Mahindra & Mahindra
A worker cleans a logo of Mahindra & Mahindra inside their showroom in the southern Indian city of Chennai April 12, 2011.Reuters

Popular SUV maker Mahindra has confirmed to launch its new sub-four-metre compact SUVs in India.

The company also added that the 2015 line-up of Mahindra will also include a light commercial vehicle (LCV), which is built on a new platform.

In India, SUV has one of the fastest growing markets and undoubtedly Mahindra has been a dominant power in the segment. But now with the increasing competition in the market, it looks like Mahindra is also feeling the heat, which did not have many launches this year as well as the last.

Pawan Goenka, Executive Director for Mahindra & Mahindra, said the company will be completely back on track in 2015 with the launches of three new vehicles including two new sub-four-metre SUVs.

The auto enthusiasts in the country already know that Mahindra is in the testing phase of its two new SUVs codenamed S101 and U301 in India and the vehicles have been spied testing on public roads numerous times.

While S101 is an all new sub-four-metre compact SUV, based on a monocoque platform, the U301 is the codename for the new-generation Bolero, which will replace the current version. The S101 is likely to get bench-type seating arrangement at the front for three and is likely to include features like auto climate-control and steering-mounted buttons for infotainment system.

On the other hand, the new Bolero is likely to take design cues from its existing models and is expected to pack a larger screen infotainment system, newly styled dashboard with a central console, a three-spoke steering wheel and rectangular AC vents.

As for the engines, both U301 and S101 will include Mahindra's newly developed engines. Mahindra is developing seven new engines to power its future vehicles.