Mahindra XUV300 Has All Ingredients That Could Make It Segment Best-Seller

XUV 300 vs nexon vs vitara brezza vs ecosport

Mahindra XUV300 will go on sale in mid February 2019 to compete against Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon and Ford EcoSport

Mahindra & Mahindra is kick starting the new year with a brand new launch in the form of XUV300. The compact SUV holds plenty of significance for the brand considering the segment it competes in and the volume it can manage to achieve. The XUV300 is based on the X100 architecture as the SsangYong Tivoli but unlike its Korean cousin, it measures under four metres in length for tax benefits.

As the Marazzo took design influence from Shark, Mahindra says the XUV300 has its exterior inspired by Cheetah. The XUV moniker does not just live in the nameplate but in the design as well. For instance, the XUV300 has several similarities with the XUV500 up front. The grille section and LED DRLs connecting the fog lamps are obvious examples.

The Mahindra XUV300 does have its overall edgy shape obtained from the Tivoli and we reckon it will bode well in the segment mainly against Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. The sporty character lines and creases are complemented by a compact rear end with dynamic LED tail lamps and integrated spoiler. The XUV300’s design package is simply irresistible to evaluate for anyone considers buying a compact SUV.

Mahindra hasn’t endured big success in the sub-four-metre space despite already trying its fortunes with the ladder-on-frame built Quanto, NuvoSport and TUV300. The XUV300 though is a monocoque SUV with lightweight construction and tougher body that would help in good handling and efficiency. Mahindra will position the XUV300 as a premium offering upon launch in the middle of February 2019.

mahindra xuv 300 pics oficial-1

There are several reasons behind that including the upmarket interior influenced by the Tivoli along with a long list of comfort and convenience features. It includes segment-first bits like dual-zone automatic climate control system and seven airbags in top-end variants. The XUV300 will also have class-first disc brakes on all four wheels.

Moreover, Mahindra is making sure the performance of the XUV300 is at the very top level. The 1.5-litre four-cylinder D15 diesel engine borrowed from Marazzo is good enough to develop 123 PS and 300 Nm – making the XUV300 most powerful in its class. However, it will initially be offered with only a six-speed manual transmission. A 1.2-litre turbo petrol mill will also be available at launch with manual gearbox.