The upcoming Mahindra S201 will get a sunroof and many other segments first feature when it finally launches here
Mahindra will be launching the S201 compact SUV towards the end of this month or early next year. The Tivoli based SUV will take on the rivals like Ford Ecosport and the Maruti Vitara Brezza when it finally launches here in India and could be badged as Inferno.
Mahindra has introduced a couple of new products in India already this year including the XUV500 (facelift), Marazzo MPV and their flagship offering the Alturas G4 SUV. According to the reports, the soon to be launched S201 will get many segment first features which will help it stay ahead of its rivals and help Mahindra to establish their dominance once again over the compact SUV segment
1. More powerful Diesel engine
Mahindra will equip the S201 with a powerful 1.5-litre 4-cylinder unit which will produce around 123 Bhp of peak power and an equally impressive 300 Nm of torque. This is the same engine which powers the recently launched Mahindra Marazzo MPV. The new engine will be paired to a 6-speed gearbox. The addition of this new engine will make the S201 more powerful than its rivals. There is also a chance that Mahindra might introduce an AMT gearbox later as well with the engine later.
2. Disc brake on all the four wheels
Mahindra S201 will get disc brake on the four wheels. This will help give the S201 superior braking power. What is surprising though is also the fact that the S201 will get bigger 17-inch alloy wheels as well. Ford is the only auto manufacturer in this segment to offer 17-inch wheels on their Ecosport Signature and S trims until now.
3. The top spec S201 will get a Panoramic sunroof
We already mentioned above the S201 will get many segments first features including a sunroof. Although the sunroof has now become a common feature among various mass market cars but this feature definitely will help increase the overall appeal of the compact SUV.
4. Loaded exterior and interior
the Mahindra S201 will most likely be equipped with an all LED headlamp and daytime running lamps while it was also spotted with an LED taillamps as well. Just like the exterior expect the interior too to also be equipped with plenty of top-notch features. Expect it to also be equipped with a large touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control and automatic rain sensing wipers etc on the top end variant.
5. Segment-first 7 airbags
Mahindra wants to make sure that their upcoming S201 to also be one of the safest compact SUV on the road that is also the reason why the S201 will feature a total of 7 airbags (on the top spec variant). While it will also likely to be equipped with an ABS, ESP and rear parking sensors (as standard). The upcoming SUV is also based on the monocoque structure instead of ladder frame chassis which will actually help in better handling.