1. Bigger in size
The TUV300 Plus, at 4,400mm, is longer than the standard TUV300 by 405mm. However, the wheelbase of the SUV remains unchanged at 2,680mm, with the carmaker extending the rear section of the SUV to create more space in the third row. Meanwhile, the width remains unchanged at 1,835mm, while the height has been reduced to 1,812mm with a marginal drop of five millimeter.
The space at the back is to accommodate two more passengers. The cabin layout is now suitable for nine average sized adults. This includes the individual driver and passenger seats up front, a bench seat for three people in the middle, and two wide side facing jump seats at the back. The latter is claimed to accommodate four individuals.
3. More powerful
The TUV300 Plus comes powered by the more powerful 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine, which is offered in the lower variants of the Scorpio. This BS4 engine is capable of churning out 120bhp of power and 280Nm of torque.
4. New gearbox
Transmission duties on the TUV300 Plus are handled by a new six-speed manual gearbox instead of the conventional five-speed unit offered with the standard TUV300. Mahindra isn't offering an AMT version of the TUV300 Plus, and we don't expect it to be launched anytime soon.
5. Cosmetic tweaks
Design wise, the vehicle looks the same save for some cosmetic changes. The exterior appearance of the SUV has been slightly tweaked thanks to the slightly reshaped headlamps with a lighter tint, redesigned bumpers, smaller fog lamps flanked by new silver inserts and larger 16-inch wheels. There are steel wheels on the P4 trim, steel wheels with hubcaps on P6 variant and twin-five-spoke alloy wheels on the top-end P8 trim. The new TUV300 Plus doesn't get roof rails like the standard version and instead of the blackened D-pillar, features body-coloured ones. At the back, the SUV gets a pair of new boxy, wraparound tail lamps, a smaller roof-mounted spoiler and also body colour spare wheel cover.