SCOOP! Mahindra developing new compact SUV

    Mahindra’s EcoSport rival could come with six- or eight-seat option.

    Published On Mar 13, 2013 05:28:00 PM

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    SCOOP! Mahindra developing new compact SUV

    We were the first to tell you about Mahindra developing a range of new SUVs, including sub-compact models, and now here are the first ever pictures of one such model undergoing testing.

    This new baby SUV (codenamed S101) will be the second offering from Mahindra in the sub-four-metre SUV segment and will sit below the Quanto. Mahindra plans to aim the S101 at the likes of sportier mini-SUVs like the Ford EcoSport. As you can see from the photo, this heavily camouflaged test mule is at a very early stage of development, and features dummy head- and tail-lamps. The car’s profile reveals a sporty, crossover-like stance with high ground clearance and a slightly raked rear windscreen.

    Mahindra is reportedly planning to share interior components with its other models to keep costs down. What’s more, seeing as how it managed to squeeze seven seats into a sub-four-metre footprint with the Quanto, the company could pitch this new SUV as a six- or even an eight-seater.

    The carmaker is also reportedly considering developing an upmarket version of the S101 that will be codenamed S102.

    Also read: SCOOP! Mahindra to develop new engine family.

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