Andhra Pradesh government added 242 TUV 300’s to its police fleet for the patrolling purpose
Mahindra TUV300 is the latest vehicle to join the expanding fleet of Andhra Pradesh Police. Sri Nara Chandrababu Naidu, Honorable Chief Minister, Government of Andhra Pradesh flagged off the TUV 300 from IGM Stadium, Vijayawada. The government has added 242 TUV 300’s to the fleet and these vehicles will be used for patrolling.
In June 2018, Maharashtra police added 195 TUV300 to its fleet and other states like Kerala, Rajasthan, Arunachal Pradesh and others have already taken delivery of TUV 300. Most of the vehicles on the current Police fleet has been aged and the government is planning to introduce modern cars.
Mahindra hasn’t given details about the variant, which they supplied but it could be the entry-level T4 variant as it will keep cost down. The base variant comes with features like power steering, tiltable steering wheel, air-conditioners with heater, power windows and more.
The safety features on TUV 300 includes dual airbags, ABS with EBD, collapsible steering column, side intrusion beams, digital immobiliser, seat belt reminder lamp and auto door lock while driving. The company has also given spare wheel mounted on the rear door with cover and rear footsteps.
Mahindra TUV 300 is powered by BSIV mHawk100 diesel engine with 2-stage turbocharged producing 100 bhp of power at 3,750 rpm and 240 Nm of torque between 1,600-2,800 rpm. This engine is mated to 5-speed manual gearbox and the compact SUV is also offered with 5-speed AMT gearbox, which is not offered on the T4+ variant.
The compact SUV returns 18.49 kmpl for both manual and AMT variant. One of the advantages of using TUV 300 over its rivals is that it comes with 7 seats. The TUV 300 measures 3995 mm in length, 1835 mm width and 1817 mm height. The wheelbase of TUV 300 is 2680 mm and boot space is 384 litres, which can be expanded to 720 litres by folding down seats.