Subcompact “SUV” Indian Mahindra once again caught during tests. On the home market the novelty can get to the end of 2018.
The crossover, which is still known by the internal index S201, Mahindra is testing from last year. Fresh photos of the model published by the portal Team-BHP. “SUV” is based on the SsangYong Tivoli (Indian auto giant owns Korean brand), and, according to preliminary data, the novelty will be Mahindra two versions – standard and short. The length of the second option will not exceed four metres – such machines in India based on tax benefits. Probably short cross imprinted on the photo. Note, the length of Tivoli 202 is 4 mm. by the Way, “Korean” still have “stretched” version of the XLV (4 440 mm), but such modification is in India, does not appear.
Mahindra S201 haven’t lost camo, but even through the masking tape, externally, the model differs from the “donor”: Indian cross received a new grille, headlights and tail lights, different bumpers. The salon, according to local media reports, going to replicate the interior of the SsangYong Tivoli.
It is expected that S201 will be offered with a new turbocharged 1.2 petrol and 1.5 diesel engine of its own design Mahindra. The power of the first motor will be about 140 PS, the return of the diesel engine is still unknown. Crossover SsangYong Tivoli is equipped with “aspirated” 1.6, with a capacity of 128 HP and 115-horsepower diesel engine of similar displacement. The model of the Korean brand has four-wheel drive version, will full drive S201 – data yet.
The Indian market the new Mahindra should be out before the end of this year, its main competitors will be Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport and Tata Nexon (SsangYong Tivoli in India do not sell). The estimated starting price of the new crossover – 800,000 rupees ($11 700). Beyond India “SUV” Mahindra most likely will not get out.