Mahindra has released a teaser image for its upcoming compact crossover likely to be called KUV100, as reported earlier. Codenamed S101 the vehicle is likely to be positioned below the TUV300, is expected to rival smaller hatchbacks, and will be more car-like in construction.
The image shows modern styling unlike the rest of the model range (except the XUV500). The previous spyshots have shown a plastic cladding giving it the crossover looks. The rear door handle is placed on the C-pillar à la Chevrolet Beat, and thus makes for a cleaner look on the sides.
The structure is expected to be monocoque, while the front-wheel drive layout will ensure there’s efficient delivery of power and maximum utilisation of space. Engine range is expected to consist of newly developed diesel and petrol engines, both 1.2-litre 3-cylinder units. And apart from the regular manual gearboxes, an optional AMT is also likely.
The rumoured starting price of Rs 4 lakhs looks too good to be true, but Mahindra might just pull this one off.
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