Mahindra XUV300 has been officially revealed. It will get segment first features like 7 airbags, sunroof, auto AC, longest wheelbase in the sub-4-metre compact SUV segment, etc. For now, the latter is a global feat. No other sub 4 meter car in the world has a longer wheelbase than the XUV300.
Mahindra XUV300 will feature disc brakes on all four diamond cut alloy wheels, steering modes, dual-zone climate control system, projector headlamps, LED DRLs, LED tail lamps, fog lamps, reverse camera and parking sensors, ABS, EBD, ESP and more.
Mahindra XUV300 interiors sport a dual tone dashboard, and touchscreen infotainment system with. Other comfort features include auto climate control, height adjustable driver’s seat, and rear seat middle passenger head rest. There’s roof rails, and a roof mounted spoiler, and rear wash wiper.
With great form should come great power. Mahindra will use the new 1.2 litre turbocharged petrol engine to return power of 120 PS. The 1.5 litre diesel will return 123 PS. Transmission will be via 6 speed MT. Both these engines are among the most powerful engines in the segment – this in addition to a longer wheelbase, allows the new Mahindra XUV300 to be a driver’s car.
There’s no word yet on whether Mahindra XUV300 4WD option will be made available or not. Keeping in mind Tivoli AWD is available, this is a real possibility. The segment doesn’t offer an AWD option in India yet. With the compact SUV segment accounting for about 40,000 car sales every month. Mahindra targets 15-20 percent market share in the segment. This would infuse sales volume by 6-8k units a month, and will help inch closer to being a top selling auto manufacturer in the country.
Dealer level bookings for Mahindra XUV300 are now open. A couple of dealers we spoke to, have confirmed that they have started accepting bookings for XUV300. Booking amount ranges from Rs 10k to Rs 25k, depending to the dealer and the city. Launch price is expected to be in the Rs 7 lakhs to Rs 11 lakhs range. It will rival Maruti Brezza and Tata Nexon in India.