Mahindra XUV300 will launch on 14th this month and will go on to rival SUVs like the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon and even the Hyundai Creta
The Mahindra XUV300 is only a few days away from its launch. The baby-XUV will become the first monocoque offering from its carmaker in the sub-4m segment and will compete against models like the Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Tata Nexon.
It is expected to be sold in a price range of Rs 7.5 lakh to Rs 12 lakh (ex-showroom), which means it will even end up rivalling the Hyundai Creta. The XUV300 is based on the Ssangyong Tivoli and should offer similar traits. It will come with best-in-segment features and powerful petrol and diesel engines. Here are the full details –
Mahindra XUV300 Prices (approx.) W4 (Base Model) W8 (O) Top End Model Estimated Ex-Showroom Rs. 7.5 Lakh Rs. 12 Lakh
It doesn’t look like the Mahindra XUV300 would wage any kind of pricing war with the Maruti Vitara Brezza. Its modern platform, powerful engines, and segment-leading features will surely result into a high price tag. The base model is expected to have an ex-showroom price of Rs 7.5 lakh.
The top model could cost almost Rs 12 lakh. This will make the XUV300 considerably costlier than its immediate rivals like the Brezza, Ford EcoSport, and Tata Nexon. In fact, the higher trims will end up targeting bigger models like the Hyundai Creta and the Nissan Kicks. The company is expected to manage to justify the price tags with the powerful engines and segment-best features.
Mahindra XUV300 Specs Petrol Diesel Displacement 1.2 L 1.5 L Power 110 bhp at 5,000 rpm 115 bhp at 3,750 rpm Torque 200 Nm at 2,000 – 3,000 rpm 300 Nm at 1,500 – 2,500 rpm Transmission 6-speed manual 6-speed manual
The Mahindra XUV300 will be available with both petrol and diesel engine variants. Both the engine options will be turbocharged four-cylinder units that will come mated to a 6-speed manual transmission each. The petrol option will displace 1.2-litre and will produce a maximum power of 110 bhp @ 5,000 rpm and a peak torque of 200 Nm @ 2,000-3,500 rpm. The diesel option will offer 115 bhp @ 3,750 rpm and 300 Nm @ 1,500-2,500 rpm.
This will make the XUV among the most powerful cars in its class. It will also have the highest torque output in its category. However, the Mahindra XUV300 doesn’t get any automatic transmission option with either of the two variants. In comparison, all its rivals offer an automatic option.
It is being said that Mahindra is already working on addressing this and will launch an AMT version in future, but till then, the lack of an automatic transmission option will stick out like a sore thumb.
Regardless of the trim you choose, the Mahindra XUV300 will come with disc brakes on all four wheels. Suspension duties on the baby-XUV will be performed by MacPherson Strut with anti-roll bar at front and twist beam axle with coil springs at the rear. The new model is underpinned by the same X100 platform that is used in the Ssangyong Tivoli.
This architecture has bagged many awards for the great dynamics and high safety it provides. The lower trims, which will have 16-inch wheels, will come with 205/65-spec tires. The W8 and W8(O) variants, however, will come with 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels that will wear 215/55-spec tires.
Mahindra XUV300 Mileage Petrol Diesel Mileage (ARAI) 17 Km/l 20 Km/l
The Mahindra XUV300 won’t be the most fuel efficient model in its segment. This is owing to the segment-leading performance figures its engines offer. The petrol version will offer an ARAI-tested mileage of 17 km/l, while the diesel motor will provide 20 km/l. In comparison, the Tata Nexon offers 17 km/l with a petrol engine and 21.5 km/l with a diesel motor.
The Maruti Vitara Brezza, which is the least powerful model in the segment, offers a best-in-class fuel economy of 24.4 km/l. The Ford EcoSport offers 18.1 km/l with the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine, 17 km/l with the 1.5-litre petrol engine, and 23 km/l with the oil-burner.
Mahindra XUV300 Features This is one area where the Mahindra XUV300 enjoys a clear upper-hand over its rivals. It will come with a long list of features that will make it’s the most well-equipped model in its category. The entry-level W4 version will come with – Dual front airbags Audio system with four speakers ABS and EBD ISOFIX Electrically adjustable ORVMs Electric tailgate release Gearshift indicator Multiple steering settings
The Mahindra XUV300 W6 will additionally offer – Keyless entry Multi-function steering wheel Wheel caps Black roof rails Rear spoiler The Mahindra XUV300 W8 grade will also get – Passive keyless entry Push button start 7-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Two tweeters Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob ESP with hill hold Engine start-stop Dual zone AC Cruise control Reverse parking camera with guidelines 6-way adjustable driver seat Auto headlamps and wipers
Electrically-foldable ORVMs with turn indicators Ambient lighting Heated mirrors 1 touch up/down driver-side window 17-inch alloy wheels Projector headlamps with LED DRLs The top-spec Mahindra XUV300 W8 (O) trim will even offer – Knee & side airbags Leather upholstery Auto-dimming IRVM Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Front parking sensors 17-inch machined alloy wheels Electric sunroof Mahindra XUV300 Dimensions Length 3,955 mm Width 1,821 mm Height 1,617 mm Boot Space 265 L Fuel Tank 42 L Ground Clearance 180 mm Wheelbase 2,600 mm
Being a sub-4-metre SUV, the Mahindra XUV300 will measure less than four metres in length. With an overall length of 3,995 mm, the baby-XUV will be able to qualify for lower taxation, which should help its manufacturer price the model aggressively. Its overall width of 1,821 mm, however, makes it the widest model in its segment. In comparison, the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, and Tata Nexon are 1,790 mm, 1,765 mm, and 1,811 mm wide, respectively.
The new SUV has a wheelbase of 2,600 mm and a ground clearance of 180 mm. The boot space on offer will be 265 litres, which isn’t great but is adequate for a compact SUV. Mahindra XUV300 Competition Like we have been saying, the Mahindra XUV300 won’t come cheap. Its manufacturer has already told us that it wants to position its latest compact SUV as an aspirational product.
This means that the baby-XUV won’t offer a very aggressive price tag. Regardless of this, it will have to compete with some popular models like the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon and Ford EcoSport. While all these rivals could have a pricing advantage over the new Mahindra SUV, the new kid on the block could still manage to sell well due to its powerful engines, best-in-segment features, and the tried-and-tested X100 platform that comes from the Ssangyong Tivoli.
However, the high pricing will even lead to competition from the recently launched Nissan Kicks and the high-selling Hyundai Creta. While both these models are larger than the Mahindra XUV300, the top-spec XUV could still manage to get the better of both these products with its powerful engines and great features. Going by the excitement that the Mahindra XUV300 has already created in the market, it looks like Mahindra and Mahindra has another winner in its hands.
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