- The BS VI Mahindra XUV300 test mule has been spotted for the first time.
- It carried a BS VI sticker on the fuel filler cap.
- The spotted model is said to be the diesel-powered version.
- Mahindra will also upgrade the 1.2L petrol unit with the BS VI norms.
- An AMT version of the SUV is also in the making.
The test mule of BS VI Mahindra XUV300 has been spotted testing on the Chennai-Tindivanam highway. The inter-web is flooded with the spy images of the BS VI Mahindra XUV300, which has been caught on the lens for the first time. It carried a BS VI sticker on its fuel-filler cap, which confirms that the spied model was a BS VI version of XUV300.
Reports in media indicate the spotted model was a diesel version powered by the 1.5-litre diesel unit. This unit is a detuned version of the BS IV engine used in Marazzo putting out a maximum power of 122.64 PS at 3,500 rpm along with top torque of 300 Nm at 1,750 to 2,500 rpm. However, the stripped down version used in the XUV300 makes 116.5 PS at 3,750 rpm, while the torque remains unchanged at 1,500 to 2,500 rpm.
Power on the petrol engine comes from the 1.2-litre, three-cylinder, turbocharged unit. This engine will also be updated to comply with the upcoming BS VI emission norms. The existing BS IV version of the 1.2-litre unit makes 111.5 PS at 5,000 and 200Nm torque at 2,000 to 3,500 rpm. In terms of features and equipment, the Mahindra XUV300 packs projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights, dual-tone roof rails, 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, tail-lamps with LED units on the outside.
The insides get electric sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, leatherette upholstery, a large 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with GPS navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The safety kit comprises seven airbags, front & rear parking sensors, four disc brakes, roll-over mitigation and ESP. The company is also working on an AMT version of the SUV which will be introduced after some months. In its segment, the sub-four meter SUV rivals the likes of Ford EcoSport, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Tata Nexon.
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