Mahindra’s has earned a grand name in sport utility vehicle segment, and has a couple of exciting upcoming SUV launches. The upcoming Scorpio facelift has been spotted several times in spy form, in Indian cities of Coimbatore and Pune. Now another upcoming Mahindra SUV is spotted by car enthusiasts, this time it is not the Scorpio, it is S101 SUV.
The car was spotted by group of people on Chandigarh highway, and there was not just one car, but many varieties, and one of them was the 2014 Scorpio prototype. The design frame of S101 is based on advanced monocoque chassis, and designed by Mahindra and Ssangyong. S101 has special aspects attached to it, the petrol car is among the first of small gasoline power train developed on joint partnership basis.
From the spy images, car enthusiasts have emerged with interesting details, S101 is a sub four meter SUV, and is built in accordance with stringent excise duty regulations. The petrol car according to sources should have a displacement capacity of 1,200 cc or lesser, and with the diesel car, the expected figure is 1,500cc.
There is another exclusive factor associated with S101, apart from the first small gasoline engine tag. The car is developed in partnership of Mahindra and Ssangyong in line with future projects. A company official revealed the tentative launch date of the car, and stated that it will happen in early 2015. The launch of the car will stiffen the brutal battle that exists in SUV segment, few among the strong contenders for S101 is Volkswagen Taigun and Ford EcoSport.
Mahindra has thrilled the public with its incredible line up of sport utility vehicles, like XUV500, Scorpio and many others. The company’s SUV’s are strong sources of arch rivalry among other auto firms in the country. There has been an influx of SUV’s lately with the launch of Renault Duster, new Tata Safari Storm and Ford EcoSport. The new SUV’s are built with modern SUV material different from that used in Mahindra Scorpio, and XUV500. Mahindra has still managed to churn amazing profits with Scorpio and at one time the sale portfolio of Scorpio was higher than Renault Duster. The S101 might spin amazing profit stories just like the Scorpio.
Earlier news of spy images of Scorpio was the talk of the town, now there is a sudden appearance of test mule image of S101, and maybe a few months from now just like spy Scorpio facelift, the S101 might take the center stage. S101 has been in the spotlight for quite a while, and since the launch date is not anywhere close, and is developed on joint partnership basis with Ssangyong, the features have to be special and grand.
Mahindra S101 will have to battle it out with other upcoming SUV’s which is Maruti Suzuki XA Alpha and Hyundai ix 25 or Intrado. It will be interesting to observe the harsh battle of S101 with its contenders, and wonder how the S101 looks on the inside, and is in line with Mahindra’s conventional SUV creations.
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