Mahindra, the home-grown automaker is gearing up for the launch of TUV300 Plus in India. It is the lengthened version of the five-seater SUV, Mahindra TUV300 and is most likely to hit the market in the coming months.
The testing mules of the Mahindra TUV300 Plus have already been spotted several times on the Indian roads. It will be an extended version of its sibling comprising of three rows to accommodate seven occupants. The body of the upcoming model looks more proportionate with longer wheelbase compared to the sub-4 meter TUV300.
The exterior design of the model looks largely similar to the smaller model featuring a boxy appearance with a higher ground clearance. The car gets a bolder grille up front with chrome outline, black coloured bumper, flat and upright bonnet, flat roof and body coloured ORVMs. At the rear, the car features a slightly tweaked wrap-around tail lamps.
Inside the cabin, the car features a black and beige coloured dual-tone theme with dashboard being finished finely in the Piano Black colour. It will get a multi-information display, a touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control with rear AC vents and multi-functional steering wheel.
Though the interior and exterior design elements are borrowed from the smaller version, it will come with a completely different power mechanism under the hood. The TUV300 Plus will be powered by a 1.99-litre mHawk, 4-cylinder diesel engine that produces a maximum power output of 120 bhp at 4,000 revolutions per minute against a peak torque of 280 Nm. The engine comes paired to a standard 5-speed manual gearbox, while an optional AMT version will also be available.
The upcoming TUV300 Plus is set to replace the Xylo in the company’s line-up and is expected to be priced in the range of Rs. 9 lakh (ex-showroom) to Rs. 14 lakh (ex-showroom). It will be competing against the Honda BRV in the domestic market.