Mahindra is all set to give the TUV300 compact SUV an upgrade in the form of a new, top-end variant. This variant will be launched later this month, and could be called the T10. It’ll sit right at the top of the TUV range in India, and will be the priciest version of the vehicle.
The feature additions and cosmetic changes on the TUV300 T10 include an upgraded infotainment system with Android Auto, GPS navigation, the Mahindra BlueSense App, and a dual-tone paint shade. The top-end variant is expected to use the 1.5 liter twin-scroll turbocharger equipped, 3 pot diesel engine making 100 Bhp-240 Nm.
5 speed manual and AMT gearbox options are likely to make for the transmission options. The TUV300 T10 is being readied up to take on the best-selling Maruti Vitara Brezza, and the upcoming Ford Ecosport Facelift, which will get a range of new features.
Sales of the 7 seat TUV300, which is built on a body-on-ladder frame, have been sagging, and Mahindra’s move to add the new top-end variant bang in the middle of the festive season is to increase numbers. The TUV, with its rugged build and pliant suspension, is well suited for bad roads.
It’s high seating position and squarish, compact dimensions makes it a particularly good vehicle even on city streets. It’s versatile too, with 7 seats on offer. The only thing going against the TUV300 is that it’s not as car-like/refined as other compact SUVs such as the Brezza and Ecosport.
Currently, the TUV is offered in 10 variants, with one diesel engine in two power trims (84 Bhp-230 Nm and 100 Bhp-240 Nm), and two transmission options (5 speed manual and AMT). Prices start from 7.59 lakh rupees, going all the way up to 9.94 lakhs. The new, top-end T10 variant is expected to breach the 10 lakh rupee mark.