Mahindra had launched the new XUV300 compact SUV in the Indian market in 2019. This sub-4 meter SUV was launched to target urban buyers, while the company’s TUV300 compact SUV has a decent hold in rural regions. The Mahindra XUV300 is based on the SsangYong’s X100 platform, which also underpins the Tivoli SUV sold abroad. The new XUV300 is fitted with several high-end and interesting features, which are normally available in higher models. In this article, we talk about top 10 interesting and unique features of the new Mahindra XUV300 compact SUV –
1. Dual Zone Climate Control
This feature is normally available in high-end cars, but Mahindra opted to introduce this feature in the XUV300 compact SUV. This feature enables the driver and the co-occupant to adjust temperature to individual preferences.Also See – Mahindra XUV300 Electric Version Launch On Track
2. Multi-Mode Steering Wheel
Automakers are normally offering different driving modes in their SUVs. However, the new Mahindra XUV300 gets multi-mode steering wheel. The steering wheel has 3 settings – Normal, Comfort and Sport, which optimises the steering feel and feedback as per the driver’s choice of mode.
3. Seven Airbags
The XUV300 also comes equipped with segment-first 7 airbags, which should enhance the safety of occupant during crash. Adding to it, the SUV also gets ESP (Electronic Stability Program).
4. All-4 disc brakes, 17-inch alloys
The SUV comes equipped with segment-leading all-4 disc brakes, which offers sharp braking and reduce braking distances. Adding to it, the top-end variant of the Mahindra XUV300 comes fitted with large 17-inch alloy wheels.
5. Five headrests (2 front + 3 rear)
The XUV300 comes with 5 headrests in the top-end model, which means 3 headrests for the rear occupants. This improves the comfort level even for the middle passenger on the back seat.
6. Segment-largest wheelbase
The XUV300 is designed and developed on the SsangYong Tivoli’s X100 platform. It shares the wheelbase with the global model, which is 2,600mm. The long wheelbase allows Mahindra to create more space inside the cabin.
7. Electric sunroof
The new XUV300 comes with factory-fitted electric sunroof; however, this feature is only available in the top-end variant. Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and Hyundai Venue are also available with this feature.
8. Front Parking sensors
Rear parking sensors are available as standard across all cars currently on sale in India. However, Mahindra is also offering the front parking sensors with the new XUV300. This helps the driver to park the new XUV300 in tight spots.
9. Diesel, Petrol Engines with highest torque
The new XUV300 is powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine, which is capable of producing 115bhp of power and 300Nm of torque. This engine offers the highest torque in its category. In fact, it is higher than Hyundai Creta’s 1.5-litre diesel engine that offers 250Nm of torque.
The new Mahindra XUV300 is also available with a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine that is capable of producing 110bhp of power and 200Nm of torque. Like the diesel engine, the petrol engine also offers the highest torque in its category. In fact, it is higher than some of the 1.5L naturally-aspirated engines currently available in our market.
10. Seat-belt reminder for all 4 seats
Like the reverse parking sensor, cars are available with seat belt reminder and speed alert as standard. The new Mahindra XUV300 offers this feature on all four seats, while the traditionally this feature is available only for front seats.
11. Tyre Director Indicator
This is a nice addition as the indicator signifies the direction of movement of the front tyres.
12. Heated ORVMs
The XUV300 comes equipped with heated wing mirrors, which keeps themselves free from fog and ice. This feature throws some heat on to the glass surface, which makes the mirror visible in all conditions.