Just days ago, Mahindra launched the facelifted version of the TUV300 sub-4 meter SUV in India. The facelifted TUV300 features mild stylistic updates on the outside and inside, and the mechanicals remain the same. To take potential buyers through a quick walkaround of what the facelifted Mahindra TUV300 offers, the automaker has come up with an official video that shows the SUV inside-out. Here, check it out.
As the video indicates, the Mahindra TUV300 Facelift gets a stylistic makeover up front. The grille is squarer, similar to what we saw on the updated Scorpio. There are LED DRLs at the bottom of the headlamps, which now get a blacked out finish. The fog lamps get chrome surrounds. At the rear, the tail lamps go clear lens while the spare wheel gets a stylish new cover. There’s a hatchlid spoiler as well. On the sides, the alloy wheels get a new design and there’s new cladding. Overall, the makeover on the outside – which is quite subtle – comes together nicely to make the SUV look quite fresh. On the inside, the Mahindra TUV300 gets the familiar seven seat layout with captain seats up front, a middle bench that seats three and two jump seats in the boot.
The top-end trims of the SUV get art leather seats with a nice cross stitching, similar to what is offered on Mahindra’s flagship XUV500. The TUV300 also gets a height adjustable driver’s seat. New design touches on the inside include satin finish around the AC vents and a piano black surround for the center console’s touchscreen infotainment unit, which now beams out information about the vehicle. The SUV’s infotainment unit gets GPS navigation while there’s a new reverse parking camera that’s built in. Other safety additions on the SUV include ISOFIX child seat mounts. ABS and twin airbags are standard across all TUV300 variants, which get a body-on-ladder chassis that’s shared with the facelifted Scorpio.
In fact, the TUV300 is the only sub-4 meter compact SUV sold in India that gets a rugged, body-on-ladder chassis. The SUV’s mechanicals remain unchanged. A 1.5 liter-3 cylinder diesel engine with a twin scroll turbocharger is standard, and this motor is offered in two states of tune: 80 Bhp-230 Nm and 100 Bhp-240 Nm. Both engines get 5 speed manual gearboxes that drive the rear wheels, and the higher powered motor offers a 5 speed AMT option. The TUV300’s prices start from Rs. 8.38 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi. This makes it pricier than most other compact SUVs in its segment. However, considering the fact that the SUV gets a 7 seat layout, is a lot heavier, and gets a more rugged body-on-ladder frame, the extra premium is justified.