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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.

S101 offers great value for money

Mahindra has exciting new launches like new Scorpio facelift, new Bolero and S101. The most fascinating of all is S101 because it is a completely new car, and is being developed along with Ssangyong an established Korean firm. The competition levels in SUV market is heating up, the past few years has witnessed a surge of new products like Ford EcoSport, Volkswagen Taigun and Renault Duster, all these sport modern SUV designs.

Mahindra S101 spied picture front

Mahindra S101 spied picture front

S101 is manufactured on the lines of intense competition; the expected launch date is sometime next year. It is a sub four meter car, and will have new form of styling inspired by the creativity of XUV500. The car will be positioned alongside Quanto, an entry level Mahindra car. Mahindra products have excited the crowd to no end; the company is exploring the unexplored on the back of S101.

Although the launch is happening next year and the vehicle is still in initial stages of construction, it was captured several times by car enthusiasts. S101 is being manufactured at Mahindra’s established Chennai plant in Tamil Nadu. The exciting bit about S101 is the design creativity; reports claim it is part hatchback and part crossover. To explain this statement in detail, the fantastic visibility and high seating gives it a crossover feel. The vehicle is designed with the vision to offer enhanced comfort and convenience. To achieve greater volume the gearlever is placed on dashboard column. The bonnet is an imaginative clamshell type packed with modern cuts and creases.

The movement of roofline plunges downwards and it does not hinder headroom volume. The vast cabin room can effectively accommodate 6 to 7 occupants, the doors will have few horizontal lines, the dimension of wheels and tire is small, the feel is more hatchback than crossover and its mileage capacity is expected to be powerful.

The platform used to design the car is all new monocoque, it is Mahindra’s second attempt in monocoque platform technology, and the first was used on XUV500. The fuel options are three petrol and a diesel power trains, the diesel engine will give out power ranges of 100-240bhp also observed on Quanto. Sources say S101 is likely to be developed into a front wheel drive vehicle with monocoque type of architecture. The diesel vehicle will run on K9K 1.5 liter capacity adopted from Verito.

S101 has everything a SUV fanatic would desire, it’s got style, creativity, space and technology. It offers great value for money; the price range will fit under the Rs 10 lakh bracket, and is likely to cost Rs 5 to 7 lakhs. The car is still in the initial testing stages, and so far the information generated is amazing, ardent Mahindra fans can wait for some more spectacular and intriguing information.

Mahindra has lost out on its SUV battle, the attention has shifted to recent arrivals, the company is geared to make a comeback and bring back its lost share. Let’s wait for some more interesting details of S101.

Mahindra S101 will also rival the likes of Maruti Swift

It might seem weird, but Mahindra & Mahindra is preparing its upcoming S101 mini SUV to rival a range of cars in both the compact SUV and the compact hatchback segments. Recent spy pictures reveal that the new upcoming Mahindra S101 has hatchback like dimensions and will be styled in such a way that it will not only target at the customers buying vehicles such as the Ford Ecosport compact SUV, but also aim to dampen the demands for the likes of Maruti Suzuki Swift premium hatchback.

Mahindra S101 spied

Mahindra S101 spied

The Indian SUV leader Mahindra is working hard on several new compact SUV models including the still codenamed S101 model, as the car maker does not have any worthy model in the very popular compact SUV segment. In the mean time, the S101 continues its vigorous test rounds and is regularly spied on. It was recently spotted going about its test rounds close to Chennai. The S101 is expected to be the smallest offering from the house of Mahindra & Mahindra and is scheduled to be launched sometime in 2015.

The S101 will have sub-4 meter length and overall compact dimensions. Some sources say that the vehicle’s dimensions will be similar to the Swift or any other higher B segment compact hatchback model. Etched to be styled in a more hatchback manner rather than a boxy SUV and would have softer urban looks, making it a perfect city car. This urban styling and softer looks are expected to make the S101 snatch away some of the hatchback buyers. However, the Mahindra S101 will be essentially a SUV and will offer the high ground clearance, enhanced visibility and high seating position that are some of the patent features of any SUV and thus will please the SUV lovers as well as the off-road adventurers.

The S101 has been spied revealing a dash mounted gearlever and its steering wheel as well as the window line are position at a higher level than that of a hatchback, and so is its instrument cluster. The vehicle is expected to offer ample space despite its compact dimensions and is expected to come with a bench type front seat to facilitate more space at the font.

This expected smart seating arrangement could make the S101 offer a 3+3 seating layout and this will definitely draw the hatchback buyers towards it who are looking for an affordable with larger passenger capacity. Speaking of price, the S101 is expected to be priced very attractively as Mahindra will get excise duty benefits owing to the S101’s compact dimensions.

The Mahindra S101 is expected to get many world class features like 2-DIN music system, steering mounted audio controls, ABS, dual airbags and alloy wheels.

Based on a newly developed monocoque platform, the Mahindra S101 will be available with an all new petrol engine as well as a diesel engine. It is expected to be tagged at around Rs. 5 to 7 lakhs and will have primary market rivals if the form of the Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon and Volkswagen Taigun.

Mahindra S101 baby SUV continues testing; details out so Far

Most of the new upcoming car models from the house of Mahindra & Mahindra usually get spied in or around Chennai, as the Indian car maker’s R&D center is located on the outskirts of Chennai. Similarly, the much awaited upcoming Mahindra S101 compact SUV has been getting spied testing numerous times in that same area and it keeps getting spotted very frequently, as the vehicle is on extensive test schedule.

Mahindra S101 Spied rear camouflaged

Mahindra S101 Spied rear camouflaged

The still codenamed Mahindra S101 has been testing for over a year now, and there’s still time before it actually lands in the showrooms. However, its launch time is getting closer and it is thus testing more vigorously than before. Nowadays, the test models of the S101 have revealed many details about the car as well, as Mahindra develops and finalizes the cars own body panels and design language. The S101 will be Mahindra first real compact SUV segment contender, as the Indian car maker does really have one right now, and the Quanto is just a chop-shop version of the Mahindra Xylo SUV. Mahindra, despite being the top SUV maker in India is missing out on all the action of the compact SUV segment and the S101 will be its chance to fight with the likes of the extremely popular Ford Ecosport.

From whatever is known as yet about the new S101, Mahindra is going to endow a newly developed 1.2 liter 3-cylinder petrol motor and a 1.5 liter 3-cylinder mCR100 diesel mill to power the vehicle’s petrol and diesel versions respectively. The S101 is going to be sub 4-metre aby SUV is expected to launch in India by the first half of 2015. The new Mahindra S101 will fight with the Ford EcoSport and a number of upcoming mini SUVs such as Volkswagen Taigun, Maruti Suzuki XA Alpha, and the baby SUVs that Honda, Hyundai and Tata Motors are planning to launch in the country. Rumors say that the Mahindra S101 will be very competitively priced and will be tagged between Rs. 5 to Rs. 7 lakh slab.

The Mahindra S101 has been caught doing its test rounds recently along with its own body panels, and it is thought that Mahindra has finally decided on its production version design. The compact SUV is expected to get a front bench type seat and has been spied with a dashboard mounted gearlever.

The latest set of spy pictures shows the S101 test prototype draped in the usual heavy camouflage, thus offering no new updates. However, it is reported that the new S101 is based on new monocoque platform and would draw design inspiration from the much larger, premium XUV500. It is speculated that the new Mahindra S101 baby SUV could get a slopping roofline and world-class features such as steering-mounted controls for infotainment system and auto climate-control. The Mahindra S101 is also expected to come with ample amount of safety measures, featuring 4 airbags, Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Electronic Stability Program, etc.

Hatchback like compact SUV Mahindra S101 keeps on getting spied

The upcoming Mahindra S101 is a compact crossover no doubt, but it will offer hatchback like dimensions, comfort and price point which make it all the more alluring. The Mahindra S101 keeps on getting spied and spotted while doing its tests in and around Chennai. This compact crossover from the house of India’s leading SUV maker, Mahindra & Mahindra is very much awaited in India and is expected to be a massive success after it hits the market. This is going to be the smallest warhorse for Mahindra and is going to rival primarily the Ford Ecosport.

Mahindra S101 spied picture front

Mahindra S101 spied picture front

The new Mahindra S101 is set to launch next year, and will be the company’s smallest car, as the smallest e2o falls under the Mahindra Reva brand. The Mahindra S101 will offer two benefits in just one car, as it will be the perfect city car and will suffice those consumers who usually look for an able hatchback and will be offering the same sort of comfort levels as well. On the other hand, the S101 will be offering the high and commanding seating position as well as ample view of the surroundings that are patent to the SUVs. Thus this car will offer a great driving experience to the driver.

Mahindra & Mahindra has also smartly designed the interior of the S101 compact SUV by keeping utility in focus. Despite being a compact vehicle it will offer ample amount of space and comfort for the occupants. Mahindra has maximized the space of the vehicle and has utilized all available space by following such designing. For instance, the gearlever of the vehicle has been mounted on the dashboard in order to offer more space at the front. The S101 is also speculated to be having ample amount of plush materials and good fit and finish to offer an overall up-market look and feel.

The new upcoming Mahindra S101 baby SUV is going to be an urban under 4-meter compact SUV, which will obviously get the benefit of the small car tax slash from the Indian government. This will enable Mahindra to price the vehicle very aggressively and thus, lure the regular hatchback customers towards this car.

The upcoming S101 will be based on an entirely new monocoque platform which has been developed by Mahindra & Mahindra from scratch and the vehicle will obviously get everything new, though it is speculated that the vehicle will get design inspiration from the larger and premium XUV500. The details about the vehicle’s platform still remain unavailable, but it is the company’s second monocoque platform, as the first such platform is used for the XUV500 SUV.

Under the hood, the Mahindra S101 will be powered by newly developed three cylinder petrol and diesel engines. The petrol engine is reported to be jointly developed by Mahindra and his Korean subsidiary Ssangyong Motor. The S 101 is expected to be priced between Rs. 5 to 7 lakhs and will compete with Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon and VW Taigun.

S101 is filled with interesting and startling elements

Mahindra’s upcoming launches are exciting beyond words, so much is written about S101 compact SUV. The car was captured several times; the company is banking on the vehicle to attract impressive gains. There were insufficient buyers for Quanto, and the company fell into the traps of adverse effects of recession.

Mahindra S101 Interior caught during testing

The competition level in SUV market is at its peak, a fierce contender for S101 is Ford EcoSport. Mahindra is among the first to plunge into SUV market and has defined the true value of SUV’s. The other powerful home grown firm that has specialised in the aggressive SUV market is Tata Motors. The scenario has changed over the last few years; there has been a sudden surge in SUV market with the arrival of Volkswagen Taigun, Ford EcoSport and Renault Duster.

S101 will be built on the lines of ferocious competition, the prototype S101 car shows heavy camouflaging, and sources are of the view that it is going to be a stunner. The fashion layout is inspired by the grandeur of XUV500, and there are influential characteristics of Ford EcoSport, intensely visible on the front. The car has tints of non Mahindra drawings; the slatted grille is now substituted by a mesh like framework, the headlights take on an imaginative trapezoidal shape and the twin barrel apparatus looks classy. The huge front bumper is filled with twin gashes and in between the bumper and number plate there is a neat stretch of imaginative line. The other interesting features to look forward to is daytime running lights which at the moment appear hazy, and the other novel insertions are ribbed roof and clamshell bonnet, both are inspirations from XUV500.

S101 will be developed on joint partnership basis with Ssangyong, S101 has Korando identities sprinkled on the sides. The quarter window, a visible characteristic of Ssangyong and Mahindra vehicles will not be seen. The layout of S101 follows the pattern of hatchback, and the design of wheel arch will be simple yet elegant. Deep details on the fashion sculpting of the rear has not yet been exposed, the known information is the presence of arty slender tail lights and spare wheel.

The interiors paint an equally interesting story, the cabin room will be vast, and the uniqueness lies in the fitment of gear lever on centre console. The front seating arrangement is in 2+1 model, similar to the structure present on Datsun Go hatch. The petrol engines are fierce and small at the same time, and Ssangyong will assist with the development. The engines will move on four and three cylinder capacity. Sources say Mahindra many use another engine option which is pretty forceful, a mCR100 mill built with three cylinder 1.5 litre capacity also used on Quanto.

There are so many interesting elements incorporated into S101, it is startling and confusing at the same time. It certainly has new unheard of surprise elements and will represent auto décor in new light. The car might be called XUV300, and the duel launch date is early 2015 and the expected price will fit into the below Rs 6 lakh mark.

The upcoming Mahindra S101 baby SUV gets rendered

In order to drive sales and to set right the mistake of the chop-shop version of Quanto, Indian SUV master Mahindra & Mahindra is now preparing at full swing to launch a range of new compact SUVs. Currently, Mahindra has only the Quanto sub-4 meter SUV, which is actually the slashed down version of the Xylo SUV as a representative of the very popular segment. However, the unrefined and rather cramped up and plain looking Quanto cannot stand next to the likes of the Ford Ecosport and thus, the need of something like the upcoming Mahindra S101. This still codenamed SUV is going to be Mahindra’s mainstream sub-4 meter SUV.

Mahindra S101 spied picture front

Mahindra S101 spied picture front

The Mahindra S101 compact SUV has been testing for about 2 years now and has been regularly getting spied. However, there is still no official word on the vehicle’s market launch. Nevertheless, the Mahindra S101 is speculated to be getting launched in India, sometime early in 2015.

The test prototypes of the S101 revealed almost nothing about its exterior styling, as the test mules were always caught with heavy camouflages. The online render artists thus, led a hand to offer a look at the much awaited S101 to the Indian SUV enthusiasts.

It has been speculated that the S101 will draw design inspiration from the aggressive looking premium XUV500 SUV. However, the render artists say that the S101 will have more smoother and restrained amount of aggression looks, but will be a very stylish urban car keeping the styling of its main rival Ford Ecosport’s design, which is more cool and trendy than aggressive.

Moreover, the latest reports also say that the Mahindra S101 will be offering the best combined conveniences of a hatchback and a SUV. With compact dimensions and urban design the S101 will be a perfect city car, while with its raised driving position and increased ground clearance it will offer domineering drive experience as well as off-road capabilities.

Coming back to the design and exterior styling of the Mahindra S101 compact SUV, the vehicle is expected to get a much narrower meshed front grille as compared against the XUV500. The front face of the S101 will also get trapezoidal headlights with twin barrels, a large front bumper with sporty character lines, while fog likes and DRLs are also expected to be features on the vehicle. The S101 will get similar clamshell bonnet and ribbed roof similar to the much larger XUV500.

The S101’s side profile is said to be inspired by the SsangYong Korando compact SUV It is also said that the S101 compact SUV will be endowed with hatchback like greenhouse, which would nicely go with its compact dimensions.  The vehicle’s slightly flared wheel arches will retain the sporty looks of a SUV. The S101 will have minimal rear overhang and is expected to get a tailgate mounted spare wheel.