1. Mahindra will soon be launching a two-pedal version of its XUV300. Dubbed the XUV300 AMT, it’s only available with diesel power and the car you see in the pictures is a top-of-the-line W8 (O) variant.
2. Given that this is a variant in the XUV300 range, there are no external changes to the car and you still get all the major design elements like the chrome grille, vertical LED DRLs, diamond cut alloy wheels and boxy stance.
3. The rear is where you can see the auto shift badge on the left side. This is the only major indicator all over the exterior of the car that this car has been fitted with an automated manual transmission.
4. Inside, you get all the niceties associated with the top-of-the-line W8 model like the dual zone climate control, touchscreen infotainment with Android Auto/Apple CarPlay and segment-first features like heated ORVMs and steering modes.
5. The most obvious change is the gear lever in the centre console. The AMT spec versions get a different setup with the lever resting in the centre and returning to this position once a mode has been selected.
6. We have already driven the XUV300 AMT and you can click here and read our first impressions about this car from the drive experience.
7. The XUV300 AMT is a rival to the likes of the Tata Nexon diesel AMT and the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza AMT. We expect Mahindra to price the AMT variants at a maximum of Rs 60,000 over the MT spec models.
Photos: Kaustubh Gandhi