- The Mahindra XUV300 has received 13,000 bookings within 2 months.
- It gets numerous first-in-segment features and engines with best-in-class torque ratings.
The Mahindra XUV300 compact SUV has received over 13,000 bookings in India. The company commenced taking bookings for the XUV300 from January 2019, and the excellent response to the SUV shows its potential in the compact SUV segment. Mahindra claims that the XUV300 has received over 2.5 lakh enquiries since the company started taking orders. The SUV is priced between Rs 7.90 lakhs to Rs 11.99 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).
Mahindra has sold 4,484 units of the XUV300 in India since the compact SUV went on sale on 14 February. In comparison, the Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Tata Nexon sold 11,613 and 5,263 units, respectively, during the same period, while Ford shipped 3,156 units of Ecosport in February. In doing so, the XUV300 has become the third most selling compact SUV in its segment. While the numbers seem overwhelming, it should be noted that the February sales include the bookings done in January as well, and we will pass our judgment once the XUV300 settles into the market. It should be noted that the compact SUV segment has been the fastest growing segment over the last 5 years and accounts for 40 percent of the entire SUV industry.
The Mahindra XUV300 is one of the most feature-rich SUVs in its segment, and gets first-in-segment features like dual-zone automatic climate control, three steering modes, heated ORVMs, front parking sensors, and 7 airbags (including knee airbag). The XUV300 is also equipped with a sunroof, which is only available in the Ford EcoSport while the Tata Nexon gets it as an optional accessory.
The XUV300 differentiates itself from the competition in terms of the engine options. It gets a 1.2-litre turbo-petrol motor and a 1.5-litre turbo-charged diesel engine, both of which develops class leading torque outputs. The petrol derivative makes 110 bhp and 200 Nm, while the oil burner is good for 115 bhp and 300 Nm. A six-speed manual transmission transfers power to the wheels on both the powertrains. Unlike its competition, the XUV300 doesn't get an automatic transmission even as an option. However, Mahindra is working on a six-speed AMT gearbox for the XUV300.