Mahindra XUV300 petrol will be the brand’s first model to receive BS6-compliant powertrain. According to a fresh media report, the BS6-ready version of the subcompact SUV will be 20PS more powerful and 30Nm torqueier than the existing 1.2L turbocharged petrol model. The latter one delivers power worth 110PS against 200Nm of torque.
With the BS6 upgrade, the Mahindra XUV300 turbo-petrol will become the most powerful petrol vehicle in its category. It’s likely to hit showrooms by the end of this year. Tata Nexon with a 1.5L Revotron petrol engine delivers 108.5bhp with 170Nm and the Ford EcoSport with 1.5L petrol motor pushes out 121.3bhp with 150Nm of torque.
The Hyundai Venue, on the other hand, comes with two petrol powertrains – 1.2L and 1.0L turbor – generating power output of 82bhp with 114Nm and 118bhp with 172Nm respectively. The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is currently available with diesel engine only.
The subcompact SUV from Indo-Japanese carmaker will soon receive a gasoline unit with the mid-life update that’s due for the early next year. The Maruti Vitara Brezza petrol could receive the Suzuki’s new 1.5L K15B engine that also does duty in the Ciaz facelift. Boosted with SHVS mild hybrid technology, the petrol engine delivers 103.5bhp with 138Nm.
Recently, the Mahindra XUV300 received a more affordable W6 AMT variant priced at Rs 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The model is equipped with a 1.5L diesel engine and a 6-speed AMT gearbox sourced from Magneti Marelli.