Anand Mahindra, the bossman of Mahindra and Mahindra, is among the most active chairmen of car companies on Twitter. It’s not uncommon for him to express his views on automobiles, especially if they are on vehicles from his own company. Recently, Mr. Mahindra revealed the next SUV he wants to drive. As seen in the image tagged along with the tweet, the SUV in question here is the new Mahindra TUV300 Plus.
Recently, it came to light that the TUV300 Plus has already started reaching the dealerships and that even some deliveries have taken place. Tweeting about this, Mr Mahindra said, “They’ve shipped them out and I haven’t even got my chariot yet! I had told the team I was waiting for this variant in the high-end version as the car I personally want to drive. I think I am going to sulk.” The Mahindra TUV300 Plus is basically a longer version of the TUV300 sub-4-meter compact SUV. It offers a more spacious cabin and even a more powerful engine.
Mr. Anand Mahindra already has a heavily-customized Mahindra TUV300 in the top-of-the-line T8 trim. It’s said that the Chairman of the popular Indian car manufacturer uses this TUV300 on a daily basis. His TUV300 bears a ‘1555’ registration number, which is apparently his favourite number.
The TUV300 Plus measures 4.4-metres in length and all of this additional length has added to the rear overhang. The wheelbase, at 2.68 meters, is the same as that of the TUV300. However, the new car is as much as 205 kgs heavier. The increase in length has translated into a larger cabin, which can seat up to 9 people. The TUV300 Plus is powered by a 2.2-litre mHawk turbo diesel engine that comes from the Scorpio. This engine produces a maximum power of 120 bhp along with a peak torque of 280 Nm. It comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Here is the brochure of the new TUV300 Plus-