2019 Mahindra TUV300 facelift gets styling changes such as a more aggressive front fascia and an updated rear end
In the vastly developing sub-four-metre SUV segment, Mahindra launched the TUV300 in September 2015 but due to the more modern rivals and tight competition, it could not garner huge sales numbers as Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza or Ford EcoSport. However, the “true blue SUV” had managed to maintain its average sales over the years and the declining numbers could be rectified by the newly launched facelift.
Mahindra & Mahindra has today introduced the 2019 TUV300 with cosmetic and interior updates and it has been priced from Rs. 8.38 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). The cosmetic changes do make the new TUV300 more appealing than the outgoing model as it looks bolder and more aggressive than ever before. It comes equipped with a more prominent piano black front grille with black chrome inserts, updated bumper, muscular side cladding and chin plate as well as a newly designed X-shaped metallic grey spare wheel cover.
The headlamps have been made more dynamic with the inclusion of LED Daytime Running Lamps (DRLs) and the carbon black finish caps off the cosmetic revisions. The rear end gets clear lens tail lamp treatment and a bolt-on spoiler. The interior, designed by the legendary Italian design house Pininfarina owned by Mahindra, features new silver accents to render the SUV a more upscale presence.
Some of the highlighting features in the 2019 Mahindra TUV300 facelift are new reverse parking camera, 17.8 cm infotainment system with GPS, Static Bending Headlamps, Micro Hybrid technology and Cushion Suspension Technology. It is sold in five different variants namely the base T4+, T6+, T8, T10 and a new range-topping T10 (O) variant with leatherette seats and lumbar support.
The seven-seater SUV comes in seven paint schemes as dual tone Red + Black/Silver + Black, Bold Black, Majestic Silver and Pearl White colours are accompanied by the two new choices: Highway Red & Mystic Copper. It is built on a chassis derived from the Mahindra Scorpio and is powered by the mHAWK100 diesel engine, which is good enough to develop a maximum power output of 100 bhp and 240 Nm of torque.
The high strength steel constructed Mahindra TUV300 is the only ladder frame SUV in its segment and gets standard driver side airbag, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), rear parking sensors, front seatbelt warning and high-speed alert.