Mahindra’s Xylo replacement, the TUV 3OO Plus is all set to be launched early next year and we have already covered its spy pic story here. However a leaked dealer invoice from the South has given us the price of the P4 variant at Rs. 9.46 lakh ex-showroom.
The pictures show that it will be an extended version of the TUV300 and is likely to measure the same proportions as the outgoing Xylo. However, with the MPV body style no longer generating interest, Mahindra has decided to go for a lengthy version of its TUV300 to keep its place in the now niche people carrier segment. Well, niche is a relative term here as the Xylo is still popular in the fleet market and this extended TUV300 is expected to pick up where the Xylo has left off.
Under the hood, the Plus is powered by the mHawk D120 1.99-litre diesel engine. This is the mill that Mahindra introduced last year to comply the with the 2.0-litre engine rules in the NCR and has now decided to make use of its everywhere. Power expected to be in the 120bhp state of tune with a six-speed manual. There is also a six-speed AT but is likely that gearbox will stay on only for their flagship XUV500.
We expect prices for the TUV Plus to start around 8.5 lakh which is slightly more than the Xylo’s prices.