9 seat Mahindra TUV300 Plus officially launched; FINALLY!

by Yatharth Chauhan

After several rumours and false alarms, Mahindra and Mahindra has finally announced the launch of the highly awaited Mahindra TUV300 Plus. The larger sibling of the TUV300 offers as many as 9 seats and a more powerful engine. It has been priced at Rs 9.47 lakh. The TUV300 Plus has gone on sale in three trim levels – P4, P6, and P8.

The TUV300 Plus looks a lot like the regular TUV300, with the only major difference arising out of the longer side profile. Up front, the new TUV300 Plus gets a faux-aluminium trim around the fog lamp housings. In the side profile, the TUV300 Plus looks much longer than the regular TUV300. There’s also an mHawk D-120 badge on the left fender. There are no roof rails on offer. Also, the wrap-around tail lamps look much different from the units on the TUV300. At the rear, you get a plastic cover for the spare wheel. Opening the tailgate reveals two jump seats that can seat as many as four occupants.

Mahindra says the interior of the TUV300 Plus has been designed by Pininfarina. The seats come draped in faux leather and the TUV300 Plus comes with a sufficiently long list of features that includes – steering mounted audio & phone controls, a rear defogger along with wash & wipe, a driver seat height adjuster, armrests for the front row, a convenient storage tray below the driver’s seat and lead-me-to-vehicle & follow-me-home headlamps. Other features include – 17.8 cm touchscreen infotainment system with GPS navigation and 4 speakers + 2 tweeters, Bluesense App, and reverse park assist. Safety features include dual front airbags and ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution. Additionally, the hazard lights also switch on in case of sudden hard braking.

Powering the Mahindra TUV300 Plus is a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine that produces a maximum power of 120 bhp along with a peak torque of 280 Nm. The engine comes mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The TUV300 Plus benefits from Mahindra’s Micro Hybrid system. The new car measures 4,400 mm in length, 1,835 mm in width, and 1,812 mm in height. It’s available in five colours – Majestic Silver, Glacier white, Bold Black, Dynamo Red and Molten Orange.