The much-awaited XUV300 from Mahindra has finally been launched in India for a starting price of Rs 7.90 lakhs. Based on the SsangYong Tivoli, the baby XUV comes with several segment first features. The compact SUV is available in four variants and six colour options. Here below are all the highs and lows of buying the newly launched Mahindra XUV300 –
What’s good about it?
The XUV300 is one feature loaded product from Mahindra that gets all the bells and whistles in the form of dual zone climate control with memory function, front parking sensors, sunroof and three steering modes – normal, comfort and sport. Additionally, the vehicle also offers seven airbags, steering mounted audio controls, auto-dimming inner rear view mirror and cooled armrest box. All this, with Cheetah-inspired styling element, of course!
What’s not so good?
Mahindra XUV300 has missed out on automatic transmission option for now and is limited to a six-speed manual transmission option. However, the company plans to introduce an automatic option at a later date. The newly launched compact SUV also misses out on the rear AC vents even in the top spec variant.
Best variant to buy
The top-spec W8 (O) trim is a good option to buy over the regular W8 variant. The reason we say so, is because, the W8 (O) offers additional features in the form of seven airbags (including knee and side airbags), leatherette interior, tyre pressure monitoring system, auto dimming IRVM, front parking sensor, sunroof, 17-inch diamond alloy wheels and dual tone roof rails. All this, for just an additional price of Rs 1.19 lakhs over the regular W8 variant.
1.2-litre engine – 110bhp at 5,000rpm and 200Nm of torque at 2000-3500rpm
1.5-litre engine – 115bhp at 3750rpm and 300Nm of torque at 1500-2500rpm
The six-speed manual transmission is available as standard
Did you know?
Mahindra is working on an electric iteration of the XUV300 which is likely to be introduced in 2020. Moreover, the company will introduce an automatic option in the coming months for the existing engine options.