New Mahindra TUV300 T10 trim gets seven-inch touchscreen, faux leather upholstery and a host of exterior changes
Mahindra & Mahindra have added a new range-topping T10 trim to the TUV300 subcompact SUV in response to the growing competition in the segment. Led by Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, the utility vehicle space has emerged as a tightly packed fray in recent times and it has sizeable hold on the passenger vehicle market share.
The launch of the T10 variant has happened as we had expected and it starts with a price of Rs. 9.75 lakh for the manual trim and is a premium of Rs. 55,000 over the T8 1.5-litre mHawk100 diesel that retails for Rs. 9.20 lakh. The T10 AMT model is priced Rs. 10.50 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi) and you can get your hands on the dual-tone spec of both variants by shelling out an extra Rs. 15,000 each.
Mahindra initially entered the TUV300 back in September 2015 with the mHawk80 diesel engine and it will likely be limited to the T4, T4+, T6, and T6+ trims. The mHawk100 will occupy the engine duties in the T8 and T10 variants. The homegrown manufacturer’s updated TUV300 has been made available in both manual as well as AMT versions. Bookings for the new variant have commenced at Mahindra dealerships across the country. There are some interesting features worth considering while opting for the top-of-the-line variant and they are listed below.
As for the exterior, the Mahindra TUV300 T10 gets carbon black finished headlights, newly designed alloy wheels with metallic grey finish, black chrome treated grille inserts enhancing the overall appeal, black chrome finished fog lamp surrounds and rood rails as well as spare wheel cover done up in metallic grey. All the new visual additions go perfectly in harmony with the two-tone paint schemes offered already.
The Mumbai-headquartered brand seems to have understood the significance of the interior as much as the exterior. As a result, the equipment list is added with a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with GPS navigation, Bluetooth music streaming, image and video playback, USB and AUX connectivity. Moreover, the seats are upholstered in faux leather on the new T10 trim.
Mahindra has not introduced Android Auto yet but the feature will be spread across the entire portfolio in the next year or so. Currently, the1.5-litre inline three-cylinder mHawk80 diesel makes 84 bhp at 3,750 rpm and 230 Nm at 1,500 rpm. It is mated to a five-speed manual or a five-speed AMT with expense of 3 bhp.
The more powerful 1.5-litre mHawk100 diesel mill delivers 100 bhp at 3,750 rpm and 240 Nm at 1,600 rpm. It has same transmission options as the other powertrain. All variants have similar rated fuel economy of 18.49 kmpl.