- Mahindra TUV300 Plus offered with a nine-seat layout
- Available only in single variant – P4
- Powered by a 2.2-litre diesel engine that generates 118bhp/280Nm
- Misses out on ABS and EBD
The country’s popular utility car manufacturer Mahindra has been working on a stretched version of the TUV300, called the TUV300 Plus. This time around, ahead of its official launch, the brochure for the TUV300Plus has been leaked. To be offered with a nine-seat layout, the TUV300 Plus will be available only in one variant – the P4. Expected to appeal to the commercial operators, the vehicle will compete against the likes of the Force Trax Cruiser in India. The TUV300 Plus will be offered in four colour options - bold black, majestic silver, dynamo red and glacier white.
To be offered in a single variant, the TV300 Plus gets a modest set of features like twin-pod instrument cluster, front and middle row rood lamps, illuminated ignition ring and vinyl upholstery. As for convenience, the nine seat vehicle is offered with power steering with tilt function, air conditioner with heater, front and rear power windows, internally adjustable ORVMs, central locking, and two 12V charging points. The vehicle gets a standard set of steel wheels with optional wheel covers, two hooks in front and back and rear footstep.
Surprisingly, the vehicle misses out on safety features like ABS and airbags. However, it gets other safety equipment such as crash protection and side intrusion beams, engine immobiliser, child lock, and seat belt and door ajar warning lights. Mechanically, the TUV300 Plus will be powered by a 2.2-litre mHawk120 diesel engine which currently serves the base variant in the Scorpio. Mated to a six-speed manual transmission the diesel engine generates 118bhp of power at 4000 rpm and 280Nm of peak torque at 1800-2800rpm.