Mahindra XUV300 is based on Ssangyong Tivoli and launching mid-Feb in India, here is how it compares to the design of the Vitara Brezza
Mahindra XUV 300 will be the latest entrant in the sub-4m SUV segment, which is already crowded by the likes of Ford EcoSport, Nexon and the Vitara Brezza. It is based on the Tivoli but Mahindra has made enough changes to ensure it looks way different from the South Korean manufacturer’s product. Here is how it compares to the Vitara Brezza, the best selling UV in the country when it comes to the design.
The Mahindra XUV 300 looks quite similar to the newly launched Mahindra XUV 500 facelift and the Mahindra Alturas, thanks to the chrome-dipped grille in the front. It gets a unique identity because of the LED DRLs integrated to the large headlamps at front. The XUV 300 also gets its share of the rugged looks with the help of cladding all around the body. There is a black cladding the surrounds the vehicle. At the front, it gets a chrome skid plate which is also present in the rear.
The window line of the XUV300 is most interesting. It gets an upward kink at the end of the rear window, which adds a modern touch to the design. The thick, C-Pillar of the Mahindra XUV300 is painted in gloss black, which adds a floating roof effect. Mahindra also offers 17-inch machined alloy wheels, that further makes the Mahindra XUV 300 look very attractive.
Now coming to the Maruti Suzuki Brezza, it has been specifically designed for the Indian market and gets a simple, no-nonsense design. It gets a thick chrome-dipped grille at the front with the Suzuki logo on it.
The Vitara Brezza also gets LED DRLs but they are not very visible and are ignored most of the times. The Vitara Brezza also gets faux chrome skid plates at the front and rear. From the side, the Vitara Brezza looks very simple with a straight window line and regular-looking alloy wheels.
Both XUV 300 and the Vitara Brezza get split tail lamps at the rear, which are almost similar in shape. Both of them also get roof rails but the XUV 300’s rails are much more prominent and positively adds more bulk to the overall design of the car.
Coming to the colour, the top end of the Vitara Brezza offers dual-tone body colours. It gets a contrasting roof colour, which makes it look quite different and attractive on the roads. The Mahindra XUV300 does not offer any such dual tone colour schemes but with the blacked out pillars, the floating roof effect looks very good on the Mahindra XUV 300.
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Mahindra XUV 300 vs Maruti Vitara Brezza interiors
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza gets an all-black interior with touchscreen infotainment in the middle, Even the driver console is quite simple and effective. It gets a twin-pod instrument cluster with a monochrome Driver Information Display. It also gets steering mounted controls and safety features like dual airbags and ABS+EBD as standard.
The Mahindra XUV300 looks very sophisticated when it comes to the features. It gets dual-tone interiors with leather trims. It also gets a touchscreen infotainment system in the middle with controls below it. The dashboard of the Mahindra XUV 300 looks well spread out. It also gets a higher number of features including 7-airbags, dual-zone climate control, longer cabin space and more.
In the pictures, the Mahindra XUV 300 definitely gets a plusher cabin. The Mahindra XUV 300 also gets a coloured Driver Information Display, which is again the first-in-segment feature. Apart from these, Mahindra will load the car with features like a sunroof and more.
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Mahindra XUV300 vs Maruti Brezza features
Mahindra is known to offer a very wide range of features. The XUV 300 is no different. The feature list includes LED DRLs, LED projector headlamps, dual-zone automatic climate control system, 8-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, rain-sensing wipers, and leather upholstery. It also gets disc brakes on all four wheels, 7 airbags system and ABS+EBD as standard. There are also 17-inch alloy wheels available with the XUV 300.
The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza offers halogen projector headlamps, automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, automatic single-zone climate control, alloy wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel, 7-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Maruti Vitara Brezza Vs Mahindra XUV 300 engine
The Maruti Suzuki only gets the 1.3-litre turbocharged diesel engine. It churns out a maximum power of 89 Bhp and 200 Nm. Maruti offers both AMT and regular 5-speed manual transmission with the Vitara Brezza.
The Mahindra XUV 300 would get the most torque-rich engine in the segment as announced by the Indian brand. However, Mahindra has not released the actual power figures of the car. It is likely to be powered by an all-new G80 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine and a 1.5-litre turbo-diesel engine from the Marazzo.
XUV300 Pics Source: AutoPunditz