The Mahindra XUV300 is available in petrol and diesel options, priced between Rs 7.90 lakh and Rs 10.80 lakh
The much-anticipated Mahindra XUV300 compact SUV has finally been launched in the Indian market. Available in 3 trim levels – W4, W6 and W8 , the new XUV300 sub-4 meter SUV is priced in the range of Rs 7.90 lakh – Rs 10.80 lakh (ex-showroom, ) . Bookings for the SUV have already been started and interested buyers can pre-book this SUV by paying a token amount of Rs 20,000 at authorised Mahindra dealerships. The sub-4 meter SUV directly rivals the Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport, and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. Read – Mahindra XUV300 Vs Tata Nexon
The Mahindra XUV300 is designed and developed on SsangYong’s X100 platform that also underpins the Tivoli SUV. Though, Mahindra engineers have altered the platform to achieve sub-4 meter length, without compromising on the interior space. The suspension setup has also been tuned to suit the Indian road conditions. The famous Italian car design house owned by Mahindra, Pininfarina has also helped the company to design the XUV300. While the Mahindra XUV300 shares the platform with the Tivoli, it gets an all-new design and body panels. Read – Mahindra Thar, Scorpio & XUV500 To Get Generation Change
Mahindra claims that the “XUV300 is “equipped with “first-in-class hi-tech features, best-in-class safety and class-defining interiors”, thus making it “the perfect combination of sophistication and performance”. It comes equipped with several class-leading features including seven airbags (Top-end W(O)) variant along with standard all-4 disc brakes, ABS and ESP. Other features include electric sunroof, smart steering, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, faux leather seats and a large touchscreen infotainment system.
The Mahindra XUV300 is available with 2 engine options – 1.2-litre G80 turbocharged petrol and a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder turbodiesel. The latter one is carried over from the Marazzo premium MPV, but it is tuned to suit the needs of a smaller SUV. Both these engines are claimed to offer the segment-leading torque.
Mahindra XUV 300 Features
– Signature grille
– Projector headlamps with LED DRLs
– Dual-tone ORVM with indicator lights
– Flared wheel arches with cladding
– 17-inch machine cut alloys
– LED tail lamps
– Black coloured A, B, C pillars
– Floating roof design
– Dual-tone interior
– Leather seats
– Large touchscreen infotainment system
– Bluetooth connectivity
– Voice commands
– Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
– Seven airbags
– ABS with EBD
– Reverse parking sensors
– Speed alerts
– Seat belt reminder
– All four disc brakes
– ISOFIX anchorages Read – Mahindra XUV300 Vs Maruti Vitara Brezza
Mahindra XUV300 Price In India
|Variant||Petrol Price||Diesel Price|
|W4||Rs 7.90 lakh||Rs 8.49 lakh|
|W6||Rs 8.75 lakh||Rs 9.30 lakh|
|W8||Rs 10.25 lakh||Rs 10.80 lakh|
Note – The W8 Optional pack is available at an additional cost of Rs 1.19 lakh. All the prices are ex-showroom pan India.
The Mahindra XUV300 is among the most-feature loaded vehicles in its league, offering several segment-first features including 7 airbags and all disc brakes. With a 115bhp, 1.5L diesel and a 110bhp, 1.2L petrol engine options paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox, it is also the most powerful car in its segment. It is Mahindra’s third SUV based on the monocoque FWD platform. Read – Mahindra Alturas G4 Prices & Details
Similar to the Mahindra XUV500, the new XUV300 carline has the W nomenclature for variants – W4, W6, W8 and W8 (O). The petrol version of the SUV is priced in the range of Rs 7.90 lakh – 10.25 lakh, while the diesel version is priced at Rs 8.49 lakh for the base model and Rs 10.80 lakh for the top-spec model. Read – New Generation Mahindra Thar Launch Details Revealed
Mahindra XUV300 Exterior
Mahindra’s new compact SUV shares its platform with the global-spec Tivoli – i.e. SsangYong’s X100 architecture. Though, the company has modified the platform to achieve sub-4 meter length. Besides this, the Mahindra XUV300 shares its body panels and styling elements with the sister SUV. Though, the SUV looks different from its donor sibling. Mahindra says that the XUV300 has ‘Cheetah-inspired’ design with projector headlamps with integrated LED DRLs (daytime running lights), Mahindra’s signature grille, sporty bumper with skid plate, fog lamps forming a Cheetah-like tear duct and a sculpted bonnet at the front end. Check Out – New-gen Mahindra Scorpio Might Look Like This
The side profile has been adorned by elements like pronounced wheel arches, 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, dual-tone ORVM with indicator lights, black coloured A, B and C pillars, floating roof design and prominent shoulder and body lines. Round the back, the Mahindra XUV300 features LED combination taillamps and a roof mounted spoiler.
One must note that the entry-level W4 variant gets 16-inch steel wheels and LED taillamps, but misses out on the chromed grille. The W6 trim offers both these features along with sporty black roof rails, door cladding and spoiler with HMSL. Styling bits such as projector headlamps, wing mirror integrated LED turn indicators and LED DRLs, 17-inch alloys are reserved for the range-topping W8 and W8 (O) trims.
|Boot Space||257L (expanded upto 625L)|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||42L|
In terms of proportions, the Mahindra XUV300 is 3,990mm in length, 1,820mm in width and 1,620mm in height. The sub-compact SUV comes with a wheelbase of 2,620mm, which is also the longest in its category. It has a ground clearance of 180mm, which is the least in its segment. The Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and Maruti Vitara Brezza come with a ground clearance of 209mm, 200mm and 197mm respectively.
Compared to the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Tata Nexon, the new Mahindra SUV is longer and wider. The XUV300 offers a boot space of 257-litres that can be further expanded up to 625-litres by folding the rear seats. It has fuel tank capacity of 42-litres and a turning radius of 10.6m.
Mahindra offers six exterior colour options with the XUV300 – Red Rage, DSAT Silver, Aquamarine, Sunburst Orange, Napoli Black and Pearl White.
Mahindra XUV300 Interior
Similar to the exterior styling, the interior of the Mahindra XUV 300 shares resemblance with the Tivoli. Mahindra equips the SUV with some advanced comfort and convenience features along with fabric and leatherette seat upholstery options. It gets a dual-tone (Black & Beige) interior theme with features like multi-function steering wheel, automatic climate control, dual pod instrument console, rear AC vents, electrically adjustable driver’s seat, keyless entry and start-stop button. The steering wheel and centre console has aluminum finish. It has smart steering with three modes – Normal, Comfort and Sport – delivering feedback as per the driving conditions. This feature is usually offered on the high-end vehicles. Read – New Generation Mahindra XUV500 Launch Details Revealed
The SUV also offers a new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system supporting both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto along with the Bluetooth connectivity and voice command function. This touchscreen unit also works as a display for the reverse parking camera. The climate control button is placed just below the infotainment system. The SUV has a 3.5-inch audio system with 4 speakers as standard, while the higher trims get additional 2 tweeters. One of the key features of the XUV300 is a sunroof that’s reserved for the top-spec trims. The instrument cluster seems to be carried over from the XUV500 featuring a large MID in the middle, tachometer on the left and speedometer on the right. The Mahindra XUV300 is also the first car in its segment to feature dual-zone automatic climate control unit.
Mahindra XUV300 Specifications
|Engine||1.5L, 4-cylinder||1.2L turbocharged|
|Max Power||115bhp @ 3750rpm||110bhp @ 5000rpm|
|Max Torque||300Nm @ 1500-2500rpm||200Nm @ 2000-3500rpm|
|Gearbox||6-speed MT||6-speed MT|
The new Mahindra compact SUV is being offered in 2 engine options – 1.2-litre G80 turbocharged petrol and 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder, turbocharged diesel. The oil burner is capable of producing 115bhp of power at 3,750rpm and a peak torque of 300Nm between 1,500rpm – 2,500rpm. With such figures, the Mahindra XUV300 becomes the most powerful compact SUV in the country. Its arch rivals – Vitara Brezza, Nexon and EcoSport (diesel models) return claimed power output of 88.5bhp, 108bhp and 99bhp respectively.
The 4-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine is benefitted with the direct injection technology. This engine is capable of producing a maximum power output of 110bhp at 5,000rpm and a peak torque of 200Nm between 2,000rpm – 3,500rpm. The SUV carline is available with a 6-speed manual gearbox and and FWD (front-wheel-drive) system. The company will also launch the AMT version on a later date. Read: New Generation Mahindra Scorpio – 5 Interesting Facts
Mahindra XUV300 Mileage
The Mahindra XUV300 petrol is as fuel efficient as the Tata Nexon and Ford EcoSport. That means, the compact SUV delivers an ARAI certified mileage of 17kmpl. The diesel motor, on the other hand, is claimed to return fuel economy of 20kmpl. Compared to its arch rivals – Nexon, EcoSport and Vitara Brezza – the new Mahindra SUV diesel is slightly less frugal.
Mahindra XUV 300 Safety Features
In terms of quality and safety, the new breed Mahindra cars are certainly way better than previous Mahindra cars. It shares platform with the SsangYong Tivoli that received multiple safety and ergonomic awards including a Grade 1 safety award from the 2015 KNCAP (Korean New Car Assessment Program). The all-new Mahindra XUV300 also comes loaded with several advanced safety features including the standard dual airbags (driver + passenger) and ABS (anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic brake-force distribution), ISOFIX child mount seats along with all four disc brakes (first-in-segment). It also gets cruise control, speed alert and seat belt reminder. The high-spec trims of the SUV carline are exclusively offered with seven airbags, rear parking camera and sensors, ESP (electronic stability programme) and hill launch assist. Read – All New Mahindra Thar – 5 Interesting Facts
Mahindra XUV300 Braking & Suspension System
As mentioned above, the new Mahindra compact SUV is the first vehicle in its league to offer all four disc brakes. It’s further assisted by ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System). Damping duties on the Mahindra XUV 300 are performed by McPherson Type with Anti-roller at the front and Multi-Link Type with Anti-roller at the rear.
Mahindra XUV 300 Competition
Measuring below 4-meter in length, the new Mahindra XUV 300 compact SUV directly challenge the already established players like Tata Nexon, Maruti Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport.
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Based on SsangYong Tivoli's platform, the Mahindra XUV300 rival the Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. The compact SUV comes with premium interior and high-end features along with powerful engines.