The official launch of the Mahindra XUV300 is slated to happen on 14th February, 2019.
Mahindra XUV300 (codenamed S201), the new 5-seater compact SUV from the home-grown carmaker, is ready to hit showrooms on 14th February, 2019. Ahead of its launch, the carmaker has started accepting pre-orders for the vehicle. Interested buyers can book the SUV by paying a token amount of Rs 20,000, which is refundable. In the compact SUV space, the new Mahindra sub-four metre SUV will take head-to-head against Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon and Ford EcoSport.
Interestingly, the Mahindra XUV300 has been designed on SsangYong’s X100 platform that also underpins the Tivoli that was previewed at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo. Though, Mahindra’s engineers have altered the platform to achieve sub-4 meter length, without compromising on the interior space. In fact, its suspension system 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 some of its design bits with the Tivoli, it gets an all-new front fascia and looks completely different from its Korean donor sibling. 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”. Mahindra’s new compact SUV will come with several class-leading features such as seven airbags (higher trims) along with standard all four disc brakes, ABS and ESP. The SUV will also offer a sunroof, smart steering, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, leather seats and a large touchscreen infotainment system.
For power, the Mahindra XUV300 makes use a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine borrowed from the Marazzo premium MPV. The oil burner makes a healthy 123bhp and 300Nm of torque, thus making it the most powerful vehicle in its league. The SUV will also be made available with a newly-developed 1.2-litre G80 turbocharged petrol engine delivering power worth 120bhp against 200Nm of 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
Mahindra XUV300 Launch Date
The home-grown carmaker confirmed that the XUV300 compact SUV will see a release on 14th February, 2019. Official bookings for the SUV have already begun at a token amount of Rs 20,000. Stay tuned to IndiaCarNews for more details. Read – New Generation Mahindra Thar Launch Details Revealed
Mahindra XUV300 Price In India
|Base Model||Rs 8 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 12 lakh|
As mentioned above, the Mahindra XUV300 will be loaded with multiple segment-first features including 7 airbags and all disc brakes. Featuring a 123bhp, 1.5L diesel engine, it will also be the most powerful car in its segment. It will be Mahindra’s third SUV to be based on the monocoque FWD platform. Besides all these merits, the compact SUV is likely to be priced quite competitively. Read – Mahindra Alturas G4 Prices & Details
Similar to the Mahindra XUV500, the new XUV300 carline will have the W nomenclature for variants – W2, W4, W6 and W8. Veejay Ram Nakra, Chief of Sales & Marketing, M&M Ltd. has revealed that the Mahindra XUV300 will be stacked up against the SUVs priced in the range of Rs 8 lakh – Rs 12 lakh (ex-showroom). Therefore, the new compact SUV is estimated to be priced around Rs 8 lakh for the petrol base model and Rs 12 lakh for the top-spec W8 diesel trim.
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 will share its body panels and styling elements with the sister SUV. Though, the SUV will look 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. The carmaker has also released a video showing aerodynamic design details of the XUV300. In terms of proportions, the Mahindra XUV300 will be similar to the Tivoli. The official figures, however, are yet to be revealed by the carmaker.
Mahindra XUV300 Interior
Similar to the exterior styling, the interior of the Mahindra XUV 300 will share resemblance with the Tivoli. Mahindra might equip the SUV with some advanced comfort and convenience features along with fabric and leatherette seat upholstery options. It will get 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 is likely to offer 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 will also work as a display for the reverse parking camera. The climate control button is placed just below the infotainment system. One of the key features of the XUV300 will be a sunroof that could be 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. It might also get dual-zone automatic climate control unit.
Mahindra XUV300 Specifications
|Engine||1.5L, 4-cylinder||1.2L turbocharged|
|Gearbox||6-speed MT||6-speed MT|
Mahindra has confirmed that its new compact SUV will come with both petrol and diesel engine options. Though, the powertrain specifications are still under the wraps. The diesel version of the SUV is likely to be propelled by a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged engine producing a peak power of 123bhp and a peak torque of 300Nm. With such figures, the Mahindra XUV300 will become 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 Mahindra XUV300 compact SUV will also be made available with an all-new 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine boosted with the direct injection technology. It will produce power close to 140bhp and torque around 200Nm. The XUV300 carline is likely to come with a 6-speed manual gearbox and FWD (front-wheel-drive) system. Read: New Generation Mahindra Scorpio – 5 Interesting Facts
Mahindra XUV300 Mileage
If the Mahindra XUV300 will share its diesel engine with the Marazzo MPV, it will be as frugal as the latter. The 1.5L diesel motor delivers a claimed mileage of 17.3kmpl.
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 will share 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 will also be equipped with several advanced safety features including the standard dual airbags (driver + passenger) and ABS (anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic brake-force distribution) along with all four disc brakes. It will also get cruise control, speed alerts, seat belt reminder and ISOFIX anchorages. The high-spec trims of the SUV carline are likely to get 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
The new Mahindra compact SUV will get all four disc brakes (first-in-segment), which will be further assisted by ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System). For performing suspension duties, the Mahindra XUV 300 will get 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 will give a tough fight to Tata Nexon, Maruti Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport.
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Mahindra XUV300 Preview
Based on SsangYong Tivoli's platform, the Mahindra XUV300 will rival the Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. The compact SUV will have premium interior and high-end features along with a powerful diesel engine.