|Fuel Type||Engine Capacity||Transmission Type||Power||Torque||Fuel Efficiency|
|petrol||1197cc||Manual||110PS @ 5000RPM||200NM @ 2000 - 3500RPM||17kmpl|
|diesel||1497cc||Manual||115PS @ 3750RPM||300NM @ 1500 - 2500RPM||20kmpl|
|diesel||1448cc||auto||115PS @ 3750RPM||300NM @ 1500 - 2500RPM||20kmpl|
The XUV300 is the latest sub-four meter offering from Mahindra priced at Rs 7,90,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi) to 11,99,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The car derives power from a petrol and diesel mill which come paired with a manual gearbox. Mahindra also offers an optional AMT gearbox with the diesel engine.
The XUV300 is based on the Ssangyong Tivoli’s X100 platform. For India, the compact SUV's looks were tweaked and it borrowed styling cues from its big brother, the XUV500. The Car may look like the closest facsimile of the Ssangyong Tivoli, but subtle changes like the “Cheetah-inspired” grille, contemporary shoulder lines, LED projector headlamps setup and a completely different tail design makes it appear more like its elder sibling. Top-spec trims get a contrast shade roof as well.
The Mahindra XUV300 gets modern looking LED tail lights as standard on all its variants. Top-spec trims get diamond cut 17-inch alloys which look the part, however, the base variant has to do with 16" steel wheels. The Car is also equipped with reverse parking sensors, as well as first-in-its-segment front parking sensors. The XUV300 will be available in 3 variants – (W4, W6 & W8 ) and 1 optional pack (W8) (O) which will come loaded with all the bells and whistles. The compact SUV will be competing against the likes of the Hyundai Venue, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon and Ford EcoSport. The car has a turning radius of 5.3 meters.
The interiors of XUV300 will sport a dual-tone black and beige theme for base and mid-variants. However, top variants get an all-beige leatherette treatment, helping the car feel spacious and cheerful on the inside. The centre console comes equipped with Mahindra’s latest infotainment system which is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Mahindra has also gone to town with its first-in-class Dual Zone Fully Automatic Temperature Control system. The top-spec trims also come equipped with an electric sunroof to enhance the experience of the occupants and score brownie points on the spec sheet.
There are ample storage spaces inside the cabin, along with electrical and USB outlets to charge your devices. A modern-looking instrument console gets an LCD display which relays all the driving-related information and steering mounted controls help the driver keep his eyes on the road. The steering wheel is adjustable for rake, however, misses out on adjustment for reach. Cruise control, heated mirrors, and a start-stop switch tick the essentials for a modern-day car buyer. A driver-side armrest and storage box add to the comfort and practicality quotient, however, there are no rear AC vents. The car also gets features like push start/stop button, ambient lighting, Tyre Tronics, Auto-dimming IRVM and tyre position display. The XUV300 also gets a first in segment feature called smart steering system, this feature helps the driver to adjust the steering sensitivity.
The Mahindra XUV300 comes equipped with a bunch of safety features. It has as all the latest tech to keep its occupants safe. It comes equipped with Anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution( EBD). Disc brakes on all four wheels are standard. The compact SUV’s top-spec variants will feature 7-airbags, adding that much more to occupant safety. The car also gets some first in segment safety features which are heated ORVM and front parking sensors
Mahindra’s XUV300 offers two engine choices - a 1.2-litre, 110 HP, 200 Nm petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine good for 115 HP and 300 Nm of torque. The diesel motor is the same as the one which propels the Marazzo. Both engines are mated with a 6-speed manual gearbox and an AMT is available as an option with the diesel motor. The ARAI figures for the petrol and diesel engines are 17 km/l and 20 km/l respectively. A 42-litre tank ensures stops between bunks aren't frequent.
The diesel motor offers bright and punchy performance in the mid-range. The petrol motor too wakes up with a kick of torque post 1,500 rpm and offers bright performance right till the 3,000 rpm mark. The XUV300 feels planted on the move for being the widest vehicle in its segment. The ride quality is comfortable even in our kind of conditions. As a novelty, the steering wheel offers three modes - Comfort, Normal and Sport. These weigh up or make the steering light, according to the mode selected.
Mahindra XUV300 price starts from INR 7.9 Lakh to INR 11.99 Lakh.
The Mahindra XUV300 is ready to challenge its rivals in the sub-4 meter crossover category. It’s loaded to the brim with segment first features and also boasts some serious power and torque figures to take the performance game a notch higher. Available in 1.5 diesel and 1.2 petrol options, the XUV300, if priced well will create disruption in the small SUV segment. We drove the car for a day in Goa and were mighty impressed with its performance, features, comfort and attention to detail. In this review, we will try to answer all your questions through a simple, easy to read question and answer format.