Launched on 10th of September, the Mahindra TUV300 compact SUV has managed to clock sales of 4,313 units over the course of the month. Full month performance in October would give us a fair idea on where the Mahindra’s latest stands.
The first month numbers are impressive even as the deliveries of AMT variants are yet to commence. The sub-4 metre ladder frame SUV is based on a new platform, sporting new exterior and interior design.
The battle tank inspired exterior styling has inputs from Pininfarina. The fresh dual-tone dashboard is probably the best appointment in a Mahindra passenger vehicle and is one of the car’s strong selling points.
Adding to the appeal is a refined 1.5-litre three-cylinder mHawk80 diesel engine which puts out 85 PS (82 PS in AMT variant) and 230 Nm of torque. While the power output may seem modest for a UV that weighs 1.6 tonne, in real world conditions, we found it to be high on driveability. Both 5-speed manual and an AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) are on offer.
Mahindra has announced that it is working on additional variants of the TUV300 including a 4×4 system to keep it relevant to export markets. One can also expect a petrol engine eventually.
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The Mahindra TUV300 have managed to edge past the Renault Duster and Ford EcoSport in its first month but the battle is only gonna get more intense in the coming months.