged, it does appear that the compact vehicle’s overall profile somehow bears some sort of similarity to the Range Rover Evoque. For instance, the vehicle’s slopping roofline and the prominent window line that rises up a bit upwards all seem to be similar to that of the Evoque.
However, while the front and the side profiles of the upcoming Mahindra S101 seem to be really stylish and premium, the vehicle’s rear profile looks like it has been worked on in a real jiffy. The rather chubby and non proportionate rear part seems to be a misfit with the rest of the car. While the front end of Mahindra S101’s test mule from even under the heavy veils appears to be very aggressive and menacing, the rear end seems to be pretty boring and bulky. Moreover, the tail lights also seem to be equally boring and do nothing to salvage the rear styling. Will the Mahindra’s engineers continue with this rear design or will it get fine tuned further? This remains a big question still now.
Even though the much talked about Mahindra S101 compact SUV has been getting constantly spied for quite a long time now, the vehicle never revealed any definite design language. However, recently it seems to be getting closer to the final production ready model. We surely hope that Mahindra certainly does a better job at the rear side of the S101, as it is the expected primary upcoming rival of the very successful and stylish Ford EcoSport.
Mahindra is hoped to roll out an aggressively styled monocoque compact SUV. The rumor mills are spinning about saying that the Mahindra S101 might be christened as the XUV300, thus it will be a placed under the larger XUV500. The Mahindra S101 is speculated to be powered by a newly developed 1.2 liter petrol mill as well as diesel engine.