Snapshot: Come 2015, Mahindra & Mahindra could launch the production version of the Ssangyong X100 compact crossover (code-named the S102) in India, as a rival to the hot selling Ford EcoSport. The X100 compact crossover could use a 1 liter turbo petrol engine that Mahindra and Ssangyong are jointly developing for use in their future utility vehicles. This turbo petrol engine is said to pack in technologies such as variable valve timing and direct injection.

Ssangyong X100 Compact Crossover Concept Front Image

 

Mahindra and Ssangyong are working together on platform and engine development. One such new platform (X100) is the one that plays host to the Ssangyong X100 crossover concept, a budget rival to the Nissan Juke globally. The production version of the Ssangyong X100 Crossover is likely to be sold with newly developed 1.6 liter petrol and turbo diesel engines in global car markets. The Ssangyong X100 crossover will be built on both left hand drive and right hand drive configurations to suit a variety of car markets.

Ssangyong X100 Compact Crossover Concept Profile Pic

The production version of the X100 will hit international markets early next year, with an official unveil at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. India’s tryst with Ssangyong’s latest compact SUV could happen in late-2015 or early-2016, before which the S101 budget SUV – also developed jointly by Mahindra and Ssangyong – will be launched here. For the Indian car market, Mahindra could tap into its existing diesel engine range and pick out the 1.5 liter-triple cylinder twin turbo diesel engine that’s found on the Quanto, and outfit this motor into both the S101 and the S102 (X100) compact SUVs.

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While the S101 compact SUV will be positioned well under the Ford EcoSport, instead rivaling B-Segment hatchbacks, the S102 (X100) crossover will take on the EcoSport and C-Segment sedans. Interestingly, the Mahindra-Ssangyong X100 utility vehicle platform seems to be a versatile one what with the latest rumours suggesting that another product – most likely a compact MPV (code-named the S103) – could be spun out of this platform.

Notably, all vehicles in Mahindra-Ssangyong’s X100 platform will feature a monocoque design in favour of crisper road handling, lower manufacturing costs, lower weight and higher fuel economy. A front wheel drive layout will be standard on all vehicles based on the X100 platform while we – judging by global trends – infer that a platform design flexible enough to support all wheel drive functionality will not be lost on Mahindra-Ssangyong.

Source TheEconomicTimes

7 replies

  1. Profile photo of Shenoy
    Shenoy answers:

    Looks too good.. A Mix of Audi Q3 and RR Evoque

  2. Profile photo of Pravin Shiriyannavar
    Pravin Shiriyannavar answers:

    The design would definitely draw attention, can be a serious contender for many cars here.

  3. Profile photo of arb8078
    arb8078 answers:

    Sexy Beast..

  4. Profile photo of Nitin Sankpal
    Nitin Sankpal answers:

    nice car but dont think that this look like Range Rover

  5. Profile photo of Ankit Patil
    Ankit Patil answers:

    Though the design looks like inspired from Evoque, its a concept and its difficult to say what we will get on road. I never go on the concepts of homegrown manufacturers..it misleads 😀

  6. Profile photo of Kunal Pandey
    Kunal Pandey answers:

    mini suv band bajanay aa raha hai___________

  7. Profile photo of Davinder Singh Randhawa
    Davinder Singh Randhawa answers:

    promising design

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