Mahindra XUV300 Launched In India; Price Starts At Rs 7.90 Lakh
Loaded with various segment-first features, the Mahindra XUV300 will take on the Maruti Brezza, Tata Nexon and Ford EcoSport
- The XUV300 is priced from Rs 7.90 lakh to Rs 10.99 lakh (ex-showroom pan-India).
- Gets both petrol and diesel engine options.
- Available with a 6-speed MT only for now.
- An electric variant is expected to go on sale in the second half of 2020.
Mahindra has launched the much-awaited XUV300 in India. It is available in three variants: W4,W6,W8 and W8(O), priced from Rs 7.90 lakh to 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom pan-India). Here is the detailed price list:
Rs 7.90 lakh
Rs 8.49 lakh
Rs 8.75 lakh
Rs 9.30 lakh
Rs 10.25 lakh
Rs 10.80 lakh
|W8(O)||Rs 11.44 lakh||Rs 11.99 lakh|
The Mahindra XUV300 is available with two engine options: a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol that makes 110PS of maximum power and 200Nm of peak torque; and a 1.5-litre diesel engine from the Marazzo that makes 115PS/300Nm. At launch, both engines are available with a 6-speed manual gearbox only.
We have already driven the XUV300 diesel -- check out our first impressions here.
As far as features are concerned, the XUV300 gets a bunch of segment-first features including 7 airbags, dual zone AC, multiple steering modes, front parking sensors, heated ORVMs and front and rear disc brakes. Other features on offer include an electric sunroof, auto projector headlamps with DRLs, rain-sensing wipers, ESP, TPMS (tyre pressure monitoring system), tyre direction monitor and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. For safety, the XUV300 comes with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and ISOFIX child seat anchors as standard.
Mahindra is offering the XUV300 in six colour options: Red Rage, Sunburst Orange, Napoli Black, Pearl White, DSAT Silver and Aquamarine. The carmaker is also offering the sub-4m with two dual-tone colour options: Red with white roof, and Aquamarine with white roof.
The Mahindra XUV300 rivals the likes of the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and Hyundai’s upcoming sub-4m SUV in the Indian market.
Mahindra XUV300: Live Feeds
The petrol-powered Mahindra XUV300 is priced at Rs 7.90 lakh while the diesel version gets a sticker price of Rs 8.49 lakh (ex-showroom pan-India).
Rigid body contruction
Mahindra has used 68 per cent high strength steel in the construction of the XUV300.
What has changed ?
The Mahindra XUV300 is based on the SsangYong Tivoli. However, Mahindra has reduced the length of the SUV to under four metres as well as increased the ground clearance and wheel track (from 1550mm to 1563mm). It has even retuned the suspension and steering setup for Indian conditions.
Launch About To Begin
We are in Mumbai for the launch of the new XUV300. The launch event is underway, so stay tuned to this space for the latest updates on the XUV300, including its price.
4000 XUV300 booked ahead of launch
Since unofficial bookings were opened in December 2018, Mahindra has received 4,000 pre-launch bookings for the upcoming sub-4m SUV.
Four variants to choose from
The XUV300 is available in four variants for both petrol and diesel: W4,W6,W8 and W8(O).
Longest wheelbase in its class
At 2600mm, the XUV300 has the longest wheelbase in its class. In fact, its 10mm longer than that of the Hyundai Creta, which belongs to a segment above.
Loaded with segment-first features
The XUV300 is equipped with various segment-first features including 7 airbags, dual zone AC, heated ORVMs, multiple steering modes, front parking sensors and rear disc brakes.
No automatic at launch
At launch, the XUV300 will be available with a 6-speed manual gearbox only. Mahindra might introduce an AMT gearbox later.
Electric XUV300 to launch in 2020
Codenamed ‘S210,’ Mahindra has confirmed that the electrified version of the XUV300 will go on sale in India in mid-2020.
Engines with highest torque output in the class
As confirmed by Mahindra earlier, both the engines of the XUV300 produce class-leading torque. Where the 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine makes 110PS of power and 200Nm of peak torque, the 1.5-litre diesel unit is good for 115PS and 300Nm.
Official Name Announced In December 2018
Mahindra announced the production name of the sub-4m SUV in December 2018. Till then, the XUV300 was codenamed the S201.
Mahindra XUV300 origins
The XUV300 is shorter than the SsangYong Tivoli it is based on. Whereas the Korean SUV measures 4.2 metres in length, the Mahindra ducks under four metres. However, both SUVs boast of the same wheelbase of 2600mm.