Mahindra has launched its latest SUV, the XUV 300 in the Indian market. The much-awaited sub-four metre SUV from Mahindra comes with a starting price of Rs 7.90 lakh, ex-showroom (India).
Bookings for the new Mahindra XUV 300 already begun ahead of its launch for an amount of Rs 20,000. Deliveries of the new SUV will commence immediately as the XUV 300 has already secured over 4,000 bookings.
The Mahindra XUV 300 is based on the same platform as the Ssangyong Tivoli. The X100 platform on the Mahindra XUV 300 though has been reworked to come under the four-metre segment. The XUV 300 borrows a number of design cues from its larger sibling, the XUV 500.
The Mahindra XUV 300 will be available in four trims — W4, W6, W8 and W8 OPT. All four trims of the SUV will come loaded with features, many of which are segment-firsts. Even the base ‘W4’ variant of the XUV 300 is expected to feature a number of new equipment as well.
The top-spec W8 OPT receives an optional feature pack for an additional Rs 1.19 lakh, over the standard ‘W8’ variant.
In terms of dimensions, the Mahindra XUV 300 is 3,995mm in length, 1,821mm in width and 1,617mm in height. The XUV 300 comes with a wheelbase of 2,600mm, which is the largest in the sub-four-metre SUV segment.
The new Mahindra XUV 300 will come powered with two engine options — 1.2-litre turbo petrol and 1.5-litre diesel. The diesel engine on the XUV 300 has been borrowed from the Mahindra Marazzo MPV and produces 115bhp and 300Nm of torque. The 1.2-litre turbo petrol, on the other hand, churns out 110bhp and 200Nm of peak torque. Both engines come mated to a standard six-speed manual gearbox — read our detailed review here.
Mahindra is also said to be working on an automatic transmission for the XUV 300.
The SUV will receive an AMT version soon, sourced from Italian components manufacturer, Magnet Marelli. This AMT gearbox will also be introduced on the Mahindra Marazzo as well.
Coming back the Mahindra XUV 300, the SUV will come packed with features. Some of these include LED automatic headlamps, LED DRLs,rain-sensing wipers, electric sunroof, automatic climate control, cruise control, keyless ignition, steering-mounted audio controls and a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto — here are the top features on the new Mahindra XUV 300.
Safety features on the Mahindra XUV 300: seven airbags, three-point seat belts, ISOFIX child-seat mounts, ABS with EBD, reverse parking camera, disc brakes on all four wheels, electronic stability program and hill-hold assist — watch the official video, listing out all the safety features on the XUV 300.
The Mahindra XUV 300 is further available in a range of six colour choices: Red Rage, Sun Burst Orange, Pearl White, Napoli Black, DSAT Silver and Aquamarine.
Thoughts On The Mahindra XUV 300 India Launch The Mahindra XUV 300 is one of the most-awaited SUVs in the Indian sub-four-metre segment. The XUV 300 rivals the likes of the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport and the Tata Nexon in the Indian market.
Source: Drive Spark News