A new set of Mahindra S101 Compact SUV spy images has emerged on the web, showing its bigger sibling Qaunto also in the frame.
The Ford EcoSport killer has been in the news for quite some time. The vehicle which had already made its way to the cyber space on a number of occasions is snapped by the folks at Cartoq this time. In the latest set of spy shots, the test mule of Mahindra S101 is seen disguised and looks smaller than Quanto. Like the previous images, the taillights of the new SUV are still seen as made of basic bulbs, suggesting that the vehicle is in the initial stages of production.
The vehicle, a sub four-meter compact SUV will be built on a new monocoque platform and is likely to be powered by Mahindra's newly developed 1.2-liter three-cylinder petrol engine. The diesel variant of the vehicle is expected to pack 1.5-liter three-cylinder mCR100 unit which does duty in the Quanto.
If rumours ring true, the Mahindra's upcoming SUV will be monikered XUV300 and is likely to parade features like auto climate control, steering mounted buttons for infotainment system along with safety features like ABS, EBD, 4 airbags and ESP.
The auto world is expecting to see the new rival of ford EcoSport on Indian road by next year and the vehicle is likely to carry a price tag of ₹5-7 lakhs. Mahindra, the brand known for SUVs is also prepping Scorpio facelift and next generation Bolero (codenamed U301) for the country.
The Mahindra Scorpio facelift, which is expected to make its debut in the next few months in the domestic market, was spied in the country recently. Under the hood, the Scorpio facelift is expected to pack the same 2.2 liter four cylinder turbocharged mHawk diesel engine, which powers the current model. The engine is likely to offer a power of 120 bhp and peak torque of 290 Nm. The Scorpio facelift is likely to receive changes in its headlamps, front grille, front bumper and revamped tail lamps on the exterior.
Meanwhile, Mahindra reported a marginal one percent growth in total sales at 38,471 units for the month of June. The domestic sales of the company rose to 36,457 units last month from 36,207 in the corresponding month a year ago. The sales of passenger vehicles, including Scorpio, XUV 5OO, Xylo, Bolero and Verito stood at 16,780 units as against the 17,232 units in June 2013.