is official now that the soon to be launched smart hatchback car code named
S101 from Mahindra and Mahindra will definitely have a 1.2 litre petrol mill.
Spy shots of the S101 have been doing the rounds of the social media of late
and this correspondent too caught a glimpse of a few S101 at the Chakan plant
tucked away in one corner.
Dr. Pawan Goenka, Executive
Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, said ,“We
are working on a gasoline portfolio for our products. The first petrol engine
that will be launched at the time of launch of S 101 is an engine that we
developed ground up. Just to let you know it is a 1.2 litre engine. It is a
platform series we are doing along with Ssangyong where we have a 1.2, a 1.6
and a 2 litre engine that Ssangyong has. In three to five years all our
vehicles will have a petrol option in terms of powertrain”.
stated this at the launch of the TUV300 on September 10 at Chakan near Pune in
is also most likely that before the year is through, Mahindra will be launching
its S101 which it could possibly call the XUV100. The name, of course is our
did not give details of the new petrol engines. With the S101 or the XUV100,
Mahindra will be entering a compact family car segment that will have the
styling of an SUV.
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