Mahindra XUV300 BS6 diesel could be the only BS6-compliant vehicle that has not come with a price hike
Considering the upcoming April 2020 BS6 emission deadline, Mahindra has now launched BS6-compliant XUV300 diesel variant in India. Interestingly, Mahindra hasn’t increased prices, to comply with the stringent emission norms. Prices of BS6 XUV300 start at Rs 8.69 lakh and top of the line trim costs Rs 12.69 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
However, there are certain changes in the line-up, thanks to BS6 upgrade. AMT option was earlier available in 3 different trims: W6, W8 and W8 (O). With BS6 upgrade, AMT option will be restricted to W6 and W8 (O) trims only. As per our understanding, Mahindra would have seen limited sales of W8 AMT trim and hence would have omitted it from upgrade.
This move will help Mahindra and its dealer partners reduce inventory and supply chain complications. On the other hand, COVID-19 is causing an immense amount of losses in the industry with each passing day — know more details.
Mahindra XUV300 BS6 Diesel Prices
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There is a slight difference in power output of diesel motor. BS4-compliant diesel motor used to dish out 117bhp but the new BS6 engine makes a lesser 115bhp. Thankfully, there is no change in torque output and it remains constant at 300 Nm. Gearbox options remain same (6-speed MT and AMT), except the above-discussed omission of W8 AMT trim.
Mahindra has some major plans around XUV300. In the coming months, it plans to launch XUV300 Sportz. The Mumbai-based carmaker had displayed it at 2020 Auto Expo as well. Apart from new decal on the outside, major highlight will be its new 1.2-litre GDi turbo petrol motor.
This engine will be part of Mahindra’s new mStallion range of engines. It is able to churn out 130bhp and 230Nm of torque, or an additional 20bhp and 30Nm over the standard turbo petrol motor. Launch was planned for April 2020 but could be delayed considering the ongoing virus outbreak.
Mahindra also intends to launch an electric version of XUV300 in the second half of 2021. XUV300 electric SUV would be a direct competitor to cars like Tata Nexon EV. Mahindra XUV300 happens to be one of the costliest sub-four-metre SUVs in India. However, it does boast of one of the longest feature lists. Major competitors are Hyundai Venue, 2020 Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport and Tata Nexon. Upcoming competitors include Kia Sonet and a sub-four-metre SUV from Nissan.