Mahindra TUV300 has been under development for the past four years. Designed and developed in-house at Mahindra Research Valley in Chennai with design inputs from Pininfarina, Mahindra TUV300 project has seen an investment of INR 1,500 crore till date.
Launched in 7 variants – T4, T4+, T6, T6+, T6+ AMT, T8 and T8+ AMT, pricing starts at INR 6.90 lakhs and goes all the way up to INR 9.12 lakh.
With exteriors inspired by a battle tank, TUV300 is built on Mahindra’s third generation body-on-frame chassis. It receives muscular bumpers, sporty alloys and tail gate spare wheel while prominent bonnet, squarish wheel arches and high ground clearance at 184mm also add to its rugged stance. Launched in 6 exterior color choices of White, Red, Black, Silver, Blue, and Orange, the TUV300 also receives a special made-to-order exterior color of Combat Green.
L to R Mr.Anand Mahindra, Chairman and Managing Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd and Dr.Pawan Goenka, Executive Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd at the launch of Mahindra’s True Blue SUV – TUV300
Interiors boast of style and comfort with black and beige color scheme with silver chrome accents, well designed dashboard and comfortable seating in a seven seat configuration with jump seats on either side behind the second row. Infotainment in the form of sporty twin pod instrument cluster, 2-DIN infotainment system and steering mounted audio and phone controls are evident.
Mahindra TUV300 receives features such as static bending headlamps, Brake Energy Regeneration, Intellipark Reverse Assist, Voice Messaging System, Driver Information System besides Follow me home and Lead me to vehicle headlamps. First in class features include autoSHIFT AMT Technology and ECO Mode giving mileage a boost in real life driving conditions.
Mahindra TUV300 is powered by a new 3 cylinder diesel engine, called mHawk80. This diesel engine offers 84 hp power and 23.45 kgm (230 Nm) torque mated to a 5 speed manual or AMT gearbox sending power to rear wheels. Fuel efficiency is high due to Mahindra’s Micro Hybrid technology, which is also seen on the XUV500 and Scorpio. Mahindra claims fuel efficiency to the tune of 18.49kmpl on the ARAI cycle.