The interior of XUV300 is taken straight from SsangYong Tivoli and here are the top seven segment first features on S201
Mahindra is planning to launch the much awaited new compact SUV XUV300 in early 2019. The new model is codenamed as S201 and it is based on the SsangYong Tivoli platform. The exterior design is completely different as it shares same grille design with Alturas G4 and the rear get new LED tail lamps. The interior is shared with Tivoli and the compact SUV comes with these seven segment first features.
1. Auto-Dimming IRVM
The S201 will come with auto dimming IRVM and our recent spy shots of the interior have confirmed this as it one of the most useful features during night driving as we don’t have to manually change it. Usually, this feature is available in cars above this segment and other manufacturers are expected to offer this once it became more popular.
2. Rear Disc Brakes
The XUV300 will come with segment first rear disc brakes and this will certainly help the compact SUV to improve its braking performance. We can expect the XUV300 to come with powerful engines as it might one of the reasons why the company has given bigger brakes compared to competitors.
3. Powerful Engines
The Marazzo is expected to be powered by a new 1.2 L turbocharged petrol engine, which produces around 135 bhp of power while the diesel engine will be the same 1.5 L BSVI ready engine from Marazzo and it puts out 123 PS of power and 300 NM of torque. These engines will be mated to manual and automatic transmission.
4. Seven Airbags
Mahindra is one of the companies which give lots of importance for safety as the XUV300 to come with seven airbags but it will be available only on the top end variant while the company will offer dual airbags from base variant onwards. The XUV300 will also get ABS with EBD along with ISOFIX child mounts, speed alerts system and seatbelt reminder.
5. Panoramic Sunroof
The S201 won’t be the first car to come with this feature as Ford is also offering with the recently updated EcoSport. This premium feature will be only offered on the top end variant and it is not the most useful thing in India considering that our weather is not nice always but still people always appreciate these fancy features.
6. Cruise Control
The top end variant of XUV300 will come with cruise control as it is one of the most useful features in long drives, which will ease the continues driving pressure. Even though this feature is popular among customers in other segments, most of the manufactures skipped it and it will be a segment first feature for S201.
7. Dual Zone AC
The XUV300 will be one of the first cars in compact SUV to come with dual zone climate control and this feature is usually found in premium cars only. The layout of the dual-zone climate control is taken straight from the Tivoli and plethora of button gives it an old-school look as most of the cars come with minimal buttons these days but still, customers will really like this feature and it will be offered on the top-end model only.