Codenamed S201, and popularly known as the Mahindra XUV300 or baby XUV500; the new compact sub 4 meter SUV from Mahindra will get its official name tomorrow. It could be named Mahindra Inferno. Ahead of that, the SUV has been spied in detail by automotive enthusiast Ganesh Pagar, who spotted the car this morning in Nashik.
Mahindra XUV300 (codenamed S201) has a tough task ahead of capturing the compact-SUV segment. This space already has some popular choices such Maruti Brezza, Tata Nexon. Of course Mahindra is aware of what lies ahead, which is why XUV300 will be offering a number of unique features. Let’s take a look at some key features that can make Mahindra Inferno a winner in the compact-SUV segment.
Mahindra XUV300 borrows it design and styling from international-spec SsangYong Tivoli and XUV500. It features fluid, expressive exteriors with a sense of authority in its dominating road presence. Key features include LED DRLs, projector headlamps, Mahindra’s signature grille, LED tail lamps, 17-inch alloy wheels and flared wheel arches. Production variant spotted on road tests had black coloured A, B, C pillars, which indicates that XUV300 will feature a floating roof design.
Various segment-first features will also be there such as cruise control, sunroof, 7 airbags, dual zone AC and auto-dimming IRVM. Customers can expect comfortable journeys, as XUV300 is built on a monocoque chassis. This is known to improve driving dynamics and reduce noise and vibrations from the engine and wheels.
Interiors of Mahindra XUV300 will have a premium look and feel, featuring dual tone black and beige colour theme, leather seating, and state-of-the-art touchscreen infotainment system supporting Bluetooth, voice commands and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Mahindra XUV300 is designed for optimal safety and security and it complies with Bharat New Vehicle Safety Assessment Program (BNVSAP) norms. Safety features that will be offered as standard across all variants of XUV300 include twin airbags, reverse parking sensors, ABS with EBD, seat belt reminder, speed alerts, and ISOFIX child mounts.
Powering Mahindra Inferno could be a 1.5 litre, 4 cylinder diesel engine that makes 123 PS power and 300 Nm torque. Engine is mated to a 6-speed manual or AMT option. It is the same engine being used in Marazzo. Petrol variant will most likely get a 1.2 litre turbocharged engine that will deliver 120 bhp. Mahindra XUV300 will be launched in the range of Rs 7-11 lakh. Official bookings are expected to start soon.