Saturday, 18 May 2013

Mahindra SsangYong S101 SUV to have 6 seats, to come with dash mounted gearbox




As we told earlier, Mahindra SsangYong will come up with six new engines and new range of SUV's out of which S101 and S102 are the most talked about. S101 is to come with 3 cylinder 1.2L petrol and 1.2L diesel engine and will be cost conscious vehicle. However, S102 will be focussed on more rich features and will be most powerful, powered by 4 cylinder 1.5L engine. Read more information here.

As per the latest sources, the S101  SUV will come with 6 seats, 3+3 seater option, thanks to the spy image by AutocarIndia which shows the dashboard mounted gearbox as we used to see in previous generation Premier and Padmini vehicles. The exteriors of this vehicle will be inspired from XUV 5OO.

The relocation of gear knob on the dashboard is done so as to increase the seating capacity of the vehicle. The SUV is expected to be much more lighter, peppier and more fuel efficient than the body-on-ladder framed Quanto SUV.

The collaboration work is steered by the Indian company and the work has already started at its Chennai R&D cnter, mahindra research valley, popularly known as MRV. The company has already cleared that the current range of SUV's - Scorpio, Xylo and XUV5OO will continue to be powered by same 2.2L mHawk and 2.5L CRDe engines and the new SUV's will share complete difference from current SUV's and will be build from scratch products.

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