Mahindra S101 Codenamed As Mahindra KUV 100

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The upcoming S101 compact SUV from Mahindra will be called KUV 100. Earlier it was rumored that the car would be named XUV 100 as a follow up to the much successful XUV 500. The rationale behind this name change seems to be the fact that Mahindra wants to position this vehicle as a completely different vehicle from the XUV 500 because it didn’t want the XUV brand to be diluted so soon.

The K in the KUV 100 would stand for ‘Kompact’ clearly indicating towards the size of the car, which would mean it would be a sub-four meter vehicle. Most of the details of the car are still unknown. On 18th of this month the company is planning to reveal the details of the car.

The car has already been spied upon many times by avid auto lovers and from the spy shots we can make out that it has a crossover like stance along with pillar mounted door handles for rear doors. As far as powertrain is concerned, the KUV 100 will be powered by 1.2-liter three-cylinder 75bhp petrol and diesel mills. The car is slated to be priced competitively around the Rs.4 lakh mark.