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Hours after the first teaser image of Mahindra's much-awaited S101 hit the web, a fresh batch of spy shots of the same has now started doing the rounds on the internet, this time showing the front LED DRLs of the model.

Mahindra is all set to announce the details of its new S101 compact SUV in India on 18 December. While the auto aficionados have already got several hints on what the new S101 mini-SUV will look like and what it will have in store to amuse the SUV lovers, here comes yet another set of spy shots of the model from Anything on wheels, who have managed to snap the front LED DRLs of Mahindra S101, probably for the first time.  The vehicle was being tested near Mahindra's Chakan facility. Although the next big ticket of Mahindra is popularly known by its codename S101, rumours are rife that the company will call it KUV100.

S101, a sub four meter compact SUV expected to take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki WagonR and Chevrolet Beat, is believed to be the most affordable SUV from the house of Mahindra. The compact SUV is expected to get conventional SUV characteristics with tall stance and rugged front bumper.

The S101 is also expected to feature Mahindra's signature front grille, new head lamp cluster and body cladding. Built on an all-new monocoque platform, S101, inside the cabin, is expected to get a three-spoke multi-function steering wheel, bench-like seats in the front and a touchscreen infotainment system.

To be positioned below the TUV300, S101 is expected to include 1.2-litre diesel and petrol mills under the hood. While the petrol mill is likely to be an all-new engine developed by the company, the diesel mill could be the watered-down version of the 1.5-litre mHawk engine. Both these will be mated to a manual 5 speed transmission, while the option of AMT is also expected to be on offer.

The website for the upcoming S101 aka KUV100 has gone live with a 'coming soon' tag and the model is expected to get a price tag of around Rs 4 lakh.