Despite being 401 mm longer than the standard model, the Mahindra TUV300 Plus has a same wheelbase of 2,680 mm as its sub-four-metre sibling
Over the last few months, we have heard seen a new variant of the Mahindra TUV300 subcompact SUV doing rounds and it’s a significant departure over the regular model by accommodating more occupants. Mahindra is trying to address the customers wanting to have more space inside the cabin in an affordable price range with the TUV300 Plus.
Moreover, it would help in overturning the decreasing sales volume of the standard TUV300, which competes in a segment led by Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and Honda WR-V. Having been spotted at dealerships in recent months, the TUV300 Plus has now officially gone on sale with a price of Rs. 9.69 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
The Mahindra TUV300 Plus has a length of 4,400 mm, width of 1,835 mm and stands 1,812 mm tall. Despite being 401 mm longer than the standard model, it has a same wheelbase of 2,680 mm as its sub-four-metre sibling.
The exterior elements are obviously shared with the regular TUV300 but the changes to the rear-end meant it has an uniqueness of its own. As for the powertrain, the Mahindra TUV300 Plus uses a 2.2-litre diesel mHawk120 engine, which is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 120 horsepower.
The engine is connected to a six-speed manual transmission, and possesses Micro Hybrid technology, as opposed to the five-speed unit utilised in the regular TUV300. The stretched SUV tips the weighing scale at 2,410 kilograms and has fuel tank capacity of 60 litres.
The nine-seater is bolted with 215/70 R16 tyres with steel wheels and comprises of an all-black interior theme. With added convenience of fold up side facing three row seats, the TUV300 Plus features power windows, Air Conditioner with heater, 12 V charging sockets, tilt adjustable power steering, Vinyl seat upholstery, etc. Seeing the response of the TUV300 Plus P4, Mahindra could expand the range further.