– Available only in T4 grade, the new Mahindra TUV300 Plus is priced at Rs 9.69 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
– It is powered by a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine paired to a six-speed manual gearbox.
India’s leading UV maker, Mahindra is all set to introduce the long-awaited TUV300 Plus SUV in the Indian market. In fact, Mahindra has listed the price of the SUV on the TUV300’s official website. Adding to it, the company has started dispatching the Mahindra TUV300 Plus to dealerships for customer previews. Available only in the T4 grade, the TUV300 Plus is priced at Rs 9.69 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). It 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. Buyers will have the choice to select the seat layout according to the needs. Instead of 1.5-litre mHawk diesel engine, the new model is equipped with a more powerful 1.99-litre/2.2-litre mHawk diesel unit. This engine comes with a 6-speed manual transmission and also benefitted with Micro Hybrid start-stop system. Besides, Mahindra will launch the U321 MPV in mid-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 – Mahindra XUV700. Also Read – Upcoming Mahindra Cars
Battle-tank inspired design
Squared-shaped wheel arches
Static bending headlamp
ABS with EBD, brake assist
Multi-functional steering wheel
Rear AC vents
Mahindra has already started dispatching the SUV to dealerships for customer previews, suggesting an imminent launch. Though, official launch date of the SUV is yet to be announced. We will update our readers as soon as Mahindra announces anything on the same.
|Delhi||Rs 9.69 lakh|
|Mumbai||Rs 9.57 lakh|
This model is based on the TUV300, which has helped Mahindra save manufacturing cost and achieve aggressive pricing. It comes as a replacement for the ageing Xylo. Available in single T4 grade, the new TUV300 Plus is priced at Rs 9.69 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
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 gets 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 has blackened C-pillar and rear mounted spare wheel. The TUV300 Plus measures 4,398mm in length, which is around 403mm longer than the regular model. However, the wheelbase of the car remains the same 2,680mm.
Like the exterior, the interior design and features of the car is similar to the smaller sibling. It gets 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 sports forward-facing third row of seats. The new model comes with multiple seating configurations. In fact, buyers can opt for 9-seat layout as well. It gets multi-information display, automatic climate control with rear AC vents, multi-functional steering wheel, etc.
|Engine||1.99-litre/2.2-litre mHawk 4-cylinder diesel engine|
|Max Power||120bhp @ 4000rpm|
|Max Torque||280Nm @ 1800rpm – 2800rpm|
|Transmission||5-speed Manual & AMT|
The longer wheelbase version of the TUV300 is equipped with a 2.2-litre mHawk, 4-cylinder diesel engine. This engine churns out a maximum power output of 120bhp at 4,000rpm and a peak torque of 280Nm between 1800-2800rpm. Metro cities will get the 1.99-litre mHawk diesel engine with similar power and torque figures. Transmission duties will be carried out by a 6-speed manual gearbox. 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 comes equipped with standard safety and security features. It gets 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 is available with multiple seating layout options to buyers, 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.
Apart from stretched wheelbase, the Mahindra TUV300 Plus looks largely identical to the regular TUV300 model. However, it comes with a more powerful diesel engine and better equipped cabin