Mahindra XUV 300 will be a global car and will be sold in many international markets, this is the first spotting the car outside India
Mahindra will soon launch the all-new XUV 300 in the Indian market. The manufacturer has been working on the new sub-4m compact SUV for a long time now and it has been caught several times under the heavy camouflage in the Indian market. After Mahindra officially revealed the all-new XUV 300 through pictures in India, the vehicle was spotted testing in Turin, Italy.
The Mahindra XUV 300 has been designed with inputs from Mahindra’s subsidiary – Pininfarina. The world-renowned designing firm is based out of Turin, Italy and the vehicle has been spotted in the same city. Pininfarina earlier released a video showing the Mahindra XUV 300 going through wind tunnel testing in Italy. It is quite likely that Pininfarina engineers are testing the car in the city.
Mahindra XUV 300 is based on the SsangYong’s X100 platform of Tivoli. During the formation of the agreement, SsangYong said that they will not bar the sales of the XUV 300 in any market around the world. However, there are two exemptions to the list – China and South Korea. Mahindra may not launch the XUV 300 in the markets where the SsangYong is already present.
The Mahindra XUV 300 has been revealed partially in India and a few first-in-segment features have been revealed too. The Mahindra XUV 300 will get dual-zone automatic temperature control system, cruise control, 7-airbags, longest wheelbase in the segment and most torque-rich engine in the segment. It will also get a sunroof, cruise control among other features in the Indian market.
Rather, it would take on the markets like South Africa where the Mahindra has a stronghold. The Mahindra XUV 300 will be launched in the Indian market on February 15th, 2019. Soon after, the international launch of the car is expected and the first international market is likely to be South Africa.
Mahindra will offer the XUV 300 in the Indian market with both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol engine is likely to be the 1.2-litre turbocharged engine while the diesel engine would the same 1.5-litre turbocharged unit that also powers the recently launched Mahindra Marazzo.