Everything you need to know about the SA-bound Mahindra XUV300

<i>Image: Mahindra</i>
<i>Image: Mahindra</i>

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, a part of the US $20.7-billion MahindraGroup, announced that bookings for the XUV300, its stylish new Compact SUV model, would begin at Mahindra dealerships across India.

The eagerly-awaited XUV300 was launched earlier in February 2019 in Goa, India, and will arrive locally during Q2 (April). Wheels24's Sergio Davids attended the international launch. Read his driving impressions here.

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Veejay Ram Nakra, Chief of Sales and Marketing, said: "The XUV300 is a very exciting and comprehensive package.

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"The XUV300 promises not just the most fun-to-drive performance in the segment, but also first-in-class hi-tech features; best-in-class safety. Its 7 airbags are the highest number offered on any five-seater, not just in the compact SUV segment, but also in the mid-sized sedan segment.

"Segment-first features such as Dual-zone Fully Automatic Climate Control and Front Parking Sensors are thoughtful new features keeping consumer expectations in mind. We are certain that the XUV300 will help us redefine the growing Compact SUV segment in India."

Mahindra XUV 300

The XUV300 will offer an exciting and unbeatable combination of head-turning & cheetah-inspired design,‘fun-to-drive’ performance, first-in-class hi-tech features, best-in-class safety and class-defining interiors.

Head-turning, Cheetah-inspired design

The XUV300‘s headlights integrate with the fog lamps forming a Cheetah-like tear-duct, while the pronounced wheel arches are inspired from the muscular haunches of the Cheetah. Its modern grille, sculpted bonnet, pronounced shoulder & body lines, along with its elevated stance, give the XUV300 a bold and charismatic road presence. The dual LED DRLs and bold LED tail lights, create an indelible visual signature.

Fun-to-drive performance

The XUV300 will come with both Petrol and Diesel engine options and will deliver a thrilling, fun-to-drive performance. The new model will offer segment-leading torque of 300Nm for the 1.5-litre Diesel engine; 200Nm for the 1.2-litre Petrol engine.

Mahindra XUV 300

Best-in-class Safety

The XUV300 will be the first compact SUV to offer 7 airbags, including a knee airbag for the driver, ensuring complete safety for all the occupants. The XUV300 will also offer disc brakes on all 4 wheels as standard on all variants.

First-in-class Hi-Tech features

It will offer segment-first features like Dual-zone Fully Automatic Climate Control & Front Parking Sensors.

Mahindra XUV 300

Class-defining interiors

The XUV300 will offer best-in-class width & the longest wheelbase creating ample space inside its cabin to comfortably seat 5 adults. The XUV300’s premium leatherette seats, stylish dual-tone dashboard and an electric sunroof, make the in-cabin experience exciting and comfortable.

The XUV300 will be available in 3 variants – W4, W6 & W8. Features like Airbags, ABS, Disc Brakes on all four wheels, 6 Speed Transmission, LED tail lights, all 4 Power windows, etc., will be standard across all variants. In addition, the XUV300 will also come with an option pack variant – W8 (O) - which would have additional technology and safety features.

The XUV300, launched earlier in February, will be built at the company’s manufacturing facility at Nashik in Maharashtra.

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