With the arrival of new SUVs like Mahindra XUV300 and Hyundai Venue in the sub-4-meter SUV segment, the auto market has become more competitive. These popular car brands have become successful in winning the hearts of consumers.
The recently-launched Hyundai Venue attained the second spot and finished with 108 units. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza became the segment leader, however, the Mahindra XUV300 continues to be sold more than Tata Nexon in the month of June. So, now Mahindra is planning to enhance its compact SUV segment with TUV300, which is spotted on the test.
In May 2019, we witnessed the facelifted Mahindra TUV300 making debut with some interior and cosmetic changes as Mahindra surely wants to continue with it. The Mahindra XUV300 has already made arrival and it injected the freshness in the TUV300, including Plus trim. There is no denial in the fact that Mahindra is already working on the next-gen Thar, XUV500 and Scorpio.
The Mahindra TUV300 Plus is more likely to receive major upgrades later in 2019 or at the beginning of 2020. The camouflaged test mule seems to have revised front grille along with 6 horizontal slats as well as a new headlamp cluster. A newly-designed front bumper with a black-colour finished lower grille is an impressive change in 2019 Mahindra TUV300 Plus.
Though, the caught shots are unable to clear the front fascia design updates of the test mule. Talking of the rear, it continues to have the same gate-mounted spare wheel as well as the cover. The side profile of TUV300 Plus receives identical squared wheel arches.
The 2020 Mahindra TUV300 Plus can be expected to share most components with the upcoming Mahindra Scorpio as both of these models follow the similar ladder-frame chassis. Besides, the upcoming Mahindra TUV300 Plus is more likely to have BS-VI compliant engine.
Currently, the Mahindra TUV300 Plus specs include a 2.2-litre mHawk D120 engine that cranks out a power of 120 bhp@4,000 rpm and a torque of 280 Nm@1,800-2,800rpm. The engine comes paired to a six-speed gearbox. Available in P4, P6 and P8 variants, the nine-seater Mahindra TUV300 Plus price in India is Rs 9.92-11.42 lakhs (ex-showroom).