Mahindra’s latest compact SUV, the XUV300 is gearing up to adhere to the upcoming BS6 norms. The BS6 compliant Mahindra XUV300 was recently spied on test in India. Although the vehicle was spotted with a BS6 decal on the fuel lid, it is not immediately known if this was a petrol or a diesel version. Coincidentally, the updated XUV300 test mule was spotted on the Chennai-Tindivanam highway, the same stretch where the next-generation Mahindra Scorpio was also seen.
Earlier this year, Mahindra had revealed its plans to introduce BS6 compliant petrol and diesel engine option for the XUV300 and as seen in images, the company has already started testing the updated version ahead of the 1 April 2020 deadline. Mechanically, the vehicle will continue to be powered by the 1.2-litre, three-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine that generates 110bhp at 5000rpm and 200Nm of peak torque between 2000-3500rpm. The diesel version gets a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder, turbo diesel engine which generates 115bhp at 3750 rpm and 300Nm of peak torque between 1500-2500rpm.
As for the pricing aspect, the BS6 compliant XUV300 is likely to be priced slightly higher than the current model.