Mahindra lifted the curtain from its new compact SUV – XUV300 on Wednesday and though the official launch is still two months away, there seems to be a lot of interest around this new product. The company has tried to target this SUV to a new category of buyers. From design to features, many such things have been included so that this SUV can give a tough competition to its rival cars.
Mahindra XUV 300 is based on the SsangYong Tivoli platform. This can be called Ribes variant of Tivoli because the company has made several changes to make it suitable for the Indian market. Its design inspired the company’s powerful SUV XUV500.
The XUV300 takes the same Cheetah design language albeit with a hint of Tivoli’s European style. The side profile gets a sharp shoulder line on the doors which joins the wheel arches of both the wheels. As the sunroof feature is becoming very popular in India and Mahindra has done its best to redeem it. This SUV has been equipped with a sunroof feature. Apart from this, up-market features such as LED playtime running lamp, push start/stop button, touchscreen technology system and dual-zone climate control have been provided. Its cabin can be like Mahindra Marazzo.
Mahindra XUV300 will be offering several best-in-class features such as all 4 disc brakes and 7-airbags and all weigh in its new compact SUV, which will be available in a car for the first time in this segment. Apart from this, there are advanced safety features such as ABS with ESP and EBD. and it will be also equipped with auto AC, cruise control, sunroof, dual-tone dashboard, leather seats, and 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels. In addition to the touchscreen infotainment system, there’s a second screen that displays the AC temperature.
The XUV 300 is likely to be given a Mahindra Marazzo engine. This 1.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine generates 121 bhp of power and 300 Nm torque. This will be the strongest engine in the sub-4-meter SUV segment. However, automatic transmissions will not be available in this. The engine is equipped with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Expected Price: ₹7-11 Lakh
XUV 300 Electric debut: While the company will make the XUV300 available with both petrol and diesel engine options, Dr. Pawan Goenka, Managing Director, Mahindra & Mahindra, said that the company is also planning to launch an electric variant of the car in 2020