It seems now that the rumours will soon come to an end for the name of the S101. This micro-SUV from Mahindra is most likely to be called as KUV100, and not CUV100 or XUV100 as the official logo of the company has been made as KUV100. This time around Mahindra senior executives have been very tight-lipped about the name for this new micro SUV.
Mahindra will be looking at introducing the KUV100 this year itself and this will be the company’s next major product. The KUV100 is a new monocoque chassis and it will be powered by a 1.2-litre petrol and 1.2-litre diesel engine option. The KUV100’s engines have been recently developed by Mahindra and Ssangyong together. There will also be an option of an AMT (automated manual transmission) as well.
Mahindra will badge it as 100 as it will be smaller than the TUV300 in size. We do not know what K stands for, maybe Krossover. This product is targeting first-time car buyers and the Indian auto maker is looking at increasing its market share in the UV1 and compact crossover segment with its range of upcoming products.
The Mahindra KUV100 will be targeting first-time car buyers and will be a five-seater. This will be a direct competition to the i20 Active and it is of the similar size. Mahindra didn’t have a strong presence in the UV1 segment and now it will have the TUV300, KUV100 and soon the Quanto facelift too.
Mahindra S101’s engine derived from Tivoli -EXCLUSIVE
Mahindra S101’s 1.2-litre petrol engine, with which the new micro SUV will be making its debut has been built on the same platform on which the Ssangyong Tivoli is also based. The Mahindra S101 (KUV100/XUV100) will be the smallest UV from the Indian utility manufacturer and the company will be looking at increasing the number of common parts used. (more…)
Mahindra S101 gets XUV500-like grille -SPOTTED
Mahindra S101’s testing is in its last stage and the production-ready version is being tested in the Himalayas. The Mahindra S101/XUV100/KUV100 was spotted in its production-ready avatar in Himachal Pradesh by one of our readers. The Mahindra S101 spotted has 185/65/R14 MRF ZVTS tyres, for the lower trim levels. The top-of-the-line version will have 15-inch alloy wheels. (more…)
Mahindra S101/XUV100/KUV100 spotted on test again
Mahindra S101/XUV100/KUV100 has been spotted on test and this is time the front of the SUV is clearly visible. This is a micro-SUV and it has a new-generation Mahindra styling. The front grille is slim and the headlamps even have daytime running LEDs. Mahindra will be targeting first time car buyers with this micro SUV/ crossover. (more…)
Mahindra S101 to get 1.2-litre diesel engine – CONFIRMED
Once again, we have got confirmed information that Mahindra has been S101 will be having only a 1.2-litre petrol and diesel engine. We had confirmed information in April itself, but there were rumours that there will be a 1.5-litre diesel as well. There will be no 1.5-litre mHawk powering the S101/KUV100/XUV100.
Mahindra S101/CUV100 to come in yellow colour
Mahindra’s S101 (CUV100) has been snapped once again and this time it is ready with its production version tail lamps and even flashed its yellow colour. The Mahindra TUV300 is likely to be launched in orange colour and the S101 (CUV100) might be coming in yellow. Mahindra is targeting young and first-time car buyers with the S101 and this will be micro-SUV or a compact crossover. (more…)
Mahindra S101/CUV100 interiors spied
Mahindra’s S101’s interiors have been spotted. It has a neat flowing centre console that has been flowing. The instrument panel is neat and it has an integrated music system and the new-generation Mahindra steering wheel (as we saw on the Mahindra TUV300). (more…)
Mahindra to launch the S101 (CUV100) in 2HFY16
Mahindra has plans to launch the S101 in the second half of 2016, as per the company officials. The S101 is a crossover or a micro-SUV (as Mahindra calls it) and it will be targeting first-time car buyers. However, these will be the youth or those who are recently married. The S101 will be somewhat a new segment, as it will be of the size of the Ritz with higher ground clearance. It will be a modern crossover, with high ground clearance with a small footprint, to make it easy to drive and park in congested cities. (more…)
Mahindra S101 likely to be called as CUV100/XUV100 -EXCLUSIVE
Mahindra is likely to name its S101, the micro SUV as CUV100 or XUV100 as we had stated earlier. However, it is a bit too early to come to a conclusion. Mahindra has even been considering Nuvosport as a name for this new micro SUV that the Indian automaker is planning to launch this year. (more…)