Mahindra S201 will be launched by the end of this year to compete with Ford EcoSport and Maruti Vitara Brezza
Mahindra will be launching their new compact SUV codenamed as S201. The desire for the compact SUV in the Indian market is taking a higher level after every new launch. This year Mahindra has already been on fire when it comes to launching new products. Mahindra had launched the TUV300 Plus, XUV500 facelift and the recent blockbuster Marazzo. The Indian automaker will be coming up with the XUV700 based on the new gen SsangYong Rexton.
The S201 will get many segment first features since the competition cars already have a stronghold in the market. The main competition for the S201 will be the Ford EcoSport and Maruti Vitara Brezza. Mahindra will be making S201 more powerful than the competition with the newly introduced Marazzo engine. This diesel engine is a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder that will produce a good 123 BHP and 300 Nm of peak torque, which is more powerful than the EcoSport, Vitara Brezza, and Nexon.
On the outside, this compact SUV will get full LED headlamps, tail-lamps and DRLs. It may run on bigger 17-inch alloy wheels, offered only in the Ford EcoSport Signature and S models. This car will have a monocoque body and a similar look to the SsangYong Tivoli on which the S201 is based. With looks like Tivoli, it will also get Mahindra’s signature styling.
The interiors of the Mahindra S201 will get a panoramic sunroof, a feature that attracts more customers in the mass-market. This is again only available on the Ford EcoSport Signature and S models in the segment. The dashboard design will be taken from the SsangYong Tivoli, so we can expect the interior to be on the premium side. It will be loaded with a large touchscreen infotainment system with navigation on the range topping trim.
Safety features will include ABS, ESP and parking sensors. We might get to see the segment’s first seven airbags in the car. Mahindra S201 will have a tough fight to beat the competition, looking at Marazzo’s styling and features, we think this will be a big hit in the Indian market.
Mahindra S201 Features
– Gets many segment first features
– Powerful diesel engine
– Panoramic sunroof with seven airbags
Source – AutocarIndia.com