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Mahindra launches 3 New Cars already, another 6 to follow suit this FY

Indian car major and utility vehicle leader, Mahindra & Mahindra is not able get out of its demand drop woes even while the other car makers are experiencing decent sales growth. However, Mahindra & Mahindra never seems to feel low and works with more vigor to overcome its sales woes whenever it faces some. Right now, this is what exactly the home grown car major is doing. While being very positive about its future market prospects, Mahindra is working on a slew of new vehicles in order to boost its sales considerably. The car major has announced that it is bracing up for a major launch attack on the domestic market pretty soon.

Mahindra S101 Spied rear camouflaged

Mahindra S101 Spied rear camouflaged

During the launch of the new refreshed Mahindra XUV500, the company’s executive Dr. Pawan Goenka revealed that Mahindra & Mahindra will be launching as many as 9 new models within this current financial year. He had further thrown light on the development by saying that among these new 9 launches, 3 will be all new vehicle model, 3 will be major refreshed models, and the remaining 3 will be minor facelift models.

Till now this year, Mahindra has already launched the new refreshed XUV500, the Scorpio Automatic variant and the new Thar facelift models. Now, the Indian company is expected to expand its portfolio by introducing an all new vehicle model very soon in the form of the TUV300 compact SUV, while more are expected to come in the next 7 months’ time.

Mahindra & Mahindra has already teased its new upcoming TUV300 sub-compact SUV model by posting its official sketches which have gone viral online. The new Mahindra TUV300 is slated for its official market launch in the month of September this year, while it will be exported to the offshore car markets from next year onwards.

Another new SUV model that is expected to come soon after the TUV300, is the heavily spied codenamed S101 compact sports utility vehicle. For over two years, the S101 has been getting spied while testing on the roads. This all new compact SUV is said to be the company’s perfect contender against the very popular Ford EcoSport urban SUV.

Then there are the electric car models from Mahindra’s stable. Encouraged by the Indian government’s recently introduced subsidy scheme for the eco-friendly electric vehicles, FAME Mahindra is planning to introduce the electric version of its popular Verito sedan to join the company’s electric vehicle portfolio which currently has only the Reva e2o. Mahindra & Mahindra is also getting to launch the new Bolero facelift and the new Xylo facelift models within this financial year.

Taking into consideration, the all new two compact SUV models from the stable of Mahindra quite soon, market experts think that the company should re-consider its strategy for the compact Quanto, which has lost its popularity in the market. When asked to throw light on the expected facelift Quanto, Dr. Goenka simply told to wait and watch, while refraining to give any definitive details.

Mahindra to launch more products by end of March 2016

Mr Anand Mahindra, the chairman of Mahindra and Mahindra said recently that in order to fight the very harmful volatility in the sector Mahindra and Mahindra, the Indian carmakers have decided to launch a handful of vehicles in the period between October to March during the current financial year. This big announcement was made keeping in mind the throat cut competition happening in the Indian market due to the successful run of many new and modified car models from the big companies. He further added in front of the company shareholders that the company is very much confident about the vehicles they have lined up to get launched and they have all the abilities to change the face of Indian car market in a good way. He said that the vehicles that the company is having in the pipeline have the factor they need to break into the market in a big way and that they are going to show the said abilities in the second half of this year when they start entering the market one by one.

Mahindra TUV300

Stating the importance of resilience, Mr. Anand Mahindra got quite excited as he compared the company with a bamboo and said that is has all the abilities to go through the most difficult of times and succeed never the less. He further added that the sales of the Mahindra vehicles have dropped to 10 percent in the final quarter of the last fiscal year and its probably most profitable sector, the tractor segment got plummeted by a big 30 percent. It reminded the company of the time during the third quarter of the year 2009 when the net profit recorded by the company was a very shameful 1 crore rupees.

He also said that, even after doubling the volume drops for the Mahindra tractors which is touted as the biggest drop in the volume in the last decade, they generated a profit of a whopping 617 crore rupees while achieving a profit margin of 11.8 percent. He said that it was made possible only because of the right measures taken in order to protect the profits and the revenue.

Mr Anand Mahindra also said that during the financial year 2014-15 even the top manufacturers recorded a big decline in the sales of original equipment due to the fact that the demand was on a downslide on a global level. And to further complicate the matter, the tractor market, where the company is the most successful than any other segment, had a remarkable drop in the total growth except for one or two states. He also mentioned the fact that the farm equipment market isn’t showing any promises to grow during the September either. Their tractor sales were decreased by 12 percent in the last month and he said that he expects that the market low will continue during the remaining months of the quarter as well. But the silver lining is that the monsoon season is expected to be quite good this year and October will be the month to recover all the losses.

Mahindra S101 to hit the automobile market soon

Mahindra & Mahindra is planning to come up with its new SUV that will be named Mahindra S101. The company is developing this sports utility vehicle in partnership with SsangYong Motors. The car is speculated to be priced above 5.5 lakh. Mahindra is one of the best utility car manufacturers of India and with this pricing scheme, their new venture is expected to be the most affordable SUV’s in India. The manufacturers have been inspired by the Quanto and Verito and are all set to make a good combination of both the car’s features.

Mahindra S101 Spy front mid seat

Mahindra S101 Spy front mid seat

The SUV will have three seats in the front row instead of regular driver seat and a passenger seat. There will be enough leg space in the middle row with seat belts for all as well. The look will be more or less similar to the hatchback. Additionally its features include a rear mounted wheel, enough space for six passengers; the engine is speculated to be 1.2 up to 1.6 liter. It will be made available in both petrol and diesel variants. There could be room for 1 or 2 more passenger seats and also they could use the same 1.5 liter turbo diesel engine that fuels the Quanto. It will come with a six speed manual gearbox.

If we talk about fuel efficiency, it could be only experienced once the car will be launched. Upon its launch, the Maruti S101 is most likely to compete with Ford EcoSport, Renault Diesel which gives a mileage of 20.4 kmpl, Premium Rio which runs 17.5 kmpl and also not to forget the yet to be launched Maruti XA-Alpha. It is also speculated by industry experts, that the diesel variant of the SUV will be more popular than the petrol variant, even though the petrol version will be useful in adding to the sales volume of the automotive company. Also the mileage of the petrol version is expected to be very low than the diesel version.

The distinct pricing will make it much affordable than the Mahindra Quanto. Mahindra is also said to be working on a premium version of S101 SUV that will be named S102. Another entrant that is expected in the automobile market soon is the Chevrolet Trax SUV which will be a MPV (multi purpose vehicle). If we consider the pricing as compared to its competitors in the market, the Maruti S101 will be the cheapest of all and could be easily affordable by SUV lovers. Where all its competitors are priced between Rs 6 to 11 lakh, the Premium Rio is somewhat near in pricing. However due to service and feature differences, Premium Rio will be less opted than the Maruti S101. The exterior body designing of the car is not that appealing but still it is likely to become one of the most purchased SUV’s with its low pricing and quality.

More than 100 automobile developers are said to be working on designing the new Maruti S101 and the company executives say that it will be more of a mini Gypsy kind of a car.

Mahindra U301 spied during testing, launch nears

U301 (codenamed), Mahindra’s latest compact SUV was spotted spied testing in Chennai, Tamilnadu, where the company’s product development facility and the research and development operations takes place. Been considered as the spiritual successor of Mahindra’s best selling SUV Bolero, customers are expecting the launch of U301 by the end of the current financial year.

Mahindra U301 side

The spotted car interestingly has alternated wheels, alloy wheels at the rear and steel wheels at front. The Mahindra U301 will be having a brand new 1.5 litre diesel engine also powering the Quanto. The engine is designed with an AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) and a manual gearbox enabling the SUV to give out a maximum power 100 bhp with 240 Nm of torque. Reports also suggest that the compact SUV will be a bit more frugal than Quanto which is offering 17.21 kmpl.

Mahindra SUVs are widely popular among the customers due to their intimidating stance and the design and it seems that things will remain the same with the latest compact SUV. By having a good look at it, it seems that the car will have an imposing front fascia and this next generation Bolero’s a rather aggressive stance is ready to amaze many customers once it gets launched. It looks like the front of U301 is going to have a front grille identical to XUV, a chunky front bumper and a unique and sharply designed headlamp.

On a closer inspection, car’s interior was observed as well. Based on that it looks like that the car is going to have a full black steering wheel, the rotary controls for HVAC AMT, double dim audio system HU, black colour scheme along with dual toned beige, dashboard has faux silver trim and twin pod-chrome ringed instrument console. The interiors has been revived as it is getting new AC vents, a music system with USB and Bluetooth connectivity, the gear lever is borrowed from the Scorpio, centre located power window switches identical to old Scorpio. The area in between the driver and the co driver is also the same as the Scorpio.

For higher fuel efficiency, Mahindra is going to tweak the ECU (engine control unit), gear ratios, turbo and the intercooler of the compact SUV. Also caters the new Scorpio, hydro formed ladder framed chasses; the new Mahindra U301 is also based on the same.  Although compared to Scorpio it will be shorter in length this time around. The U301 is offering a very generous cabin space along with a longer wheelbase (around 2500 mm, maybe more). The spy photographs are also suggesting that the top end variant, ZLX, of Mahindra U301 is going to be devoted to 4WD switchgear and ACC (automatic climate control).

Mahindra has been working really hard in developing the fresh products for its most prominent Indian market which is quite visible from the restless testing from time to time. Mahindra U301 will be presented in two versions a cheaper 4 metre version with a smaller engine and a standard normal length SUV with the estimated price ranging between INR 6-8 lakhs.

The brand new Mahindra Bolero or U301 features leaked

Mahindra Group is an Indian multi-national partnership situated all through Mumbai. It is available in a lot of fields like farming innovation, IT, protection, vitality, protection and so on. In 2014, Mahindra highlighted on the Forbes Global 2000, which is a sweeping magazine which distributed the rundown of the world’s greatest, most effective open associations, as measured by pay, advantage, assets and business regard. Mahindra Group is one of India’s greatest utility vehicle makers and they have starting late drawn nearer the governing body to distribute spending arrangements for setting up establishment expected to help the use of nature benevolent electric vehicle or e-autos in India.

mahindra bolero special edition

Mahindra Bolero Special Edition

The latest news in that Mahindra & Mahindra is scheduling to dispatch a bundle of new cars as well as face lifts in the automobile markets of India before the present year is over. It is heard that the highlight of those dispatches will be the cutting edge newly modified by Mahindra, the Mahindra Bolero – currently called as the U301 – which is being planned to be launched during the latter half of the current year. There is news that the multinational corporation has already started testing Mahindra Bolero or U301 all across the country.

The reports from the press release reveal that the new Mahindra Bolero or U301 is going to be more diesel or petrol productive and saving than even the Mahindra Quanto that gives a mileage of 17.2 kilometers per liter. For accomplishing a number representing a better and a higher mileage, the auto engineers in the Mahindra group are taking a shot at the ECU or motor control unit, inter cooler, turbo and gear ratios of the auto. The new Scorpio had been installed with hydro formed ladder and frame undercarriage (shorter rendition) and the Mahindra Bolero or U301’s features are inspired from that. It will be or even already has been designed as a sub-4 meter packed in SUV, and more along these lines therefore profiting on the smaller vehicle advantages in excise. The highlight in this car despite its compactness is a longer wheelbase, even larger than 2500 millimeter, so auto enthusiasts are anticipating that it will offer quite a liberal lodge space.

Other features on the card that the U301 will flaunt are reported as a 2-DIN sound system along with CD or MP3, Aux In and USB, Bluetooth integration, programmed and auto air or atmosphere control in the vehicle, polygonal cluster that gives focus comfort, unit that has a LCD display, back light (red) and control switches & dials surrounded by chrome bezels. The vehicle will also contain features minimizing accidents for e.g. double front airbags and ABS (break mechanism without lock).

The Mahindra U301 Bolero is going to have a 1.5 liter diesel motor that is similar to the Mahindra Quanto. This engine will be combined with a five speed manual and also an AMT gearbox. The Mahindra U301 is planned to be compared with the Ford EcoSport so its price will fall in the range of 6L to 8L INR in exclusive showrooms.

Mahindra S101 compact SUV gets rendered

While the Indian car market is being flooded with new car models from the various car majors, the Indian UV leader Mahindra & Mahindra has not started off its new car attack as yet. Nevertheless, the Indian car major has announced that it will be launching not one, but two compact SUV models within this financial year. These two compact SUV models are some of the most awaited vehicle launches in India and are still codenamed as the S101 and the U301. Both these upcoming compact SUV models from Mahindra’s stable are going to be brand new contenders in the extremely popular and highly coveted compact SUV segment of India.

Mahindra S101 Spied rear camouflaged

Mahindra S101 Spied rear camouflaged

While the new upcoming Mahindra S101 has been one of the most spied vehicles in India as it has been testing for over two years now, the U301 is a comparatively newer upcoming vehicle that has been also getting spotted frequently while going about its road tests. The S101 is said to be the able answer to the hugely successful Ford EcoSport, while the U301 was earlier termed as the slashed down version of the next generation Bolero.

Now, as the S101 is not coming in the spotlight without its heavy camouflages, its front fascia has got rendered based on the innumerable spyshots that have been doing rounds on the internet. The rendered image of the S101 has offered a closer look at the upcoming compact SUV for the car enthusiasts to behold.

The new upcoming Mahindra S101 compact SUV will be an urban vehicle with a big hatchback like design. Thus, offering the style and benefits of both a hatchback and a SUV such as compact car dimensions for easy city roads drivability and high ground clearance and high seating position of an SUV. Thus, from every angle it will be a perfect rival of the Ford EcoSport.

The upcoming S101 will be an important new launch from Mahindra, as it is developed on a brand new monocoque platform. It will be the second monocoque product from the Mahindra stable after the XUV500 premium SUV. The S101 will also get powered by a range of newly developed engines.

The Mahindra S101 will be offered in both petrol and diesel options and will be getting powered by a newly developed 1.2 liter 3-cylinder petrol motor, and a new compact diesel engine offering higher fuel efficiency and will be coming with the convenience of automated manual transmission or AMT gearbox choice.

As per a spy picture of the S101’s interiors, the vehicle will be getting a vertically stacked center console with HVAC rotary knobs also arranged in vertical manner. There are also speculations that the S101 will be getting a bench type front seat or joined front seats for enhanced front interior space.

The new upcoming Mahindra S101 compact SUV model is also expected to be quite a loaded vehicle, and is expected to come with crucial safety features such as dual front airbags and ABS at least on the top trim model.

Upcoming cars from the house of Mahindra

While launching XUV500, the Indian vehicle maker Mahindra & Mahindra has confirmed that another 3 new cars will be brought to market by the end of this year. Besides the three new cars, the company is also planning to launch 6 facelifts of the existing cars in the coming few months. The S101 micro SUV, U301 Bolero and the Quanto are the cars by the homegrown UV maker, which are found testing very often in last few months of interval and are very likely to be launched in this year.

2015 Mahindra Bolero Spy Shot

Mahindra U301 Bolero: The company is working to replace its Bolero by the new SUVs, and is expected to start business from the festive season onwards. It will be powered by a 1.5 liter twin-turbo diesel engine, which can produce 100PS power along with 240Nm torque. The new bolero is expected to come with a different body size associated with a sub-four meter and a 7 seater arrangement. Besides this, the other features that are available are Bluetooth based music system, USB and aux-connection setups, silver accent added with a black dashboard, 3-spoke steering wheel, chrome lined instrument cluster and a gear knob. This new model is expected to be AMT based to challenge the other manufacturers. This model’s hydroformed ladder frame chassis design makes it compact and lighter as compared to current Boleros. However, research is still going on to increase its fuel efficiency and is expected to enter the market by the next September.

Mahindra S101: The increasing demand for compact SUVs has forced the leading homegrown UV maker Mahindra & Mahindra to plan for launching a micro SUV in India’s domestic market. The sub-four meter SUV is designed on a new monologue base and will be powered by the company’s new engine both in diesel and petrol version. The petrol version is available with a 1.2-litre capacity engine. With bench type seat arrangement in the front, the vehicle will be having 3+3 seating system. Studded with features like Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), electronic brake-force distribution, anti-lock braking facility and four airbags, the new Mahindra S101 is priced in a range around Rs 4 to Rs 4.5 lakh and expects rivals like Ecosport (Ford), Tata Motors and Nissan made upcoming SUVs.

Mahindra U215: This model (expected new generation Quanto SUV) is expected to come with new designs and a more rugged looks. This is expected to hit the domestic market by the mid of this year and will be the rival of Renault’s Duster and Ecosport by Ford. It will come with a five seater option leaving behind the boxy design. This model is also expected with new 3-pot motor to provide better fuel efficiency and to provide perfect value for money product. Though any major change in design and engine is not expected yet any cosmetic and mechanical tweaks are yet to be confirmed. This will be powered by a 1.5 litre, three cylinder turbocharged engine (produces 100bhp power) associated with a five speed manual transmission system.

Mahindra is all set to launch its new compact SUV codenamed Mahindra S101

The Indian automaker, Mahindra & Mahindra is all set to launch two new additions to its product line in the Indian market by mid-2015. The first one, which Mahindra has code-named Mahindra S101 is currently in the road testing phase and has been spotted around the country. This car is all set to go on sale by mid-2015 and is all ready to make its mark on the country.

Mahindra S101 Spied rear camouflaged

Mahindra S101 Spied rear camouflaged

It has already been positioned in the market below the Mahindra Quanto SUV. The segment of the market it will enter already has it against stiff competition that already has carved out a niche in the market. The competition in the market is in the form of Ford EcoSport, and upcoming compact SUV’s from cars like the Maruti XA Alpha and the Tata Nexon. This car is set to have a lot of competition as t is also being positioned against the B-segment hatchbacks. B-segment hatchbacks are vehicles that are no longer than 4.5 m in length but have engines over 1600 ccs. In India it resides in the category of A3 (based on the size of the car).

The S101 will have similarities from a fellow new car, the Mahindra XUV500. This car also has a lot of good press riding behind it. Because of the stylistic similarities between the two cars, the S101 also has another nickname, the Mahindra XUV300. Based on the new look, this Micro SUV will offer seating to 6 people with a 3+3 seating layout. The front seat will have a bench like layout to increase the seating and make it seem bigger. As it is a micro SUV and there is seating for 6 people, and to create space, the gearbox has been positioned on the dashboard. Despite the small space, it will have a number of features such as an infotainment system with a touch screen, the air-conditioning unit has been placed in a vertical sequence at the bottom, a multi-functional steering wheel which will have four spokes and will contain audio-controls, automatic climate control, multiple airbags, ABS with EBD and ESP.

The Mahindra S101/XUV300 will be getting a new 1.2 litre diesel engine, but some rumors suggest that it will be getting a 1.5 litre turbocharged engine, the same one that currently powers the Mahindra Quanto. The 1.2 litre, 3 cylinder engine which has been made in conjunction with the company’s Korean subsidiary named SsangYong. The engine is basically meant to be a stripped down version the engine that is currently outfitted in most of the Mahindra cars. It is interesting to note that the micro SUV will have both a manual and an automatic transmission which is rare for this type of car. This car has been rumored to be extremely fuel efficient as reports suggest that it gets approximately 23 kmpl. This car is also rumored to be the second car of Mahindra to have a monocoque chassis and traversal engine packaging.

If all these great features aren’t getting you excited for this car, then nothing will. Mahindra & Mahindra has put a lot of time and effort into making this car a success and they hope that it will o\do well in the market.

The new Mahindra’s S101 SUV is tipped to have 1.2L petrol and diesel engines

While performing test runs, Mahindra’s approaching new compact utility motor vehicle namely S101 has been caught on camera. This vehicle is going to be made available in 1.2L petrol as well as diesel engines in the market.

Mahindra S101 Spied rear camouflaged

Mahindra S101 Spied rear camouflaged

There have been rumors in the industry about the probable power-trains of S101 in the recent past. We have worked on the report which says that a completely new petrol engine is under process for this particular vehicle. However, as per the current status, few sources confirm that Mahindra is likely to incorporate a new 1.2 liter, diesel engine and 3-cylinder petrol engine to its S101. These motors are considered to generate a peak power of 80 BHP and are specifically derived from a 1.6 Liter, 4-cylinder SsangYong units, powering the Tivoli. Besides, it is also mentioned in the report that the diesel unit will be combined with automated manual transmission as well as with a 5-speed manual.

In our previous report, it was stated that this compact utility vehicle will be having a seating configuration of 3+3 along with a dash mounted gear lever, amongst other features.

The failure of Quanto has urged the Mahindra to bring forth a more serious and feasible option to compete with Ford EcoSport and other running ‘cross’ vehicles including the Maruti’s new upcoming YBA.

Mahindra, the Indian automaker, is planning to reveal the new S101 compact SUV variant in the Indian car market in the coming year. With its new S101, Mahindra plans to choose the B-segment’s hatchback cars. The all new S101 SUV will be available in both turbo diesel fuel and petrol engine options according to the media reports.

It is also believed that the gasoline version of this SUV would be provided with a completely new 1.2-liter unit, developed by the joint venture, Mahindra-SsangYong. As per the current trends, it is understood that there is a considerable rise in the demand of the petrol cars. This is all because of the difference in prices between diesel and petrol fuels. Bringing forth more and more petrol driven vehicles in the market with the growing demands will enable the company to make more profits.

The turbo diesel engine would technically be the 1.5 liter 3 cylinder motor that is the source of power even in the Quanto compact vehicle. This engine possesses the capacity to generate, maximum power of 98.6 BHP and 240 Nm torque. However, it is possible that the company might adjust the engine to ensure more efficiency and better performance. The feature of front wheel drive layout along with five speed manual transmission will likely be fixed and standard in both the diesel and petrol engine. The S101 SUV will have body on frame or monocoque body construction alike other SUVs in the Indian market. This will, according to the company, will enhance the fuel efficiency of the vehicle.

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.