Various units of the Mahindra XUV300 were displayed to a bunch of dealers ahead of official launch. Some of these carried official chrome accessories
The Mahindra XUV300 will launch on 14 February to become a rival of models like the MarutiVitaraBrezza, Ford EcoSport, and Tata Nexon. It will become the first monocoque SUV in its carmaker’s lineup to launch in the sub-4-metre segment. The first batch of the SUV has started reaching the dealerships and the company is even showcasing its newest baby to its authorized dealers. The images you see here are from one such dealer meet.
As revealed by the images of some of the Mahindra XUV300 shown to the dealers, the new SUV will be sold with optional chrome accessories. These fitments will add the bling to the company’s baby-XUV and will be available for the front-end and the side profile. We are pretty sure that the chrome ornamentation will also be sold for the SUV’s rear-end but this can’t be seen on any of the SUVs that have been spied recently.
The spy images also reveal that the base trim of the Mahindra XUV300 will get steel rims without any wheel covers. The W6 trim, however, gets wheel covers and chrome inserts on the front grille. It also gets roof rails, 2-DIN audio system with Bluetooth, and a manual AC. Also, all trims get a chrome applique on the front grille.
However, the chrome lovers can opt for the optional chrome highlights for the air dam. The chrome-heavy appearance can be further enhanced using chrome appliques for the window sills and the door handles.
The Mahindra XUV300 will go on sale in six colours and in four trims – W4, W6, W8 and W8 Optional. All the variants will come with power windows, electrically adjustable outside rear view mirrors, LED tail lights, 6-speed manual transmission, ABS, dual front airbags, and disc brakes on all four wheels. The top-end model will also provide segment-first seven airbags and dual-zone climate control. It will even offer an electric sunroof, touchscreen infotainment unit, and front and rear parking sensors.
The Mahindra XUV300 is based on the Ssangyong Tivoli’s X100 platform. However, it is slightly shorter and offers different engines. The petrol engine for the baby-XUV is a 1.2-litre turbocharged motor that outputs a peak torque of 200 Nm. The diesel model is powered by the Marazzo’s 1.5-litre engine with a maximum power of 123 PS and a peak torque of 300 Nm.
Both the motors come mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. AMT could be offered later. Prices of the Mahindra XUV300 are expected to start at Rs 8 lakh. The top-end trim of the XUV300 is expected to even rival the entry-level versions of the Hyundai Creta. Finally, it will even become a direct rival of the Hyundai Styx, which launches in April this year.