The all-new Mahindra XUV300 is a compact Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) by Mahindra. It has followed the footsteps of the subcompact and full-size SUV models of Mahindra, XUV500 and XUV800, respectively. The Mahindra XUV300 launch date is 14th February 2019.
The manufacturer has maintained most of its iconic looks with this new car, apart from a few tweaks to the exterior here and there. Similar to the XUV range as well as the TUV300, this car is a five-door, five-seater vehicle with incredible looks, robust engine and appreciable performance. During its design and manufacture phase, this car was codenamed S201 but later received a proper name as it was added to the XUV range. As Mahindra has worked with the automaker SsangYong to develop the engine for this car, they have also taken inspiration from Ssang Yong’s Tivoli while designing the Mahindra XUV300.
Mahindra XUV300 Price Range
The Mahindra XUV300 price in India extends from INR 8 lakhs for it entry-level variant up to INR 12 lakhs for the top spec iteration on an ex-showroom basis. The price varies according to the fuel version selected by the customer as well as the safety and comfort features installed in the variant. The petrol version guises of this car cost comparatively lesser than the diesel version guises. Even though Mahindra hasn’t indicated towards the possibility of an automatic transmission variant, if they decide to launch one, it will probably be priced the highest. The Mahindra XUV300 on-road price varies from INR 9 lakhs to INR 14 lakhs from the base to top-level variants.
Mahindra XUV300 Features and Specs
Mahindra XUV300 compact SUV holds a great resemblance to the higher XUV versions like XUV500 and XUV 800. The Mahindra XUV300 new model features two different types of engines. There is a 1.5 liter diesel engine that will be able to generate a peak torque of around 300 Nm and a maximum power output of approximately 121 bhp. The 1.2 liter G80 turbocharged petrol engine that Mahindra has developed in collaboration with SsangYong generates a maximum torque of 200 Nm. The Mahindra XUV300 seating capacity is of five passengers with two at the front and three at the rear. The legroom, headroom space and arm space is good and comfortable for all the passengers. The boot space available in this car is adequate and in proportion with the size of the car.
Mahindra has maintained high safety standards and equipped the new model with the latest and high-quality safety and security features, like Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), engine immobilizer, central locking mechanism, child safety lock, driver and co-passenger airbags, and door ajar warning.
The Mahindra XUV300 specifications in the comfort and convenience department have also followed the footsteps of its predecessors. Features like rear parking sensors, steering adjustment, steering-mounted infotainment controls, power outlets for charging devices, keyless entry, attractive upholstery, and armrests at the front and rear are available in this model.
Mahindra XUV300 photos clearly reveal that it boasts a squared-off bonnet with Mahindra’s flagship chrome grille along with LED daytime running fog lights. It has LED tail lights that provide a sleek European appearance to the car. The 5-spoke 17-inch wheels are accommodated within the flared wheel arches and provide a sporty, muscular and sturdy look.
The cabin has some improvements with regards to the infotainment system, as Mahindra has equipped the car with a touchscreen console on the dashboard for easy manoeuvring. The top-level guise has a sunroof, a total of seven airbags, disc brakes at the front and rear, and a dual-zone climate control system. The high-tech infotainment system can be paired with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. The cabin has a high gloss, black and light beige treatment making it attractive and unique. The Mahindra XUV300 competes with the likes of Hyundai Creta, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport. The rivalry of Mahindra XUV300 vs Hyundai Creta is sure to be the most exciting of all.
Mahindra XUV300 Variants
The Mahindra XUV300 variants include four petrol and four diesel variants. The petrol variants are XUV300 W4, XUV300 W6, XUV300 W8 and XUV300 W8 Option, and the diesel variants are XUV300 W4 Diesel, XUV300 W6, XUV300 W8 and XUV300 W8 Option. The petrol variants come with a 1.2 L engine
and the diesel variants come with a 1.5 L diesel engine.
Mahindra XUV300 - FAQs
1. Please provide some information about the engine specifications of XUV300.
Mahindra is offering the new XUV300 in both petrol and diesel variants. There is a 6-speed manual gearbox available to control the 1.2 litre petrol engine and 1.5 litre diesel engine. The diesel engine is the same as has been used in Mahindra Marazzo.
2. Which other cars does Mahindra XUV300 compete with?
3. Which features are available in Mahindra XUV300?
Mahindra is offering some excellent features in the new XUV300, some of which are first in the category. The standout features include LED tail lamps, LED headlamps, 17-inch alloy wheels, sunroof, dual-zone climate control, touch-screen infotainment system, DRLs and much more.
4. Are there any launch offers from Mahindra on XUV300?
Availability of any offers or discounts is entirely at the discretion of Mahindra company or the nearest Mahindra dealership in your city. You can also check Autoportal Offers s to get exciting discounts.
5. I have heard that Mahindra is planning to launch an electric version of XUV300. Is it true?
At present, there is no electric version of Mahindra XUV300 available. However, as per the latest News, Mahindra has plans to launch an all-electric version of the XUV300. It will be launched somewhere around mid-2020. You will get to hear more updates as the launch date nears.
6. How about provision of safety features in the new XUV300?
Mahindra has provided some decent safety features in the XUV300 to make it a safe family car. Some of the features are ABS, EBD, seven airbags, ISOFIX child seat anchors, rear parking sensors and much more.
7. When will an automatic transmission option be available for XUV300?
As of now, Mahindra XUV300 is available only with a 6-speed manual gearbox. There are no updates regarding the availability of automatic transmission option.
8. What about the braking system in XUV300?
Mahindra XUV300 is equipped with rear disc brakes, which is a first for the vehicle category. The overall braking performance is much enhanced as compared to drum brakes, which are offered in most of the sub-4-metre SUVs.
9. I am an ex-serviceman. Can I get a discount on purchasing XUV300 through CSD Canteen?
As of now, there is no information available regarding the availability of XUV300 from the CSD Canteen. For more information, you need to get in touch with your nearest Mahindra dealership or the CSD canteen in your city.
10. How many passengers is Mahindra XUV300 able to accommodate?
At present, Mahindra XUV300 is available only in 5-seater option. There are no updates on the future availability of a 7-seater option.
11. Where can I read about the latest updates about XUV300?
12. Are Mahindra S201 and XUV300 same cars?
Yes. Mahindra S201 was renamed as Mahindra XUV300 in India.