Mahindra & Mahindra, the home-grown automajor, has announced the launch of its keenly-awaited TUV3OO on September 10, 2015 in the country. The company revealed the official design sketches of the TUV3OO (U301) on July 30, 2015. It was also revealed that TUV3OO would measure less than 4-meters in length and its designing cues have been taken from a battle tank. Just so you know, Mahindra TUV3OO wouldn't replace the Bolero SUV, and it would continue to be sold after TUV3OO's launch.
As for features, the Mahindra TUV3OO would boast of a touchscreen infotainment system with audio-video and navigation system, and USB and AUX ports along with Bluetooth connectivity. It would be borrowed from the Scorpio and XUV500. As for instrument cluster, it would carry two round-shaped, large, chrome-ringed dials. It looks quite identical to the one on offer with company's flagship offering XUV500. In addition, the TUV3OO would have an all-new 3-spoke steering wheel, which holds Mahindra symbol at the centre. In fact, the range-topping trims would have steering mounted audio and phone controls, but there wouldn't be an automatic climate control feature available with the TUV3OO.
Recently, some spy-shots of Mahindra TUV3OO were out, which showed the compact SUV in flesh without any sort of camouflage. The production-ready front resembled a bit to the Bolero. Mahindra TUV300 has been designed and developed in-house by the Mahindra design team. The research and development of TUV300 has been carried out at the Mahindra Research Valley (MRV) in Chennai. Also, it has been confirmed now that the TUV3OO would come in a 7-seater avatar. There would be jump seats placed on each side behind the second row to accommodate two persons. This very same seating configuration is already seen in the Quanto. Mechanically, the compact SUV would be powered by a new mHawk80 engine. For those asking, the new mHawk80 motor is an updated version of Quanto's 1.5L, 3-cylinder diesel mill. It would be linked to a manual transmission and 4X2 drive system as standard.