Mahindra’s all-new compact SUV is expected in mid-2018, and will offer best-in-class performance, according to the company. The new compact SUV's 1.2-litre gets will be modified and power will see a bump to around 140hp.
When compared to the competition, the S201’s motor makes 30hp more than the Tata Nexon's and around 20hp more than the new Ford 1.5-litre ‘Dragon’, which will make its global debut in India later this year.
Rajan Wadhera, EVP, R&D and Global Product Development of M&M was quoted saying, “The S201 will be powered by state-of-the-art petrol and diesel engines developed in-house, which will give us best-in-class performance, I am pretty excited with the 1.2 petrol which will come with turbocharging and direct injection.”
The S201 will use a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder engine, making as much as 125hp and we expect the S201 to be aggressively priced to rival the Tata Nexon.