- To be launched by the end of this year
- Based on Tivoli, but will be under the four-metre mark
- To get LED projector headlamps and LED tail lamps
- Expected to be powered by the 1.2-litre G80 turbo petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engine options
Mahindra’s compact SUV codenamed the S201 has been spotted on test once again, ahead of its official launch later this year. The production-spec version of the S201, based on the SsangYong Tivoli, has been spotted on test beside the recently christened Marazzo MPV. The sub-four meter SUV space being quite popular in the country, the upcoming S201 from Mahindra will take on the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon and the Ford EcoSport.
As compared to the Tivoli which measures 4,195mm in length, the S201 is expected to get a redesigned C-Pillar and a tweaked fascia, to keep it well under the 4,000mm mark to qualify under small car GST benefits. The vehicle is also expected to be offered with a new set of tail lamps, silver skid plate and revised bumpers. As seen in test mule images from the past, the vehicle is also expected to be offered with wraparound headlamps, horizontal foglamps and integrated LED DRLs and turn indicators.
Although more details for the interior are not known, for now, the vehicle is expected to be offered with a dual tone dashboard, a new steering wheel and a modern instrument console. The vehicle is also expected to be offered with a large touchscreen infotainment system and will get features like engine start/stop button and cruise control.
Mechanically, the S201 is expected to be powered by the 1.2-litre G80 turbo petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engine options. The engines will be offered in manual and AMT transmission options.