Mahindra has launched the XUV300 for the price of Rs 7.90 lakhs (ex-showroom, all-India) which goes all the way up to the Rs 11.99 lakhs for the top-spec W8 (O) trim. The all-new XUV300 looks ravishing and also comes with many first-in-segment features. And with this, Mahindra also enters the already crowded compact SUV segment. But, here are all the alternative vehicles which are available for the same price as the all-new Mahindra XUV300.
The W4 trim of the XUV300 falls in the range of Rs 7.90 – 8.30 lakhs. In this price, the B-segment hatches such as the Grand i10 Asta, Ford Figo Titanium and Maruti Suzuki Swift ZDI make for a sensible buy. Or for a little ruggedness, the Ford Freestyle comes as a CUV alternative. On the other hand, the Mahindra KUV100 NXT presents a six-seater option as well for the price of the XUV300 W4 trim.
The W6 is available with most of the features found in the W8. Priced in the range of Rs 8.75 – 9.30 lakhs, the mid-spec variant of the baby XUV comes as an alternative to the top-spec variants of the Hyundai Elite i20 and the Maruti Suzuki Baleno. For the same price, other sub-four metre sedans like the Hyundai Xcent, Honda Amaze and Ford Aspire also offer a large boot and a decent feature list.
Moving up to the W8 spec, the XUV300 comes with a seven-inch infotainment system with navigation/Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, leather interior, climate control, auto headlamps, heated mirrors, projectors, 17-inch wheels and more. For its price (Rs 10.25-10.80 lakhs), the other alternatives available in the market are Tata Nexon XZA, Maruti Suzuki Dzire ZDI+, or the Volkswagen Ameo Highline. Moreover, the top-spec Maruti Suzuki Ertiga also falls in the same price but it offers more seating capacity and practicality than the new Mahindra. The XUV’s direct competitors – which includes Ford EcoSport, Honda WR-V, and the segment leader Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza – are available at this price point as well.
The fully-loaded W8 (O) trim of the XUV300 comes with many segment first features. Priced almost a lakh more than the W8, the top-spec variant is a viable alternative to the mid-spec trims of C-segment sedans like Skoda Rapid, Hyundai Verna, Honda City or the top-spec Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. Apart from that, the RXZ trim of Renault Duster provides a rugged off-roader as well. People looking for extra space can also go for the Honda BR-V, Mahindra Marazzo and Renault Lodgy at this price point. But if proper SUV is the order of the day, the mid-level trims of the Hyundai Creta, Renault Captur and Nissan Kicks or the Mahindra Scorpio are available for the price of the XUV300 W8 (O).