-Four variants and six colours
- Petrol and diesel with manual transmission only
-First in segment dual zone AC and seven airbags
Mahindra has launched its XUV300 compact SUV in India at Rs 7.90 lakhs (All-India ex-showroom). The SUV has four variants in the price range of Rs 7.90 lakhs to Rs 11.99 lakhs and with six colour options. We have already driven the car and you can read about our experience with the diesel powered version here.
The XUV300 is based on the Ssangyong Tivoli but has been shortened to fit the rules and regulations of our sub-4 metre SUV category of cars. The top of the line W8 (O) variant brings many first in segment features like dual zone climate control with memory function, steering modes and seven airbags. In terms of safety, all variants get two airbags, ABS with EBD, all four disc brakes and ISFOIX child seat mounting points.
The petrol engine is a 1.2-litre turbo unit producing 110bhp/200Nm while the diesel is a 1.5-litre producing 115bhp and a segment topping 300Nm. Both engines can be had with a six-speed manual only. AMT will feature as an additional option which is expected to arrive only with the first planned update for the SUV.
The XUV300 is a rival to the likes of the Honda WR-V, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon and the Ford EcoSport. Mahindra also sells the TUV300 in the same category and price bracket as the XUV300. Also available in this price bracket are sedans like the Honda City, Maruti Ciaz, Hyundai Verna and the Nissan Sunny.
Prices for the Mahindra XUV300 (All India Ex-showroom)
Mahindra XUV300 W4- Rs 7.90 lakhs
Mahindra XUV300 W6- Rs 8.75 lakhs
Mahindra XUV300 W8- Rs 10.25 lakhs
Mahindra XUV300 W8 (O)- Rs 11.44 lakhs
Mahindra XUV300 W4- Rs 8.49 lakhs
Mahindra XUV300 W6- Rs 9.30 lakhs
Mahindra XUV300 W8- Rs 10.80 lakhs
Mahindra XUV300 W8 (O)- Rs 11.99 lakhs