Mahindra develops its first UV in the U.S; product to launch in India in 2017

Indian utility vehicle leader Mahindra & Mahindra is reportedly developing a new utility vehicle at its new North American Technical Centre which is located close to Detroit, U.S. This new utility vehicle will be offered for sale in India as well as in the other global markets. According to the sources, the new UV is most probably a full-size MPV, and it expected to be launched in the year 2017.

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Mahindra Rise New Logo

Mahindra’s executive director and president of the automotive division, Dr. Pawan Goenka told a reputed journal that the company has put its European Research & Development plans on hold, but the company’s US technical center is going ahead with the developmental process. He also said that the company has hired more than 35 engineers and the company is currently developing an entirely new product in the US center that will be launched in the year 2017.

Goenka also confirmed the fact that this US developed new product will be in the Utility Vehicle segment and it will be offered for sale in the global car markets, beginning from India.

While Mahindra is currently busy in the developmental process of several all new products including the much needed compact SUV models, the first compact SUV is expected to be launched in India not earlier than the 2015-16 financial year. For the time being, Mahindra & Mahindra is working hard on several refresh models of the current portfolio, among which the majorly refreshed 2014 Scorpio is a going to be a big launch. The new 2014 Scorpio is expected to launch prior to this year’s festive season in order to boost sales and beat immense market competition. Mahindra is under high stress currently, as the auto majors like Ford and Renault are reveling in the success of their high selling compact SUVs Ecosport and Duster respectively. While on the other hand majors like Maruti Suzuki, Honda and Hyundai are planning to launch their own compact UVs very soon taking the competition to a new high.

Goenka also said that the monthly sales rates for the company are also expected to progress from June onwards, as the high base result goes away for the company. He said that the monthly sales in the month of May increased as a whole, thus looking at the current industry situation, it seems to be a positive sign. The company is expecting further sales growth in the period of June-July. The company is definitely expecting the sales volume to boost further from June, July period and even further more in the festive season ahead this year.

While Mahindra’s new facelift Scorpio is getting spotted time and again while testing in India, the company has also launched the Limited Edition model of the XUV500 SUV called ‘Sportz’. On the other hand, the facelift Scorpio is being spotted with many new cosmetic updates, interior design and layout refreshes, new features, and is also expected to come with enhanced drive dynamics.

Mahindra & Mahindra worries over a weak monsoon to affect its sales

Indian utility vehicle leader Mahindra and Mahindra’s time has not been good in terms of sales though its market rivals are very hopeful about the market recovery. Due to a long car market slump in India most of the car majors in the country have been hit with low sales troubles. However, Mahindra was reveling towards the earlier part of the market slump due to the high sales on the SUV models despite the slow market.

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Mahindra Rise New Logo

Nevertheless, Mahindra’s good time also ended since last year’s April as the Indian government increased the tax for the bigger SUV models that rule the company’s product portfolio. Ever since, Mahindra’s sales have been lack luster and though most of the other car makers have got favorable sales growth last month, some car makers including Mahindra are still struggling with low sales. However, the car makers in India are hopeful about the conditions improving and higher sales growth is expected due to the upcoming festive season in India.

While Mahindra & Mahindra is also expecting good sales rates to follow going forward due to the festive season as well as its launch of some refreshed models ahead including the new facelift Scorpio, the company has got new worries. The Indian vehicle manufacturer is worried about poor monsoons to further dampen its market performance. Mahindra has been posting sustainable profits owing to the high sales rates of its tractors, on which the company is really dependent. Mahindra is the world’s largest tractor manufacturer by volumes and thus, its tractor sales numbers are very crucial for the company’s total profits.

However, the farm equipment sector sales depend heavily on yearly monsoons and this year there are high chances of the poor monsoons. The late arrival of monsoons along with inadequate rainfall is definitely going to adversely affect the demands for tractors in India. The fear of this weak monsoon throughout this year making way for poor demands has already affected Mahindra shares which dropped by 2.4 percent, says the company’s investors.

Almost a third of the Indian SUV master’s revenues come from its tractor sales which are totally dependent on the farmers. Now, as the farmer’s incomes can get badly affected due to poor monsoons, the demands for new tractors are bound to fall.

This year, the rain god has been already late running 4 days behind the usual time of arrival. Moreover, still now the amount of rains has not been adequate. Thus, looming lackluster tractor sales are definitely a big cause of concern for the India bred manufacturer this year.

In the meantime, Mahindra & Mahindra is bracing up for a major new car bombardment on the Indian car market in the coming years, in order to boost its sales. The Indian utility vehicle major is super busy building new platforms, several new cars and a family of new engines along with its South Korean subsidiary SsangYong Motor. Several new cars are expected to come from Mahindra starting next year.

Mahindra First Choice Wheels storms the online market with 50% gains in FY14

The auto market in India has blossomed like never before evident with the string of all kinds of vehicles on the road. There has been tremendous growth in used car market as well. Mahindra First Choice Wheels a reputed second hand car firm has made massive profits in Financial Year 14 with 50% growth compared to the year ago period. Till now the firm sold over 1.5 lakh pieces.

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It is interesting to learn that Mahindra First Choice Wheels has noted massive gains in Financial Year 14. How did it happen, it lies in the firms smart moves, it launched Autoinspekt a vehicle inspection portal. The service conducts a third party vehicle survey for consumers, high-profile employees and financiers to measure the value, quality and condition of used cars.

Autoinspekt is a huge online auto enterprise the service is available in 20 locations, and the cities included are Pollachi, Vijaywada, Trichur, Madurai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New Delhi and Bangalore. It is not a relatively new service and has been on the scene since 2012 October. The vice president of the e-business sector of Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ganeshkumar B said, ‘’Autoinspekt has created a whole new space of business; it has increased the number of tenders and demand for vehicles, placed on auction platform. It has increased the advantage power of buying, buyers can bid for vehicles scattered in many places without having to inspect the vehicles. With Autoinspekt buyers are positive about optimum quality, lenders can access the condition of vehicles before issuing loans.’’

How does one buy a car through Autoinspekt, users can ask for physical evaluation on the desired vehicle. The Autoinspekt representative will then fix a car inspection schedule; the person will contact the seller and provide detailed report on the quality and condition of vehicle. When report is finalized, Autoinspekt will send an email to the user to view vehicle condition described on the site. The company says that the process takes two days.

The report will have all the required details, apart from description, details of the vehicle condition are provided on eight vehicle systems and fifty three parameters. The summary includes tire condition, accessories, air conditioner, steering and suspension system, fuel and ignition systems, engine, brakes, electrical system and car body. The site provides essential details on whether the service time, whether it is immediate or after few months.

The report has a picture of the vehicle, its rating, market price and price manual via Indian Blue Book. The variations of service are strategized into four steps, the basic plan costs Rs 1,200 offered with single report, the silver plan costs Rs 25,000 for 25 car evaluations, the Gold Plan costs Rs 40,000 and Platinum plan Rs 60,000 all offered on monthly basis.

It is a tedious process to buy a new vehicle and go through essential service details. With the online Autoinspekt service, every minute detail is visible; a detailed report on the condition of the vehicles and areas that need service at particular cost and time is given. This is the power of online marketing, what takes months happen in a jiffy.

Mahindra might partner with acclaimed Swedish auto firm Saab

Mahindra and Mahindra is a huge Indian based auto enterprise, the specialty of the firm is sport utility vehicles and its power is visible on international shores. Mahindra SUV’s are big successes in South Africa and US. The phenomenal success of the company has enabled it to form a merger with Ssangyong an acclaimed South Korean based firm and Reva Electric Vehicles Limited.

Mahindra Saab Logo

Mahindra Saab Logo

According to the buzz Mahindra is likely to extend its merger network with Saab, a reputed auto brand based in Sweden. The company may partner with NEV (National Electric Vehicle) based in Hong Kong, the firm is short of funds and Mahindra is probably the best source to fund its operations. Mahindra has churned big SUV launches in the past such as XUV500, Xylo and Scorpio.

Saab is in a state of dilemma, the firm is bankrupt, Mahindra and another Asian firm are well structured to rescue Saab from bankruptcy said Ny Teknik a technology magazine. Nevs the other Asian firm is working closely with Mahindra and Mahindra on a partnership deal. Mahindra did not expose details on the collaboration.

A Mahindra spokesperson refused to comment on the extent of partnership, but sources say the company has spelled out hints on collaboration initiative with Saab recently. The firm has also hinted about its plan to work alongside with luxury car biggies like Jaguar, Land Rover and Aston Martin. A top executive of Mahindra, Pawan Goenka said, ‘’we are keen to strengthen our brand image, and hope to develop into a premium brand evident with the formation of joint network with Ssangyong.’’

Mahindra had a stake with Ssangyong in 2011, whose main specialization is sport utility vehicle. Ramakrishnan VG from Frost and Sullivan said, Mahindra’s main interest with Saab would be in design and engineering segment, and would not have much of stake in sales counter.

It is interesting to learn about the possibility of Mahindra to enjoy a firm investment with Saab. The company has hinted about its aspirations to go premium through partnership with Aston Martin, Land Rover and Jaguar. Mahindra has an upcoming product via collaboration with Ssangyong called S10. The car was spied several times and through different stages of evolution interesting discoveries were cracked. The car looks like a mini version of XUV500 and could be called XUV300. So expect something grand and lavish.

Mahindra will launch the Scorpio facelift by the end of the year; it is a more luxurious make of current Scorpio. The exteriors are fully refreshed with all new grille headlights and tail lights. The interiors are posh to the level of XUV500. From the new S101 and Scorpio it is evident that Mahindra is keen to go the luxury way. If it partners with Saab, there will be many more luxurious SUV’s to look forward to. The company has the power to pull the firm out from bankruptcy visible in the profitability images of its vehicles that are major hits in India and overseas. We could hope to view many more class rending Mahindra cars soon.

Mahindra looking at Brazil unit to work around new tax regulations

Mahindra and Mahindra is a leading auto enterprise in India, its specialty is sport utility vehicles. In the hope of strengthening its power the firm is thinking about building a unit in Brazil, the initiative is to work on the lines of tariff duties.

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Mahindra Rise New Logo

The tariff duties proposed by the South American government came to effect in late 2012 and is effective till 2017. The tax system works like this, the Inovar-Auto incentive program offers taxes for local auto component sourcing and indigenous product development. The heavy tax duty has made the market intensely unfavorable for India. Mahindra has a robust auto network in Brazil, the profit making products in the country are pick-up and Scorpio. The two cars are assembled in the established Manaus unit.

On Mahindra’s aim to set up a unit in Brazil and work around its taxation system, a top company official Goenka said,’’ Brazil has introduced heavy taxation duties on firms that are not very competent. It has made situations difficult for product development, and the result in an uncompetitive market. The system will work for units with sufficient amount of resources, and will affect firms with low level of localizations and those who do not have a unit in Brazil.

Mahindra eyes Brazil as a potential market for growth, ‘’our plan at the moment is to look at the work feasibility with Inovar plant. We are keen to establish local units in Brazil, and will consider many other local regions. The plan is not immediate as we are still working on plant feasibility’’ said Goenka. There is tremendous potential for expansion in Brazil; it is the seventh biggest auto unit in the globe. Mahindra has not yet formulated a proper strategy to expand its sale portfolio in Brazil and work around heavy tax duties. Sources say the new unit will be close to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo to minimize local costs.

Although Mahindra has chosen Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro as favorable establishment options, the firm is still looking at other possibilities. Mahindra is considering Manaus to set up its local assembly unit. The location is not very feasible situated in the midst of Amazon jungle and the distribution segments are miles away. Manaus does not have sufficient localization pool and it is difficult to transfer components to assembly unit.

Mahindra’s auto establishment is a global success; the company’s first class Maxximo LCV, Quanto, Scorpio and XUV500 are sold across 40 nations in Africa, Latin America and Europe. The firm has its operating units in Australia, Italy and South Africa. Mahindra’s robust operating unit is in Brazil and Egypt, and these are the only markets where the company’s local partners have amenities to assemble vehicles.

The auto market in India has been in a state of gloom for two years at a stretch, in financial year 14 the market volume slipped to 8% with the sale of 2.54 lakh pieces. The sale reduction was caused by the unfavorable macro-economic scenario caused by increased SUV excise duty and fuel rates. Although the domestic market was gloomy, the export market bore great fortunes with 23% gains with movement of 7,599 units.

Mahindra XUV500 raced by Gaurav Gill wins the first rally of Maharashtra in this year’s IRC season

The season’s inaugural race of the 2014 INRC took place in Nashik between 13th to 15th came to a very exciting conclusion. The Rally witnessed participation from about 20 cars and respective teams fighting for the top positions with some fierce competition taking place.

Mahindra XUV500 wins the title Star of Nasik at 2013 Maharashtra Rally

Mahindra XUV500

The entire rally for this year’s season were divided into 3 categories namely, the IRC 1600, IRC 2000 and FMSCI 1600 and all these raced with the bigger cars for the overall top spots. The IRC 1600 category was fought among nine cars, the IRC 2000 had only three participating cars, while the FMSCI 1600 had five cars racing for the top positions. There were also two Super XUVs and an EVO X fighting for the overall positions.

The competition was very intense in all the three categories and most of the action took place for the overall top position and the IRC 1600 category. Both the Mahindra XUV500 vehicles driven by racers Gaurav Gill and Amitrajit Ghosh were fighting very fiercely, while in the IRC 1600 category again two Volkswagen Polos were seen racing against each other for the top spot driven by Hrishikesh Thackersey and Sirish Chandran.

In the IRC category, Gaurav Gill beat Amitrajit Ghosh by bare 16 seconds on the first day of the race, but the additional time taken in service for repair works got him a penalty of a good 1 minute 40 seconds. When it seemed impossible for Gill to be able to win from there on, he finally managed to emerge victor after beating Ghosh to claim the top position, as Ghosh damaged the car’s rear right suspension which forced him to slow down.

In the IRC 1600 category, another grueling fight among Hrishikesh Thackersey with his navigator Ninad Mirajgaonkar got a lead of 21 seconds on the primary rival team Sirish Chandran and Nikhil Pai on the first day. While Hrishikesh and his team mate were safeguarding their lead position on the next day, Sirish brilliantly managed to catch up with them in a certain stage. The competition between these two teams was a really exciting one to follow. However, Hrishikesh’s team came out as the final victor with Sirish’s team following next and the team of Druva Chandrashekar and his navigator Roopesh B finished the race in the third spot.

In the IRC 2000 category Byram Godrej and Somayya A G driving a Volkswagen Polo finished the race with the top position. The second position was grabbed by Rahul Kantharaj and Vivek Bhatt driving a Cedia, while Sumit Punjabi finished in the third spot again with a Cedia. The FMSCI 1600 category was won by the team of Aniruddha Rangnekar and Arjun Mehta followed by the team of Adith K.C and Harish K N and the team of Parag Dhhiwar and Aditya Dhhiwar garbbing the third overall spot.

Thus, Gaurav Gill kept his winning streak going on driving the stylish and powerful Mahindra XUV500 premium SUV.

Senna and Chandhok complete initial testing process of Formula E car

Karun Chandhok and Bruno Senna are preparing themselves to kill the race in upcoming Formula E car race. It is a challenging event, with participation of ten teams. Karun Chandhok and Bruno Senna are working on their vehicle, checking for proper machinery and technical fitments.

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mahindra formula-e

The duo has spent their Tuesday fixing their seats; they have hired a mechanic to ensure that the seats are well structured. They are adjusting pedal positions as well, according to their convenience. Each team is allotted only one car driver, Chandhok and Senna have shared information to the public about their machines, and according to a fan they have named their car Mahindra Nitro.

Senna was first to step on the track, and brought out his Mahindra Nitro, he checked for technical issues, fixed by the mechanic. He then drove the car to finish many laps, to check for recharge systems and battery. Chandhok removed his car in the afternoon and drove the vehicle to gain insight into the functioning of an electronic model.

On taking his car for many test drives, Chandhok said,’it was a great day, it is always loads of fun to drive a new car, but the enjoyment quotient with an electric car is a different ballgame. The goal was to check for technical issues, vital for efficient completion of a race such as battery and motor.’

The tournament is called Formula E car which is an electric vehicle, it is a differently made vehicle. Drivers have to employ effective strategies and thinking to drive these vehicles. Electric cars are differently made; much of the concern is not centred on fuel, but battery life and recovery systems. Consumers have to emerge with various thought processes, and much of the attention is drawn on battery conservation.

Karun Chandhok and Bruno Senna are at the moment working on first phase of tournament preparation. They are checking for optimum performance and comfort with proper seat fitment and optimum battery and recharge systems. They have used an interesting name for their vehicle called Mahindra Nitro, linked to something that is immensely powerful. The two will come out with full fledged electric race car, and face the test of the competition on the 3rd and 4th of July.

The thrilling and unique Formula E car race will begin on the 13th of September in Beijing. Senna and Chandhok are proficient in international racing circuit, and have participated in challenging Formula One tournaments. The two have partnered in many races, and hence have built a strong partnership bond.

It will be interesting to witness a Formula E race event, not all the time will one get to watch an electric racing event. The testing task is battery preservation; the beneficial part of the event is efficient promotion of eco-preservation. Also driving an electric car might be safer because of the high-tech nature of the vehicle, which will lead to lesser occurrences of injuries.

The commencement of event is just a few months away, and is a must watch episode.

Ssangyong Rexton RX6 a classic SUV launch

The power of Mahindra is visible all over the world; its great revenue impact has enabled a joint partnership with Ssangyong an acclaimed Korean based firm. Mahindra Ssangyong has lately launched Rexton R6 sold at price of Rs 19.96 lakhs. It is a big launch built at the company’s established Chakan unit in Pune.

New SsangYong Rexton RX6 trim

New SsangYong Rexton RX6 trim

At the launch ceremony the chief marketing officer in automotive segment of Mahindra and Mahindra, Vivek Nayer said, ‘’we are driven towards the direction of customer’s aspirations, and constantly seek their comments and update our products accordingly. Rexton RX6 is a reflection of our commitment to bring in consumer value and quality. The car will be sold with manual transmission gearbox in 4×4 drive mode.’’

Rexton RX6 moves on a potent 2.7 litre engine attached to five speed manual transmission gearbox. The specialty of Mahindra Ssangyong is premium SUV vehicles and found itself in the top space during the 2013-14 fiscal. The car is sold in interesting shades such as Volcano Black, Opulant Purple, Satin White and Moondust silver.

A product from Mahindra Ssangyong has to be packed with features, the few unique and attention-grabbing features of the car are rain sensing wipers, automatic headlights, electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory function. Consumers can feel the sense of safety with the fitment of anti-lock brake system and hill decent control.

The exteriors of Rexton RX6 looks classic, so does the insides, the cabin room is massive layered with fine beige and black décor. There is too much of excitement to look into with top class leather upholstery, and refined steering leather. The driver’s seat can be adjusted eight ways; there are rear view mirrors and memory seats a feature that was not there in RX5. There is world class touchscreen infotainment equipment with inbuilt GPS, the standard feature. Sources say the touchscreen unit is simple to use. There is an electronic sunroof with open and tilt functions.

The car looks stylish and sophisticated, what is attractive are the innovatively designed swept back head light design and neat grille arrangement. Sources say it looks macho to the core with generous usage of chrome. The tail lights looks arty molded into neat wrap around structures.

RX6 is a threat too many it is longer than its arch rival Toyota Fortuner, its other ace rivals are Renault Duster, Ford EcoSport, Volkswagen Taigun, Nissan Terrano, Hyundai ix25 and Maruti Suzuki XA Alpha. It is a car to look forward to enjoy the width and breadth of luxury it has to offer. The vast interior room makes it well suited for amazing city rides and also perfect for a life-remembering vacation adventure.

Mahindra Ssangyong has another interesting upcoming launch called S101; the car was spied many times at various stages of evolution. It too will come in a grand package and interiors are lush to the core inspired by the lavishness of XUV500. Some say the car might be called XUV300.

Should we expect a Quanto facelift?

Mahindra made an attempt at a sub 4 meter MUV with the Mahindra Quanto. To do this, they took the design inspiration from Xylo and that wasn’t really a good idea. The Xylo was already an unattractive car and the resulting Quanto was even uglier. They are coming up with a new sub 4 meter vehicle which is the S101. It is based on an entirely new platform and will borrow design cues from the attractive Mahindra flagship SUV XUV 500. So we are expecting it to be an attractive car and now the question here is that if they should facelift the Quanto as well.

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Mahindra Quanto

The Quanto currently being sold is a decent car if you can live with the looks. It is spacious on the inside and has got decent interiors. It is powered by an impressive 1.5 liter three cylinder turbocharged engine which develops a peak power of 100 bhp. It transmits its power via a five speed manual gearbox. During the Auto Expo 2014 earlier this year, they showcased a new variant of the Mahindra Quanto among other vehicles. This new variant is the automatic version of the Quanto.

The AutoShift gearbox that they have used in this new variant is developed with Ricardo. This is similar to the AMT system we recently saw on the Maruti Suzuki Celerio. It would provide the convenience of an automatic gearbox without adding the hassles. It would also provide performance and efficiency similar to manual transmission. The design is very much similar to the model already available in the market. It still has that bland face and abruptly ending tailgate which looks awkward. It gets the spare wheel on the boot which looks decent but doesn’t suit the small dimension of the vehicle.

The MUV, as we already said is spacious on the inside. The doors are large providing easy entrance and exit. The large cabin also gives you plenty of legroom. The interiors on this AT version are very much similar to the standard car except for the center console. Here the manual stick shifter has been replaced by the AutoShift stick. The lever sits in the right slot which gives the option of N and R. moving it to right will put it in M mode. Then you can push it towards + or – to toggle gears.

You also get a decent level of equipment on the car. You get features like power windows, airbags, ABS, AirCon and alloy wheels. The five speed AutoShift system is controlled by the ECU on this car. It operates on the shift map and senses when the gear ratio needs to be changed. The ratios are shifted by a hydraulic actuator. It hasn’t got a torque convertor which cuts down on weight and simplifies the system. This system can be used as an automatic or manual which gives the user more freedom. This vehicle not only brings this AMT gearbox but also comes with regenerative braking. They will have to market this product right to ensure that it doesn’t face the fate of current Quanto.

Mahindra S101 captured again

Mahindra S101 was spotted again, by a car enthusiast in Chennai; the car was captured several times in the outskirts of Chennai where the company’s R&D unit is located. Mahindra is a leading utility vehicle enterprise in India; some classic products are XUV500, Scorpio, Xylo and Quanto.

mahindra s101 rendering

Mahindra S101 Rendering

So much is written about S101, the enthusiasm levels with the car is sky high, the expected launch date is early 2015, and already about hundred spy images are shot. The competition in SUV segment has become more intense with the launch of Ford EcoSport, Renault Duster, Volkswagen Taigun and Nissan Terrano. Mahindra will introduce S101 a below four meter car to fight the arch battle with Ford EcoSport.

Mahindra will design the car on a new monocoque platform; the spy model is the pre-production car. Car buffs have cracked the stage of production and discovered interesting features like body panels and tail lights fitted with bulbs. S101 is expected to offer plenty of occupant room with its 3+3 seating arrangement also seen in Datsun Go. Customers can look forward to unexplored thrill chills with the fitment of bench type seat in front. This type of arrangement is possible since the gear lever is on center console.

The upcoming S101 will be equipped with a potent petrol 1.2 liter three cylinder engine. The engine is designed on a joint collaboration basis with Ssangyong Motor. The diesel vehicle gathers its energy from a robust 1.5 liter three cylinder mCR 100 engine also stuffed in Quanto.

Mahindra has for years produced quality SUV’s built for highly adventurous terrains. The power of the vehicles is visible on rigorous motor racing events conducted by the firm like Great Escape. The past couple of years have been gloomy for the auto segment in India. The sale outcome was lower than the corresponding year, inflation shot up like never before that led to increased fuel and commodity prices.

Amidst the gloomy atmosphere, many launches have happened, Ford decided to storm the SUV segment with EcoSport, and Renault with Duster. Both are one time wonders launched with the aim to tide away from dreary sales. Mahindra is the strong target for new SUV launches. Duster and EcoSport are draped in modern SUV material different from XUV500 and Scorpio.

Mahindra will bring in S101, and car buffs will surely be curious about the position of Mahindra vehicles post launch. Even with the threats the power of Scorpio is still unharmed. The sale output of the car is higher than Duster and EcoSport. S101 will be packed with luxury to the level of XUV500, and sources say the car might be called XUV300. Mahindra is working around the cut-throat competition that exists in the segment. Its forthcoming new Scorpio facelift is different from the earlier models. The exteriors are refurnished and interiors are completely new with modern outlook inspired by XUV500. The company is also working on next gen Bolero. Those who can’t wait to have a glimpse of S101 will have to wait till next year.