Earlier today, Mahindra launched the TUV300 in a bid to grab a share of the rapidly growing compact UV pie. Available in seven variants, the TUV300 is powered by mHawk 80 engine, which churns out 82bhp and 230Nm of torque. Priced at Rs 6.9 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune), the TUV300 goes head-on against the Ford EcoSport. Check out the detailed photo gallery of the Mahindra TUV300.
Designed in collaboration with Italian design house Pininfarina, the TUV300 gets a boxy design in tune with Mahindra’s trademark design philosophy.
The TUV300 gets a tall body design, though the high shoulder line and the slightly sloping roofline manage to add a touch of sportiness to the stance.
The top-end T8 variants comes with all-new 15-inch 10-spoke wheels, while the base variants get steel rims. The TUV300 rides on 215/75 CEAT tubeless radials.
The doors get a soft touch plastic trim, a padded armrest and a bottle holder. The silver accents surrounding the door handles improve the premium look.
The bonnet houses a 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine, which gets a two-stage turbocharger. The engine is offered with either a five-speed manual or a five-speed AMT gearbox.
Inside, the TUV300 gets a two-tone dashboard and beige fabric upholstery for the seats. The AC vents and the centre console is bordered with silver accents.
The twin-pod instrument cluster gets an analogue speedometer and tachometer. A small digital display between the two pods displays fuel level, odometer, trip meter and other basic functionalities.
There are additional bottle holders and cubbyholes besides the gear stick and the hand brake lever. The electric window controls are also placed here.
The infotainment system in the piano black centre console comes with a LCD display unit. It also gets a two-DIN audio system with Bluetooth and USB connectivity.
The centre console of the Mahindra TUV300 packs in a lot of buttons. The AC and heater controls are placed below the infotainment system.
Despite the UV’s compact dimensions, the TUV300 has adequate leg room for the rear seat passengers. The TUV300 also offers roof lamps for the second row.
The TUV300 gets two jump seats to make it a seven seater. The jump seats and the second row of seats can be folded to increase the boot space to 720 litres.
The TUV300 is offered in six paint schemes – bold black, molten orange, majestic silver, dynamo red, verve blue and glacier white.