Mahindra is making a third entry into the compact SUV segment with the XUV 300 (codenamed S201). This vehicle will stand alongside the TUV300 and Nuvosport. It will be offered with both petrol and diesel power and in the price bracket of Rs eight lakhs to Rs 12 lakhs. Our drive review of the car will go live on February 6 but till then here are some glimpses of the compact SUV from our first drive experience.
Exterior design highlights of the car comprise the chrome grille, vertical LED DRLs, diamond cut alloy wheels, front and rear silver bash plates as well as the tail lamps.
The XUV 300 is based on the SsangYong Tivoli and makes use of the same platform but has been shortened to qualify as a sub-4 SUV.
The top spec W8 (O) variant in the pictures gets dual zone climate control, 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, steering modes and cruise control, seven airbags and six-way adjustment for the driver's seat.
The whole cabin has been trimmed out in white leatherette upholstery but with black plastics for the dashboard and the centre console. Also included is an electrically opening sunroof and a white coloured roof (optional).
The XUV 300 will be offered in four variants, six colours. The details of what is being offered in each variant has been leaked and you can read about that here.
The petrol engine is a 1.2-litre turbocharged unit while the diesel is a 1.5-litre unit. Both get a six-speed manual as standard. The car will be launched in India on February 14.
Photos: Kaustubh Gandhi