Mahindra XUV300 inspired by Ssyanyong Tivoli set for Feb 2019 launch
Mahindra has unveiled its upcoming sub compact XUV300 based on the Ssyangyong Tivoli which is set to launch in February 2019. The XUV 300 will be built on the X-100 platform, similar to Ssyangyong Tivoli which has sold over 2.6 Lakh units in over 50 countries worldwide.
Mahindra as of now does not have a very strong product in the compact SUV segment and XUV300 will fill this gap. The company will be taking on a host of rivals including the Tata’s Nexon, Ford’s EcoSport and Honda’s WR-V.
The XUV300 shares its platform with the SsangYong Tivoli which is a globally successful product.
Mahindra XUV300 comes in both petrol and diesel engine options. The diesel engine is the same 1.5-litre four-cylinder unit which powers the Marazzo but it’s been detuned for the XUV300. Here it produces 115 bhp at 3750 rpm and 300 Nm of peak torque between 1500 – 2500 rpm.
Similarly, the petrol engine is a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder turbocharged unit which churns out 110 bhp at 5000 rpm and 200 Nm of peak torque between 2000 – 3500 rpm.
The engines will come mated to a 6-speed transmission. The SUV will have 3 variants (W4, W6 & W8 ) and 1 optional pack (W8 (O).
Features like Airbags, ABS, Disc Brakes on all four wheels, 6 Speed Transmission, LED tail lamps, all 4 Power windows, etc., will be standard across all variants.
In addition, the XUV300 option pack variant – W8 (O) – would have additional technology and safety features.
An electric version is also expected to come out in 2020. An automatic gearbox option is expected to be launched at a later date.
Codenamed S210, Mahindra XUV300 electric would be one of the early models to adopt the automaker’s new high-power all-electric powertrains that are currently under development.The Mahindra XUV300 electric will join the likes of Hyundai Kona electric as life style offerings. The Mahindra crossover is expected to be significantly cheaper than its Hyundai rival owing to local manufacturing.
The new XUV300 carries forward the characteristics of the XUV500 with its cheetah-inspired design and advanced technology features. The XUV300 ‘s headlamps integrate with the fog lamps forming a Cheetah-like tear-duct, while the pronounced wheel arches are inspired from the muscular haunches of the Cheetah. Furthermore, its dual-LED DRLs and LED tail lamps, give the upcoming SUV from a Mahindra signature style.
The XUV300 gets a host of creature comforts and safety features right from the base model like – dual airbags, ABS, disc brakes on all four wheels, 6 Speed Transmission, LED tail lamps, all 4 Power windows, and more, are standard across all variants. The XUV300 also features a couple of firs-in-segment features like Dual-zone Fully Automatic Climate Control & Front Parking Sensors, in addition to features like 7 airbags, dual LED daytime running lamps, and premium interior for the top-end model.
Mahindra XUV300 Specification
|Specifications||Mahindra XUV300 1.5 Diesel||Mahindra XUV300 1.2 Petrol|
|Displacement||1497 cc||1197 cc|
|Max Power||115 bhp @ 3750 rpm||110 bhp @ 5000 rpm|
|Max Torque||300 Nm @ 1500 – 2500 rpm||200 Nm @ 2000 – 3500 rpm|
|Gearbox||6-speed manual||6-speed manual|
|Tyres||205/65 R16(Steel)||205/65 R16(Steel)|
|Fuel Tank||42 Litres||42 Litres|
|Wheel Base||2600 mm||2600 mm|
|Brakes||Disc(Front & Rear)||Disc(Front & Rear)|
|Front Suspension||MacPherson Strut||MacPherson Strut|
|Rear Suspension||Twist Beam Suspension||Twist Beam Suspension|
Price and Availability
The Mahindra XUV300 has been launched today in the Indian market at a starting price of INR 7.90 Lakhs for the base variant.
Agni Inc., the authorized dealer of Mahindra vehicles for Nepali market will be showcasing the XUV300 on Mahindra Udaya 2019 which is going to be held from Feb 22-24 in Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu. If launched in Nepali market the price of this vehicle for the base variant will start at NRs. 47.50 Lakhs .