Maruti Vitara Brezza-rivalling Mahindra S201 (Ssangyong Tivoli) compact SUV spied

Mahindra will soon launch a new compact SUV that is currently codenamed as S201. The compact SUV will be Mahindra’s third product in the market after the NuvoSport (Quanto replacement) and TUV 300. The car has been spied with production version tail lamps for the first time ever and here are all the details that you want to know.

The S201 will be available in two versions in the Indian market. There will be a short wheelbase version that will take on the likes of Ford EcoSport and Maruti Vitara Brezza,  while a long wheelbase version will take on the Creta segment. The short wheelbase version will be launched later this year during the festive season while the long wheelbase version will be launched sometime next year. Even though the S201 has been caught testing in the Indian market quite a few times, this is the first time that we get to see a production version tail lamp cluster.

The tail lamp cluster reveals the triangular LED lamps of the upcoming car. The LED lamps are expected to give it a unique identity. The rear also gets a roof-mounted spoiler and a raked windshield. There are fog lamps and reflectors integrated with the lower side of the bumper too. The sub 4-meter S201 will be a monocoque body SUV unlike the TUV 300 and the NuvoSport.

The spied sub 4-meter version gets a set of new engines that have been co-developed by SsangYong and Mahindra. The petrol powered S201 will get a 1.2-litre turbocharged engine that generates a maximum power of 140 Bhp, which will be a class-leading power output. The diesel engine will be a 1.5-litre turbocharged unit that produces around 125 Bhp. Both the engine options are expected to get the manual and automatic transmission.

Earlier spy pictures also revealed the LED DRL of the car. It will get premium features like projector headlamps, dual-tone alloy wheels and a touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Mahindra is not expected to offer an AWD option with the upcoming vehicle just like its rivals. It will be an FWD vehicle.