Mahindra S201 Compact: Mahindra S201 is coming with a great speed. It is expected to get a model title “XUV 300”. In terms of appearance, it looks much like XUV 500 and inferior XUV 500. We have got the spied images of the vehicle many times previously. As per latest reports, the SUV is spied just before launch. The SUV is expected to launch soon. For now, it has been detected in Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu.
Previously, we have received the exterior spy shots of the vehicle, but now we have caught the cabin images as well. The cabin looks updated with many high-grade features which are somewhat identical to Ssanyong Tivoli. Similar to XUV 500 model, the upcoming variant is seen in a unique monocoque form with a wider exterior which resulted in more head and leg-room inside the cabin. The small SUV will come in as higher ground clearance figure.
According to the spied images, the dash of the SUV S201 will be based on Tivoli. Although, there are any modified features which make the variant different from other models. The dash is polished in the dual-color segment including the lower section in beige and the upper in black. The dash is parted with a subtle faux-aluminum panel which makes it looks classy. The components which the company has borrowed from Tivoli are the steering wheel along with Speakers and Bluetooth mounted controls.
The instrumentation is highlighted with a pair of general dials and multi-info display. Like Tivoli, it doesn’t include silver polished console. The interior is outfitted with a 7-inch touch infotainment system for a reverse camera that also supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It features AC vents with dual-zone climate control center. The spy shot also shows a start-stop button and center armrest can also be seen in the images. Some additional features include a start-stop button, reverse parking assist, automatic climate control and many other.
The company has also focused on adding some top-spec safety features including ABS with EBD, ESP, Hill assists control and others. In the outside, the compact SUV is outfitted with projector headlamps with DRLs, LED tail lights, ORVMS with combined turn indicators, roof rails, rear spoiler, and wipers. It can come with total seven airbags in the top-spec variant.
In terms of technical specification, the S201 will be powered by a 1.5-litre diesel engine which will produce140 BHP of peak power and 240 Nm of peak torque combined with a 6-speed manual gearbox transmission. It will also be available in the 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol motor which will generate 100 BHP of power and 180 Nm of peak torque. The company will produce the model with a price tag of approx. INR 7 Lakhs to INR11 Lakhs. It will battle against Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, and Ford Ecosport.
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