Yes, the interiors are way better compared to the outgoing model. Initial review suggests that Mahindra has modified the suspension set up, brakes & chassis to improve the driving dynamics. Though it isn't class leading; its better compared to previous version. Though it looks like more of a refreshed version, in actual Mahindra has put in quite a bit of effort. They claim most of the components are totally new & specifically designed. No word on automatic as yet. With the kind of pricing, I feel it will provide a good competition to Dusters / Terranos'.