Mahindra has had quite an eventful year since the launch of the all-new Scorpio-N. The arrival of the thoroughly modern version of the Scorpio was followed by the revival of the previous-gen model with the Scorpio Classic. Now, Mahindra is on a spree of updating its existing models with the new twin-peaks logo inside-out. The Thar, Bolero and Bolero Neo have already got the updated twin-peaks logo, and the latest model to receive the treatment is the XUV300 sub-compact SUV.
The Mahindra XUV300 with the updated twin-peaks logo has started arriving at dealer stockyards. We have got our hands on a YouTube video from The Car Show, which shows the mid-spec W6 variant of the XUV300. In this video, we can see that the revised XUV300 now gets the new twin-peaks Mahindra logo on the front grille, middle of the boot lid, 16-inch wheel caps and the steering wheel. Except for the logo on the wheel caps, the logos on other places are finished in chrome.
Apart from the welcoming addition of the new twin-peaks logo, Mahindra has made no changes to the visuals, features list and mechanicals of the XUV300. Seen here in this video is the W6 variant of the SUV, which comes with halogen lamps at the front, a silver finish for the front grille inserts, wheel caps and LED tail lamps. It misses out on the alloy wheels, projector headlamps, daytime running LEDs, fog lamps, turn indicators on outside rearview mirrors and rear wiper, washer and defogger.
On the inside, the W6 variant of the Mahindra XUV300 continues to come with steering-mounted audio and Bluetooth controls, a 2-DIN audio system with USB, Aux and Bluetooth compatibility, manual AC and tilt adjustability for the steering. It also gets electrical adjustment for the outside rearview mirrors, single-pane sunroof, dual airbags, ABS with EBD and reverse parking sensors.
No changes under the hood
There are no changes under the hood of the Mahindra XUV300. The sub-compact SUV continues to be offered with the choices of a 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel engine. While the petrol engine produces 110 PS of power and 200 Nm of torque, the performance figures of the diesel engine stand at 115 PS of power and 300 Nm of torque. Both these engine options are available with the transmission choices of 6-speed manual and 6-speed AMT gearbox options.
The Mahindra XUV300 continues to compete with other sub-compact SUVs like Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Toyota Urban Cruiser and higher variants of Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger.