Mahindra XUV300 has become the first SUV from the Indian car maker to get the BS6 update. As of now, only the petrol 1.2 liter engine option of XUV300 has been updated to meet BS6 norms. The diesel 1.5 liter unit continues to be BS4 compliant. It will be updated before the govt deadline of 1st April 2020.
Speaking about the launch, Rajan Wadhera, President, Automotive Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, “We are delighted to launch our first BS 6 vehicle. It is a milestone in our BS6 transition journey. Prices range from Rs 8.3 lakhs to Rs 11.84 lakhs, ex-sh.
Despite tight timelines, we along with our suppliers, have met the challenging requirements of these tighter emission norms, much ahead of the stipulated timeline. We will progressively upgrade our entire range with cleaner emissions technology.”
Mahindra XUV300, till date the most feature rich vehicle gets a fully loaded cabin. It gets various steering modes which sets it apart in its segment. It is seen with a touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control, dual zone climate control, tyres pressure monitoring and a total of 6 airbags.
Mahindra XUV300 SUV is offered in a choice of 1.2 liter turbo petrol engine and a 1.5 liter diesel engine. The petrol motor delivers 110 PS while diesel motor delivers 115 PS. Both are offered with 6 speed MT as standard. Diesel engine can also be opted with AMT option.
Mahindra XUV300 was launched in February 2019. It had instantly experienced success in the sub 4 meter compact SUV segment with 4,500 unit sales in the first month itself. For the next few months, sales remained stable in the 4,000 to 5,000 units range. But post the launch of Hyundai Venue, sales of Mahindra XUV300 started to decline. With the launch of XUV300 BS6, the company would be hoping to get a revival in sales.
Speaking about the two sub 4 meter SUVs – The Mahindra XUV300 and the Hyundai Venue are the same in length at 3,995mm. However, Mahindra XUV300 is wider and taller and it also sits on a longer wheelbase as compared to the Venue. This puts the XUV300 in dimensions of 3,995mm length, 1,821mm width and 1,617 height. The Venue on the other hand measures 3,995mm length, 1,770mm width and 1,590mm height. In terms of wheelbase, this measures 2,600mm on the XUV300 going down to 2,500mm on the Venue, thus making the XUV300 more spacious where head, leg and shoulder room is concerned.
An all electric version of the Mahindra XUV300 is also in the making, set for launch in mid 2020. Ssangyong Tivoli-based XUV300 takes on the Tata Nexon, Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Honda WR-V and Hyundai Venue.