In this article, we are comparing the price of each variant of the recently launched Mahindra XUV 300 against the Tata Nexon
Mahindra introduced the much-awaited XUV300 just over a week ago in India and it is based on the SsangYong Tivoli’s platform. The XUV300 is competing head-on against the Tata Nexon, which is one of the consistent performers in the segment and in this article we are comparing the price of each variant of both models.
The XUV 300 is available in four variants – W4, W6, W8 and W8 (O) while the Nexon comes in five variants – XE, XM, XT, XZ and XZ+. Both Mahindra and Tata Motors offer their respective models with the option of diesel and petrol engines but the Nexon is also available with an AMT gearbox option while the XUV300 automatic variant will be introduced later only.
The entry-level XE variant of Nexon can’t be compared directly to the W4 variant as the latter doesn’t come with the same level of equipment and price difference between both variants is more than Rs. 1.50 lakh. So we are comparing the XM variant against the W4, which will make it fair as features list of both models is almost similar.
But the Nexon has a clear price advantage over XUV 300 as the XM petrol variant is priced at Rs. 7.11 lakh compared to Rs. 7.90 for the XUV 300 W4 variant. The price difference between XM diesel and W4 diesel variant is just Rs. 45,000 only. The XT petrol variant is priced at Rs. 7.73 lakh but the W6 variant of XUV 300 comes at a premium of more than 1 lakh compared to Nexon.
|Mahindra XUV 300 Petrol||Tata Nexon Petrol|
|NA||Rs. 6.36 lakh (XE)|
|Rs. 7.90 lakh (W4)||Rs. 7.11 lakh (XM)|
|Rs. 8.75 lakh (W6)||Rs. 7.83 lakh (XT)|
|Rs. 10.25 lakh (W8)||Rs. 8.19 lakh (XZ)|
|Rs. 11.44 lakh (W8 (O))||Rs. 9.01 lakh (XZ+)|
(all prices ex-showroom)
The price difference between diesel variant of Nexon XT and XUV 300 is just Rs. 69,000 only. The Nexon XZ petrol variant is priced at Rs. 8.19 lakh compared to Rs. 10.25 for the W8 variant of XUV 300. This time the diesel variant price difference of both models is huge as XUV 300 is priced at a premium Rs. 1.59 lakh over Nexon XZ.
The top end petrol Nexon XZ+ comes at Rs. 9.01 lakh but the XUV 300 W8 (O) is priced at Rs. 11.44 lakh. In the diesel model, the price difference has increased to more than 2 lakh. Even though XUV 300 comes with lots of segment first features compared to Nexon more than 2 lakh price difference is too much and Nexon is also loaded well even though it misses out some fancy tech.
|Mahindra XUV 300 Diesel||Tata Nexon Diesel|
|NA||Rs. 7.39 lakh (XE)|
|Rs. 8.49 lakh (W4)||Rs. 8.04 lakh (XM)|
|Rs. 9.30 lakh (W6)||Rs. 8.61 lakh (XT)|
|Rs. 10.80 lakh (W8)||Rs. 9.19 lakh (XZ)|
|Rs. 11.99 lakh (W8 (O))||Rs. 9.85 lakh (XZ+)|
The Nexon is a proven product in the market and it comes with the option of an AMT gearbox as customers in this segment prefer automatic transmission because of the increased traffic scenarios.
So the customers have more options with Nexon but the XUV 300 offers punchy diesel and petrol engines, which will be one of its USPs. Overall, Nexon is the better Value For Money product here after comparing the price of each variant.