India’s leading UV maker, Mahindra has finally launched the new Mahindra TUV300 Plus SUV in the Indian market. This nine-seat TUV300 Plus is available in three variants – P4, P6 and P8 – priced between Rs 9.47 lakh and Rs 10.86 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). It is basically the long wheelbase version of the regular TUV300, which was launched in 2015. 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 allows Mahindra to create extra space inside the cabin.
The new Mahindra TUV300 Plus SUV is powered by a 2.2-litre, 4-cylinder, turbo-diesel engine called the mHawk D120. This engine produces 120bhp and 280Nm. 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
Mahindra TUV300 Plus Features
TUV300 Plus P4
– Automatic door locks, Boot-mounted spear wheel cover, Powered headlamp adjustment, Tilt adjustable power steering, power windows, phone charging point and manual air-conditioning.
TUV300 Plus P6
– Dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, Body coloured bumper, grille and ORVMs, wheel covers and fabric upholstery
TUV300 Plus P8
Chromed grille and fog lamp, 16-inch alloys, Blacked out pillars, Faux leather upholstery, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, Mahindra Bluesense app, Reverse camera with rear parking sensors, power adjustable ORVMs, multi-functional steering wheel, keyless ignition, driver’s seat height adjust, flat-folding second row of seats
Mahindra TUV300 Plus Price
|P6||Rs 9.83 lakh|
|P8||Rs 10.86 lakh|
The new Mahindra TUV300 Plus is being offered in 3 grades – P4, P6 and P8 – priced between Rs 9.47 lakh and Rs 10.86 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Mahindra TUV300 Plus Exterior
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.
Mahindra TUV300 Plus Interior
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 9-seat layout. It gets multi-information display, automatic climate control with rear AC vents, multi-functional steering wheel, etc.
Mahindra TUV300 Plus Specifications
|Engine||2.2-litre mHawk 4-cylinder diesel engine|
|Max Power||120bhp @ 4000rpm|
|Max Torque||280Nm @ 1800rpm – 2800rpm|
|Transmission||6-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. Transmission duties are 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).
Mahindra TUV300 Plus Mileage
Mahindra TUV300 Plus Suspension & Braking System
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 has been carried out by disc brake at the front and drum brake at the rear. This model also gets ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution). Read – Mahindra XUV Aero Concept – Picture & Details
Mahindra TUV300 Plus Competition
Positioned above regular TUV300, the new 7-seater SUV will challenge the likes of Honda BRV, Tata Safari Storme and others in its league
Mahindra TUV300 Plus Safety
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.
Should You Buy This SUV?
With this SUV, Mahindra is targeting fleet owners as well as big Indian families. The SUV is available with 9 seat layout, indicating that Mahindra is also aiming at rural India to drive sales. It comes as a replacement for the Xylo MPV.
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Mahindra TUV300 Plus
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