Mahindra developing Rs 4 lakh SUV S101 with Ssangyong

October 20, 2011, 11:10 IST by Vikas Yogi

The country’s largest utility vehicle maker Mahindra & Mahindra is mulling over the option of developing a sub Rs 4 lakh Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) in the Indian market. According to the industry reports, the car maker is working with its South Korean subsidiary Ssangyong to develop a small SUV for the Indian market. The upcoming mini SUV has been codenamed as S101, and is gaining popularity as Nano of SUV’s among the floor workers of M&M.

The new mini SUV from Mahindra will be first of its kind vehicle in the Indian market. The new Mahindra mini SUV is expected to come powered by a 1-1.2 liter petrol and 1.5L diesel engine. The SUV is expected to be manufactured at the M&M's plant in Chakan on the outskirts of Pune, the same unit from where the company has recently started rolling-out its all new premium SUV – XUV 500.

With a length of less than 4 meters and a 1.2L petrol / 1.5L diesel engine, the new Mahindra S101 will be qualifying for a lesser excise duty segment of 10 percent as compared to 22 percent for the vehicles having length of over 4meteres. It will take around two years to develop the mini SUV completely. The SUV is expected to be shelved in the price segment of Rs 3 to 4 lakh. If launched in the sub Rs 4 lakh range, the new Mahindra S101 will become the cheapest priced SUV in this price segment.

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Comments on this article

  • my opinion regarding XUV500 is that it should be loaded with the 3-3.5litre CRDi engine and then compare it with fortuner,endeavour,santafe and CRV etc.

    October   23 ,  2011 by   Dimple
  • Should speed up, who comes early will get away the consumers. After 2 years the time will be of electric & electric & fossil fuel hybrids. We should now start thinking ahead of west.

    October   22 ,  2011 by   Rob
  • Two years if the project is on schedule , thats a long time and by then if govt tax policy changes or any other price hike it will cost 8 - 10 Lakh on road Only.

    October   21 ,  2011 by   Venkateshwaran
  • I am dying to buy an Indian SUV.Waiting to see if the XUV 500 comes to Mauritius.It,s a very good idea to have a small SUV, but please not a toy like Nano.It should be comfortable,sporty,safe,with enough power and loaded. Well something between a Toyota Rush and a Honda CRV. Yes, Mr Mahindra, take up the challenge and make us proud.Just the way the Japanese get everything right!!

    October   21 ,  2011 by   Ravi Sibartie
  • wonder,that Principal,Staff & their friend of New Eng School gave "school leaving certificate &deposit amount 2 many including DARUWALA .0257-2229798 by going home of daruwala

    October   21 ,  2011 by   Seharzad
  • XUV 500 is there one in automatic transmission. please infor.

    October   21 ,  2011 by   Jacob Varghese
  • Sell your scarpio and your problem is solved

    October   20 ,  2011 by   Ravi
  • This news is awesome. As small SUVs are a trend in Japan. Hope that they develop it soon.

    October   20 ,  2011 by   Aadil
  • Good, but make tall people can get into it, as TATA Nano

    October   20 ,  2011 by   Bsjanardhan
  • i like a your suv xuv500.but ihave a new scorpio top modelvle one month old.but now i want exchange with xuv500 if youcan.

    October   20 ,  2011 by   Jagtar Singh Padda
  • with XUV 500 feed back and success , mahindra is trying to capitalize the same, mini xylo is still awaited for the launch i think both mini xylo ad nano suv will find many buyers as it will change the taste of buying a car instead having a suv at affordable prices, but nano suv can be a market gimmick also

    October   20 ,  2011 by   Jassi
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