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.
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.