Mahindra is gearing up for the launch of the much-awaited sub-4 meter SUV - XUV300, which is scheduled to be held in the first half of 2019. The company has already released the official images, revealing details about the design and interior. Ahead of the launch, the SUV has been spotted without any camouflage during a television commercial shoot. The new images reveal closer details about how SUV looks on the road.
The Mahindra XUV300 compact SUV is built on the SsangYong's X100 platform that also underpins the global Tivoli SUV. However, Mahindra has tweaked the platform to achieve sub-4 meter length. The SUV has the longest wheelbase in its category. The Mahindra XUV300 directly rivals the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and the upcoming Hyundai STYX. The all-new Mahindra XUV300 shares styling cues with the bigger XUV500 SUV. It comes equipped with a sleek, Mahindra's signature chromed grille, flanked by large headlamps and uniquely shaped daytime running lights.
The Mahindra XUV300 compact SUV looks big and muscular on road, compared to its rivals. The SUV gets a kink in the window line, faux skid plates in the front and rear, black cladding all-around the body and prominent roof-rails, which gives it a muscular look. The flared wheel arches have been fitted to machine-cut 17-inch alloy wheels. At the rear, the SUV gets split LED tail-lights, and roof-mounted spoiler with stop lamps integrated to it. The floating roof and blackened pillars further adds to its sporty look. The C-pillar is finished in gloss black.
The Mahindra XUV300 compact SUV is most feature-loaded SUV in its category. It is equipped with segment-first dual-zone climate control, 7 airbags and disc brakes on all-4 wheels. Other features include multi-functional steering wheel, smart steering with multi modes, coloured MID, factory-fitted sunroof, etc. The SUV is equipped with a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. For safety and security, the SUV gets 7 airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist, rear parking camera, front and rear sensors, etc.
Mahindra XUV300 will be available with 2 engine options - 1.5-litre turbo-diesel and an all-new 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol. The diesel engine is capable of producing 123bhp of power and 300Nm of torque. The turbo-petrol engine is expected to produce close to 130PS of power. The SUV will initially come with a six-speed manual gearbox. An AMT option will be launched on a later stage.