- The Mahindra S204 will be based on the SsangYong Tivoli XLV.
- It will get a 5+2 seating layout.
- The S204 will be powered by 1.5-litre turbocharged, direct-injection petrol and diesel engines.
Just yesterday we reported about Mahindra working on a seven-seat version of the XUV300. And now, we have the first spy images of the Mahindra S204 (codename). Considering the S204 is scheduled to debut in the European markets in 2022, we can expect it to be launched in India towards the end of 2020 or early 2021.
Similar to the XUV300, which is based on the SsangYong Tivoli, the Mahindra S204 will be based on the Tivoli XLV. Compared to the regular version, the Tivoli XLV is 245mm longer (4,440mm in length) and has a boot space of 720-litres. Mahindra could use the elongated boot to include a third row of seats. The wheelbase of the Tivoli XLV is 2600mm, which is similar to that of the Mahindra XUV300.
Under the hood, the Mahindra S204 will be powered by a set of 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol and diesel engines. While the oil burner will be similar to the one used on the Mahindra Marazzo and XUV300, the gasoline unit will be an all-new 1.5-litre direct-injection turbo-petrol motor that will produce 161bhp and 280Nm. Transmission choices will include a six-speed manual gearbox and an automatic transmission.
The Mahindra S204 will compete against the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Nissan Kicks, Renault Duster and the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross. It will be positioned between the XUV300 and the XUV500 and could be priced between Rs 11-15 lakhs (ex-showroom).