Mahindra is working on couple of exciting products and one of them is the XUV300. This compact SUV will come based on SsangYong Tivoli’s flexible X100 platform and it will be designed by a joint effort of Mahindra, SsangYong and Pininfarina. The Mahindra XUV300 is expected to make public debut during 2018 New Delhi Auto Expo. This model will be a perfect package of stylish design, upmarket features and powerful performance with efficiency. Expect this SUV to appear heavily inspired by Mahindra’s flagship XUV500.
In terms of design, the XUV300 could get similar front fascia as the XUV500. The radiator grille would come with vertical slats and plenty of chrome garnishing. It would get projector headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights. The front bumper is also expected to be muscular and chunky with large central air intake, rectangular shaped fog lamps and there would be a skid plate as well.
At the side profile, Mahindra XUV300 is likely to get body cladding, turn indicator integrated ORVMs, blackened glass area, sharp creases. Also, there could be sporty roof rails as well. Moving to the rear, the Mahindra XUV300 would get a roof spoiler, compact taillights with chrome detailing around them. The tailgate will get a horizontal wide chrome bar positioned at the centre. Expect the rear bumper to be sculpted looking and there would be twin exhaust with a skid plate as well.
Interior of this compact SUV will be upmarket and thanks to Pininfarina, it will come bearing a very contemporary and attractive styling. It will get a multifunction steering wheel, analog and digital display consisting instrument cluster. A touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto at the centre console will enhance the premiumness of this vehicle. Expect the seat and upholstery materials to come with upmarket quality materials and it would offer generous amount of space and comfort to the occupants.
The Mahindra XUV300 could come incorporating a range of engines including a 1.5-litre TGDI petrol, a 1.5-litre diesel unit and a 1.99-litre mHawk diesel motor as well. The petrol engine would kick out power output between 90 bhp and 120 bhp, while torque output would be between 130 Nm and 150 Nm. The 1.5-litre diesel motor would churn out 84 bhp of peak power and 230 Nm of peak torque, while the larger diesel engine will pump out 140 bhp of peak power and 320 Nm of peak torque. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
Expected Launch: Late 2018
Expected Price: Rs. 8.75 lakh – Rs. 14.50 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)