Mahindra’s new rival to the likes of the Tata Nexon, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport is scheduled to launch in mid-February. Within the run-up to the launch, photographs displaying the lower-spec variant of the XUV300 have leaked on-line, which means that Mahindra’s new compact SUV might be well-kitted throughout the vary.
Whereas it’s unsure if the mannequin pictured is in its base trim (anticipated to be known as W2), the pictures do present the SUV with numerous equipment. On the skin, this model of the XUV300 options LED tail-lamps and a roof-mounted rear brake mild. Smaller 16-inch wheels fairly than the top-spec mannequin’s 17-inch alloys may also be anticipated.
On the within, key variations might be seen, in comparison with the top-spec XUV300. Mahindra has outfitted the lower-spec XUV300’s cabin with a guide AC (the top-spec will get dual-zone local weather management), a 2-DIN audio system with USB, Aux and Bluetooth compatibility, energy home windows, energy adjustable wing mirrors and a tachometer; together with a digital MID within the instrument cluster. The twin-tone dashboard and adjustable neck restraints for all passengers appear to be shared throughout all of the variants.
The Mahindra XUV300 might be powered by a 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine and a 123hp, 1.5-litre diesel engine, each of that are mated to a 6-speed guide transmission. An computerized gearbox is anticipated to be supplied at a later date.
As costs for the XUV300 are anticipated to begin at about Rs 7.5 lakh, the bottom variations of Mahindra’s new compact SUV might be well-priced and decently outfitted in comparison with its competitors. The highest-spec trim (priced at about Rs 12 lakh) can also be a viable choice to the likes of the Hyundai Creta.