It’s Confirmed- Mahindra S201 Compact SUV Coming to India!
The cat is out of the bag! Mahindra and Mahindra will be introducing a new sub-compact SUV in the country which has been secretly named as the ‘S201’. The SUV will go under development soon and is expected to compete with the popular Renault Duster and Hyundai Creta. The upcoming compact SUV will be built on the SsangYong Motor’s X100 platform that underpins the Tivoli. Just so you know, Tivoli will not be introduced in India. The S201 will be styled under the guidance of SsangYong and Pininfarina – the famous Italian car design company recently acquired by M&M. The heart of the S201 might be equipped with a new TGDI 1.5-L petrol engine that is being developed by SsangYong and Mahindra jointly.
Although M&M owns SsangYong, the carmaker is in the process of buying licensing rights for SsangYong’s X100 platform. The overall styling and design of the S201 will be completely different even though the platform remains the same. Expected to be ready by the year 2018, the new engine will be utilized for both brand’s products. The company plans to utilize the mHAWK 100 diesel unit that does duty in TUV300 and Mahindra NuvoSport. M&M is also busy in developing a new flagship model based on XUV500 Aero concept and a new U321 MPV.
Mahindra S201 Expected Launch
The compact SUV is expected to grace the domestic market with its presence by the end of 2018 or early 2019.
Mahindra S201 Expected Price
The Mahindra compact SUV will be positioned and priced in between the Scorpio and NuvoSport. The offer price can be somewhere around Rs 9 lakh to Rs 13 lakh (ex-showroom) approx.
Mahindra S201 Rivals in India
The Mahindra S201 is way more up-market than rest of the compact SUVs offered by the company, hence it will be seen competing with the Renault Duster, Hyundai Creta and rest in the segment.
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