Mahindra & Mahindra unveiled its much-awaited sports utility vehicle (SUV), the TUV300 at Chakan in Pune, Maharashtra. The new TUV300 has been designed in-house inspired by a battle tank and is built on an all-new platform.
With its imposing bumpers, high ground clearance and toughened high strength steel body, Mahindra claims that the TUV300 is ready to tackle any challenge thrown at it. The exterior with its bold grille with chrome inserts, ski racks, slanted doors and B-pillar, tailgate-mounted spare wheel with moulded cover and sporty alloy wheels lend the TUV300 design cues of a “true-blue” SUV while the static-bending headlamps and chrome-accented fog lamps make it look right at home on city streets too.
The TUV300 boasts of bold SUV style with a seven-seater (5+2) configuration. The Cushion Suspension Technology, along with anti-roll bars and 3rd generation chassis, is claimed to deliver a car-like ride and handling. With dual tone black & beige interiors, a stylish hexagon-shaped center bezel, piano-black centre fascia, an infotainment system comprising 2 din audio, Bluetooth, USB, AUX and steering-mounted audio and phone controls and the sporty twin pod instrument cluster, the TUV300 does pack a loads of feature.
The design of the new Mahindra TUV300 is inspired by a battle tank. This new compact SUV inherits Mahindra’s tough and rugged DNA while its authentic “true-blue” SUV stance.
Under that bonnet is a 1.5 litre mHawk80 diesel engine that delivers 84 bhp of power and best-in-class 230Nm of torque.
Piano-black centre fascia and a hexagon-shaped center bezel holds the infotainment system comprising 2-DIN Audio, Bluetooth, USB & AUX
Steering-mounted audio and phone controls and the twin-pod instrument cluster looks pretty decent
The new TUV300 comes in 7-seater (5+2) configuration
TUV300 is equipped with a 1.5 litre mHawk80 diesel engine with a two-stage turbocharger that delivers 84 bhp of power and best-in-class 230Nm of torque. TUV300 is India’s only SUV with autoSHIFT Automated Manual Transmission Technology (AMT). Its ECO mode function and Micro-Hybrid Technology ensure economic fuel consumption with an ARAI-certified fuel efficiency of 18.49kmpl.
The list of safety features on the TUV300 toughened high strength steel body shell for all-round impact protection, a 3rd Generation crash-worthy chassis with high torsional stiffness and durability, hydro-formed crush tips that collapse in case of impact and help protect passengers, Dual Airbags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Corner Brake Control (CBC) to maintain the driver-intended path during braking while turning, Automatic door locking to prevent doors from opening accidentally, crumple zones and strong side intrusion beams.
Other features include brake energy regeneration, Intellipark Reverse Assist, Voice Messaging System, Driver Information System, Follow me home and Lead me to vehicle headlamps, Mahindra’s BlueSense mobile app and Micro-Hybrid Technology. The TUV300 will be available in seven variants and six shades of Verve Blue, Dynamite Red, Molten Orange, Glacier White, Majestic Silver and Bold Black. This new compact SUV inherits Mahindra’s tough and rugged DNA while its authentic “true-blue” SUV stance. Available at Mahindra dealerships across India, the TUV300 price starts at Rs. 6.90 lac (ex showroom Pune*) for the T4 variant.
Mahindra TUV300 Price List (Ex-showroom Pune)
|Variant||Price (Ex-showroom Pune)|
|T4||Rs 6.90 lakh|
|T4+||Rs 7.25 lakh|
|T6||Rs 7.55 lakh|
|T6+||Rs 7.80 lakh|
|T6+ AMT||Rs 8.52 lakh|
|T8||Rs 8.40 lakh|
|T8+ AMT||Rs 9.12 lakh|