You must be eagerly waiting for an affordable SUV which is also fun to drive and fuel efficient or overall an all-rounder SUV. Your wait is going to be over now. Mahindra is giving a Valentine’s Day gift to all the citizens of India by launching a new SUV i.e. XUV 300 on 14th February. Fortunately, I visited Oberoi mall, goregaon, Mumbai and found XUV 300 on display.
I found this opportunity to extract some information regarding its release date, specifications, and variations from there. According to information available, it price may be in the range of 9 to 12 Lacs (Ex Showroom price). And it has direct competition from Maruti Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Creta Tata Nexon and Ford EcoSport. Now, Let’s discuss other relevant information on XUV 300.
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Mahindra XUV 300 is coming in sub 4 m category and is claimed to be widest, longest and highest in its segment. There is no automatic gearbox option in any of the variant. Fuel efficiency is reasonably good for such a SUV. Petrol engine of this XUV is same as in KUV 100 (1.2 litre, 3-cylinder) with enhanced technology and turbocharged. Diesel engine has been taken from Mahindra Marazzo MPV. It is 4-cylinder turbo charged with higher torque and enhanced tuning required for XUV.
This SUV contains almost all the necessary luxury features, such as climate control, navigation, infotainment and sunroof, which makes it even more attractive. As far as safety is concerned, XUV 300 is going to have tough competition with Tata Nexon and Maruti Vitara Brezza as both of these SUVs have secured 5 star and 4 star rating respectively from global NCAP after crash testing. XUV 300 is also expected to have at least 4 star safety rating from NCAP.
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XUV 300 is expected to be launched with three variations.
1) W4 2) W6 3) W8 4) W8 (O)
Base model in W4 which consists of dual front airbags, EBD, ABS, ISOFIX for child seat mount, electronic adjustable outside rear view mirror. Diesel version of the base model will also have 3.5 inch audio system with 4 speakers. Top version will have 7 inch touch screen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto with Navigation in both petrol and diesel version.
Price of this outstanding SUV is expected to be Rs. 9 to 12 Lacs (Ex. Showroom Price) for diesel version and Rs. 7 to 10 Lacs (Ex. Showroom) for petrol version. This price range already has quite a good amount of competition ready for this newbie. For detailed comparison, a test drive or a very long test drive on highway is required to find actual feeling of the SUV. So, Keep visiting CarSangrah, to read this review after test drive.