Mahindra & Mahindra has been on launch spree over the last couple of months. The Indian utility vehicle major launched the TUV300 compact SUV in September 2015 and the KUV100 this January. The updated Quanto with the rumoured name Canto is in the making, and its launch can be expected soon.
While most of the launches were primarily for India, the main product for intentional market is the XUV500. The scene is about to change with the new crossover which is based on the KUV100. The project has been codenamed S105 and will be a global product, reports CarAdvice.
The vehicle is likely to measure over 4 metre in length, but not as long as the XUV500. "Potentially it will be bigger. It will also have all the safety features required for Australia," James Halliwell, Mahindra Australia marketing manager, told CarAdvice explaining technical details.
The S105 will be portioned between the TUV300 and XUV500 SUVs in the current product portfolio. It will add more safety and comfort features against the KUV100 for being a global-spec model. In addition, the styling will also see slight changes depending on the country.
The power train will reportedly remain untouched in the new crossover. The KUV100 packs Mahindra's newly-developed 1.2-litre mFalcon G80 petrol engine developing 82bhp and 114Nm and the 1.2-litre mFalcon D75 diesel engine that churns out 77bhp and 190Nm. Both engines are mated to five-speed manual transmission.