- The Mahindra XUV300 AMT images surfaced online recently during its TVC shoot.
- The AMT unit will be offered only on the W6 and W8 variants in the line-up.
- It is expected to get a six-speed AMT unit sourced from Magnetti Marelli.
- The AMT equipped XUV300 is likely to launch by the end of June.
- Visually, it will be identical to the manual version save for the ‘autoSHIFT’ badge.
The Mahindra XUV300 AMT has been caught on the lens near a dealership, implying an imminent launch. The AMT equipped version of XUV300 was recently spied during its TVC shoot. According to reports, the AMT gearbox will be restricted to W6 and W8 variants in the line-up. The variant in the spy shot seems to be the W8 grade. It is reported that the six-speed AMT unit equipped in XUV300 is sourced from Magnetti Marelli.
However, it is just a temporary arrangement until Mahindra introduces a six-speed torque converter automatic gearbox sometime in 2020. The BS-VI update will be rolled out around the same time before the stricter emission norms kick in. Aesthetically, the AMT variant is identical to the manual version save for the ‘autoSHIFT’ badge at the back. That said, there is no change in terms of design and styling, as it continues featuring elements such as 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, dual-tone roof rails, projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights and LED tail-lamps.
As for the Mahindra XUV300 interior, it packs leatherette upholstery, an electric sunroof, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system which comes with GPS navigation. Connectivity features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also part of the parcel, besides it also gets an automatic climate control. The safety kit comprises disc brakes at both ends, ESP, front parking sensors and 7 airbags.
Talking of the Mahindra XUV300 specifications, it gets a choice between a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.5-litre turbocharged oil burner. In terms of output, the petrol engine makes 110 PS at 5,000 rpm against 200 Nm and the diesel engine puts out 115 PS at 3,750 rpm along with 300 Nm torque between 1500 to 2500 rpm. Both the engines get a six-speed manual gearbox. As for the Mahindra XUV300 AMT specs, it will include the additional AMT unit and is said to be available in both petrol as well as diesel engine options. Coming to the Mahindra XUV300 AMT price, it is likely to be available at an additional premium of Rs 50,000 over its manual version.