Mahindra XUV300 will become the first model from its manufacturer to feature a BS6-compliant set of motors
Recently, it was revealed that the Mahindra XUV300, which rivals the likes of Hyundai Venue and Maruti Vitara Brezza, will gain a BS6-compliant petrol engine. With this, it will become the first car from its manufacturer to comply with the upcoming stringent norms. In line with this development, a camouflaged test mule of the updated compact SUV has been spotted testing in Delhi-NCR.
The BS6-compliant Mahindra XUV300 is expected to launch in the coming months, possibly by October 2019. While even its diesel engine variant will be updated to meet the stricter norms, the upgraded version will be made available only by the end of this year.
It’s worth a mention here that the Mahindra XUV300 has been available with a turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol engine that outputs a maximum power of 110 PS along with a peak torque of 200 Nm. Once upgraded to the stringent emission control, the engine will develop 10 Nm of less torque.
At the moment, there is no Mahindra model, except for the Mahindra XUV300, that draws its power from this 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine. For the XUV300, the modern motor is available with a 6-speed manual transmission, while an automatic option could be offered in the near future.
In all probability, the BS6 version of the Mahindra XUV300 will be slightly costlier than the current model. This will be owing to the usage of the upgraded software and a more advanced exhaust system.
While the company is yet to let out an official word on the pricing of the new model, we believe that it won’t cost anything more than Rs 20,000 higher than the current version. At the moment, the XUV300 is on sale in a price range of Rs 8.1-12.69 lakh (ex-showroom, Gurgaon).
On the other hand, the diesel engine of the Mahindra XUV300, which is shared with the Marazzo, would require a more serious set of updates to achieve BS6 compliance. IN all probability, the diesel version will see an increment of roughly Rs 80,000 with the achievement of the BS6-compliance.