Our country’s infamous SUV manufacturer, Mahindra is on a spree of launches in recent times. With the highly anticipated XUV 700 or the Alturas 4G launched last month and the all-new XUV 500 earlier this year, they are going all guns blazing. The youngest member of this family codenamed S201 was under the speculation window throughout the year. But finally, Mahindra has officially unveiled the SsangYong Tivoli-based compact SUV to the public, the XUV 300. The all new Mahindra XUV 300 will be hitting the showrooms around February 2019 and the exact price is yet to be announced. The 7-Seater version aka the XUV 400 version is expected a few months after the XUV 300 launch.
The Mahindra XUV 300 is based on the X100 platform, which it shares with the European spec Ssangyong Tivoli. Mahindra in conjunction with Pininfarina, its Italian design house, has prepared the design of this new vehicle.
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|Engine||1.2-litre TGDI Petrol, 1.5-litre mHawk100 Diesel|
|Max. Power||100 BHP/100 BHP|
|Peak Torque||150 Nm/240 Nm|
|Transmission||5-speed Manual, 6-speed Automatic/5-speed Manual, 5-speed Automatic|
The Mahindra XUV300 will be available with both, Petrol and Diesel engines with the above-mentioned specifications. It is expected to deliver high fuel efficiency and be a boon to the average Indian consumer.
The Mahindra XUV300 is positioned between TUV300 and Scorpio, two of the highest selling SUVs.
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The Mahindra XUV 300 as stated before is very much based on the SsangYong Tivoli. However, Mahindra has given the XUV 300 really clever design elements that distinguish it from the Tivoli by a good margin. What is immediately noticeable is that the XUV 300 sits much taller than the low slung Tivoli. This factor will certainly come in handy for our country. Apart from that, Mahindra has given the XUV300 an aggressive front face with a 2-piece grille and a sharp cheetah-inspired headlamp cluster. Even the rear section gets wrap-around tail lamps and a blacked-out lower section which imparts it with a rugged appearance.
The interior design is very much similar to the SsangYong Tivoli, save for the redesigned instrument cluster and MID. The upholstery theme is also quite different on the XUV 300 with a dominant lighter shade. It retains the chunky 3-spoke steering wheel with the same design and all the steering-mounted controls.
Mahindra has confirmed that the XUV300 will be launched to the public on 15th February 2019. It is expected that the 7-seater version of this car or the supposed XUV400 will be launched towards the end of the year.