Mahindra is all set to launch the XUV300 for the sub-4 metre compact SUV segment. The Mahindra XUV300 launch date is said to witness on February 14. The new SUV competes with the Hyundai Creta, Ford EcoSport, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Tata Nexon. There was a buzz throughout, in the previous month where many details were surfacing online like the features and engine specs were leaked. So let’s throw some light on what are the top five things that you should know about the new Mahindra XUV300 compact SUV.
The new Mahindra XUV300 2019 shares its platform with Mahindra’s Korean brand Tivoli, which is basically X100 platform and this simply means that the car will have spacious from inside. The car is different from the Tivoli which is available in the international market and dons the design cues from its big brother – the new Mahindra XUV500. It is way bigger than its other rivals like the Maruti Vitara Brezza and Tata Nexon. It gets a slew of creases all around that makes it look bold and rugged with its stance.
Mahindra XUV300 specification is what we are talking about here and the car will be offered in both petrol and diesel option. What is more interesting is that Mahindra claims that both the fuel option variants will have best-in-segment torque numbers – 200 Nm for the petrol unit and 300 Nm for the diesel. Mechanically, it will be powered by a 1.2-litre three-pot turbo-petrol engine (this unit also caters on the KUV100 NXT), but the engine has been tuned to put out 108 bhp of maximum power and a 1.5-litre that also serves the Marazzo MPV, producing 117 bhp of maximum power and 300 Nm of top torque. In fact, the diesel variant also gets the mild hybrid tech.
The XUV300 will welcome you with a warm feeling and comfort. The cabin is spacious; nonetheless, the Mahindra XUV300 seating capacity is comfortable to seat five passengers. It comes with many segment-first features like the seven airbags, disc brakes on all four wheels, Front parking sensors, steering mode (to adjust steering weight), mild hybrid technology, dual-zone climate control and heated wing mirrors. There are other features as well that are missing out from some of its rivals like stability control, hill-start assist and sliding sunroof.
The new Mahindra XUV300 compact SUV will compete in the sub-4 metre segment in India, as mentioned earlier. It will take against Tata Nexon, Ford Ecosport, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, and too some extent with Hyundai Creta as well. Earlier, Mahindra tried to get a hold of this segment with models like NuvoSport and TUV300 SUV, but couldn’t do much to attract customers.
Speaking of the Mahindra XUV300 price in India, we can expect to fall in a range of Rs. 8 lakh to Rs. 12 lakh. Though, Maruti’s Vitara Brezza price starts from Rs. 7.58 lakh and goes up to Rs. 10.55 lakh, whereas the Nexon starts with a stunning price tag of Rs. 6.23 lakh and the top-end variant is priced at Rs. 10.67 lakh, while the EcoSport price starts from Rs. 7.82 and range-topping diesel version is tagged with Rs. 11.89 lakh (all prices ex-showroom). That said, Mahindra can easily take against these three contenders as it is also loaded with features when compared to all its rivals and out which, some of the features offered are segment-first.