S101 Mahindra Sub-Compact SUV spotted with AMT gear box and Posh interiors
Mahindra is set to launch a bevy of new models in the Indian market in 2015. First up would be the compact SUV from the Indian manufacturer codenamed the S101/102. Recent spy shots of the car posted by leading auto-portal Autocar India throws light on two important things – An AMT gear box and plush interiors.
This is the first time, Mahindra`s mini SUV`s interiors (production ready) have been snapped revealing quite a few interesting features. The S101/102 gets an integrated music system along with two rectangular shaped AC vents. The centre console has several buttons which look like controls of the infotainment system. At the left side of the central console are three AC switches placed vertically.
The S102/102 features a front bench seat with the gear lever integrated into the dashboard to liberate more space for the front row occupants. The spy shot also reveals an AMT transmission unit. The AMT gearbox was first revealed on the Mahindra Quanto at the 2014 Auto Expo and there is a possibility that it will be offered on all forth coming compact SUV`s as well.
The S101/102 is a sub 4-metre compact SUV and is expected to be launched during the second half of this year. The sub-compact SUV will be powered by a 1.2 litre petrol and a 1.5 litre diesel motor. When launched the S101/102 will directly compete with the very popular Ford Ecosport which has proved to be a hot seller for the American carmaker.