Mahindra Inferno could be the name of the premium compact SUV – S201, which will rival Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford Ecosport
Mahindra has a stock of upcoming vehicles that will be launched in the Indian market in the coming times. Recently, the Indian automotive giant announced the name of the Mahindra Y400 as the Alturas G4. Earlier we speculated that the Y400 would be known as the Inferno because of a strong speculation. It now seems that the brand will save the Inferno name for the upcoming compact SUV that is codenamed as the S201.
The S201 would is a sub-4-meter compact SUV and would take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and the Ford EcoSport in the Indian market. The compact SUV would be placed at as a premium product in the market and would get a price tag that would be similar to the higher variants of the competition.
The Inferno name was leaked on a social media platform and as Mahindra loves to name their vehicles ending with the alphabet “O”, the Inferno seems to be the right fit for the upcoming vehicle.
This would be the third product in the segment by Mahindra after the TUV 300 and the Quanto, which was later launched as NuvoSport. The compact SUV segment is becoming extremely popular and almost all the manufacturers have their products or planning to launch their offerings in the segment. The Maruti Vitara Brezza became the best-selling UV in India soon after its launch which shows the growth potential of the segment.
It is based on the SsangYong Tivoli and would get sharp looks. On the outside, the vehicle will get LED projector headlamps with DRLs and strong creases on the body. On the inside, the S201 would offer features like a touchscreen-based infotainment system and an SRS airbag system.
The S201 Inferno would be the most powerful SUV in the segment. The petrol version would be powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine that is expected to produce around 125 Bhp while the diesel engine would a 1.5-litre unit that would churn a maximum of around 115 Bhp. The vehicle would be launched in 2019 and would not offer a 4WD system.