After the launch of the Alturas G4 Mahindra is getting ready to introduce yet another vehicle in the domestic market. Mahindra will unveil the name and design details of the S201 compact SUV on December 1, 2018. The compact SUV from Mahindra will compete with the likes of the Vitara Brezza and the Tata Nexon.
The S201 is aimed squarely at the top selling Vitara Brezza and Nexon models. As per reports the SUV will get features like projector headlights, cruise control and a sunroof. The compact SUV is based on the SsangYong Tivoli.
The Mahindra S201 will be available with both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol motor will be a 1.2 litre 4-cylinder turbocharged unit while the diesel engine will be the same one that does duty in the Marazzo. This unit develops 121 bhp and 300 Nm of torque. The Mahindra S201 is expected to be offered with both manual and automatic transmission options.
Expected to launch in early 2019, the S201 is expected to be priced around INR 7.5 lakhs. When launched the S201 will be pitted against the likes of the Ford Ecosport, Maurti Vitara Brezza and the Tata Nexon.
Final Thoughts –
The compact SUV segment is the extremely popular in India and Mahindra needs to ensure it gets the pricing right for the S201 to get the ball rolling.
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