Mahindra dealerships in certain cities are taking pre-orders for the Mahindra XUV300 at a token amount of Rs 11,000
Mahindra & Mahindra will finally launch the long-awaited XUV300 compact SUV in the country in the first half of February 2019. According to AutoCar India, Mahindra dealerships in Pune, Mumbai and Gujarat are now accepting bookings unofficially at a token amount of Rs 11,000, which is refundable on cancellation.
The Mahindra XUV300 is built on the modified SsangYong’s X100 platform that also underpins the Tivoli SUV. This platform will also be used to develop a 7-seater SUV (likely to be called Mahindra XUV400) and an all-electric SUV codenamed Mahindra S210. The XUV300 will directly rival the likes of Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon and the upcoming Hyundai Leonis/Styx.
The all-new Mahindra XUV300 will be available with 2 engine options – a petrol and a diesel. The oil burner is a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder turbo unit that powers the Marazzo. This engine is capable of producing 123bhp of power and 300Nm of torque. The vehicle will also mark the debut of brand’s all-new 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine. Also See – Mahindra XUV300 Vs Tata Nexon
The power and torque outputs of the petrol engine are yet to be out, but it is likely to be the most powerful in its category. Power will be transmitted to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox. The company will launch the automatic version at a later stage.
The Mahindra XUV300 will be equipped with several segment-first features, which should give it a competitive edge over the already established players. The SUV comes with 7-airbags, a factory-fitted sunroof, dual-zone climate control, leather seats and all-4 disc brakes. Read – Mahindra XUV300 Vs Maruti Vitara Brezza
The Mahindra XUV300 is the brand’s 3 model to be based on the monocoque chassis and 2nd in the XUV range of vehicles. The SUV shares some of its design cues from the Mahindra XUV500 and comes with Cheetah-inspired design.