October 12, 2016: Mahindra TUV300 is one of the two offerings by the Indian SUV maker in the sub-four metre SUV space. This SUV is priced at Rs 7.38 lakh for the base T4 variant and Rs 9.73 lakh for the top end, T8 AMT mHAWK100 variant (ex-showroom Delhi). The more powerful motor is exclusively available in the top-spec T8 variant. It uses the same 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder engine as the standard TUV300, but has been tuned to produce 101PS of power and 240Nm of torque. While the manual gearbox equipped T8 can be had with the mHAWK80 engine (85PS/230Nm) as well, the T8 AMT is offered only in the 101PS tune. Mahindra has also launched a Bronze Green' colour on the eve of Independence day. This colour is offered only on a made-to-order basis. Other than this, the TUV300 is also available in Bold Black, Molten Orange, Majestic Silver, Dynamo Red, Verve Blue and Glacier White. Of late, a new dual tone colour is also on offer. However, it is available only with the top end T8 101PS version at an additional cost of Rs 15,000.
I always wanted a rear-wheel drive jeep with a 4x4 option. After looking at the available products int he market, I zeroed on to the Mahindra Thar. This meant compromising with my requirements but was worth it. Just when I was about to make a buying decision, Mahindra came out with the TUV100 and almost fulfilled my expectations, except for the 4x4 feature which I had to compromise with.
Though the TUV100 is not a very well powered vehicle but it still manages to deliver a comfortable drive in read more 7
Pro AMT, 7 Seats, Rear wheel Drive, Body on Ladder Frame, Fantastic driving position,ABS, EBD and micro hybrid engine for manual version.Cons - No touch screen infotainment (Dont care for it honestly)
All the above pros are either lacking or expensive in the competition like the duster,eco sport and Creta. with all due respect to these cars they are at best cross over and not SUV's as they are monocoque. 3
Hey, I have been driving this beast from last 3 months now and I can say by assurance that this SUV will gonna rock indian market.
Do take a test drive and you will know by youself :) just head to the mahindra dealership near you. 2
Mahindra is identified as one of India’s favourite utility vehicle makers. The brand also took the first stab at the sub-4 metre SUV space by chopping the Xylo to create the Quanto. However, the Quanto couldn’t get the response Mahindra was hoping for, which took the Indian automaker back to the drawing board.
After spending years in development, Mahindra introduced the TUV3OO in order to reinforce its position as the country’s favourite SUV maker. We've got to say, the vehicle does make a pretty amazing impression and there’s a lot to discover, but first, let’s weigh the pros and cons.
Things We Like in TUV 300
Cabin space. Generous amount of legroom and headroom in the first two rows.
Dual airbags along with ABS and EBD available across trim levels.
At 384 litres, it has segment leading cargo volume.
Things We Don't Like in TUV 300
1.5-litre engine lacks refinement. Sounds crude, also runs out of breath at highway speeds.
NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) levels aren't the best. Lot of vibrations can be felt through the pedals and gear lever.
The third row jump-seats aren't very comfortable. Best suited to small adults or children.
Stand Out Features
BlueSense technology on the integrated music system. Essentially converts the phone into a BT remote for the system.
MicroHybrid tech is a segment first. Helps improve efficiency.
We'll put it this way - if you need a roomy compact SUV for 5 people and their luggage, the TUV300 is a great option. It has a few chinks in its armor with a slightly low-rent build quality and a mediocre engine compared to its arch rival - the Ford Ecosport. However, in offers the most space in the segment, has an imposing design that no rival can match and can take on bad roads so well, you wish it came with 4x4.
Anand Mahindra, at the launch of the TUV3OO said that he was in love with the car and wanted to be the first owner of the new Mahindra. He also said he loved people who were authentic and were true to their roots - and I respect that opinion. If there?s been one mainstream manufacturer who?s stuck to their roots - it has to be Mahindra & Mahindra. The auto-giant insists that it is a ?listening company?. A company that listens to feedback - not just from the customers, but also us auto-journos. That is an extremely re-assuring to know that there?s a manufacturer that actively develops product, not just looking at the bottom line but with a view to cater to a specific audience.
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With the festive season beginning, carmakers are coming up with limited editions, special editions, facelifts and all-new models of their cars. To present buyers with a flurry of choices, Mahindra & Mahindra has also jumped in with the introduction of a new dual tone colour scheme of its sub 4-metre SUV, the TUV 300. Read Full News