Mahindra TUV300 compact SUV (U301) is set to be launched in mid-September and the product website (www.mahindratuv300.com) has gone live already. The company has also released a video, explaining the inspiration behind design – battle tank.
Talking to media at yesterday’s conference, Mahindra officials confirmed that the product is based on an all-new platform and will be powered by a specifically developed mHawk80 diesel engine. No further details of the motor were released but given that it’s a sub-4 m product, the displacement will be less than 1.5-litre. The number 80 is most likely to denote power output in bhp.
The website teases the upcoming SUV through a set of sketches and shows how the design lines of battle tank are incorporated in car’s exterior. Bold and Tough are the design key words. The site also asks for potential customers’ contact details and promises to keep them updated about the launch.
To recap, TUV300 is designed in-house under the leadership of design chief Krupa with inputs from Pininfarina. The Italian firm also offered engineering inputs for the product. The boxy design has a good blend of rugged appeal and modern elements. The interior too, as the previous spyshots suggest, has fresh design. More details will be available at the time of launch.