Likely to be launched before March 2018, the new Mahindra TUV300 Plus will be more powerful and feature loaded.
India’s leading UV maker, Mahindra will soon launch the long-awaited Mahindra TUV300 Plus in the Indian market. Ahead of its official launch, the company has started delivering the SUV to few customers. The TUV300 Plus will come in multiple variants, and one of the mid-level variant P4 has been delivered to customer in Tamil Nadu. The TUV300 Plus is basically the long wheelbase version of the regular TUV300, which was launched in 2015. This model will come with three row of seats. With longer wheelbase and subtle design changes, the new model looks more proportionate and stylish than the regular model. Though, overall styling of the SUV looks largely identical to the regular TUV300. The stretched wheelbase will allow Mahindra to create extra space inside the cabin.
The new Mahindra TUV300 Plus SUV will be made available in multiple seating arrangements. In fact, the lower-spec models will come with nine seat options. We believe that the new TUV300 Plus will be launched as a replacement for the aging Xylo in Mahindra’s line-up. Instead of 1.5-litre mHawk diesel engine, the new model will get a more powerful 1.99-litre mHawk unit. Besides, Mahindra is also planning to launch the U321 MPV before 2018 that will rival the Toyota Innova Crysta. Adding to it, the company will introduce a sub-4 meter SUV – codenamed S201 and a seven-seater premium SUV – SsangYong Rexton G4. Also Read – Upcoming Mahindra Cars
– The new TUV300 Plus will come in multiple trims and P4 nine-seater is the mid-level variant in its lineup. If reports are to be believed, the new TUV300 Plus will come with a price tag of Rs 9.46 lakh (ex-showroom). Continue reading
– Mahindra & Mahindra had launched a new top-spec variant of the TUV300 compact SUV in the country. Named Mahindra TUV300 T10, this new variant comes with additional design bits and new features. It is available in both manual and AMT gearbox priced at Rs 9.75 lakh and Rs 10.65 lakh, respectively. Continue reading…
Battle-tank inspired design
Squared-shaped wheel arches
Static bending headlamp
Touchscreen infotainment system
ABS with EBD, brake assist
Multi-functional steering wheel
Rear AC vents
Mahindra has already started delivering this SUV to few of its customers, one such example is the P4 variant delivered to one of the customer in Tamil Nadu. Though, official launch of the SUV will take place in the first quarter of 2018.
|Base Model||Rs 9 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 14 lakh|
This model is based on the TUV300, which will help Mahindra to save manufacturing cost and achieve aggressive pricing. Set to replace Xylo, the TUV300 Plus will challenge Honda BRV. It is expected to be priced in the range of Rs 9 lakh – Rs 14 lakh.
Except for the longer wheelbase, the SUV looks largely similar to the existing model. The vehicle shares most of its styling bits with TUV300; the longer third row glass area is the only difference between the two. The design inspiration for the SUV comes from “battle tank”, featuring pronounced shoulders, high front nose, straight and upright bonnet, flat roof and high ground clearance. The front fascia of the car will get a bolder grille with chrome inserts, black bumper, flat bonnet and static bending headlamp. On sides, the SUV has squared-shaped wheel arches, straight lines, boxy design, high ground clearance and body coloured ORVMs. The SUV will have blackened C-pillar and rear mounted spare wheel.
Like the exterior, the interior design and features of the car is similar to the smaller sibling. It will get dual-tone black and beige interior theme with piano black finish on the centre console. Instead of jumper seats behind the second row, the new TUV300 Plus will have forward-facing third row of seats. The new model will be offered with multiple seating configurations. In fact, the base and mid-level variants will come with 9-seat layout. The SUV will also be offered with 7 and 8 seat options. It will get multi-information display, automatic climate control with rear AC vents, a touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity, multi-functional steering wheel, etc.
|Max Power||120bhp @ 4000rpm|
|Max Torque||280Nm @ 1800rpm – 2800rpm|
|Transmission||5-speed Manual & AMT|
The longer wheelbase version of the TUV300 will be powered by a 1.99-litre mHawk, 4-cylinder diesel engine that also powers the Mahindra Scorpio. This engine churns out a maximum power output of 120bhp at 4,000rpm and a peak torque of 280Nm between 1800-2800rpm. Transmission duties will be carried out by a 5-speed manual (Standard) and an autoSHIFT AMT unit (Optional). As a reminder, the regular model is equipped with a 1.5-litre mHawk engine producing 100bhp and 240Nm of torque.
Suspension mechanism of the Mahindra TUV300 Plus comprises of double wishbone with coil spring and multilink unit with coil spring at the front and rear, respectively. For braking, the SUV gets front disc and rear drum brakes. Additionally, it gets ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic BrakeForce Distribution).
For suspension system, this TUV300 Plus gets double wishbone with coil spring and multilink unit with coil spring at the front and rear, respectively. The braking duties will be carried out by disc brake at the front and drum brake at the rear. This model will also get ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution). Read – Mahindra XUV Aero Concept – Picture & Details
To be positioned above regular TUV300, the new 7-seater SUV will challenge the likes of Honda BRV, Tata Safari Storme and others in its league
This long-wheelbase TUV300 will be equipped with standard safety and security features. It will come with dual front airbags, ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic BrakeForce Distribution), engine immobilizer, and others.
With this SUV, Mahindra is targeting fleet owners as well as big Indian families. The SUV will be offered with multiple seat arrangements starting from 7 seat to 9 seat, indicating that Mahindra is also aiming at rural India to drive sales. It will come as a replacement for the Xylo MPV.