Mahindra is expected to launch a slew of cars in the Indian market later this year. The brand already launched the all-new XUV 300 in the market and is testing various vehicles including the next-generation Thar. Mahindra will also launch a mid-life facelift update of the TUV 300 in the Indian market later this year and the spy pictures of the test vehicle have been spotted on the roads.
The new car spotted on the test was spotted by The Next Cog. The heavily camouflaged vehicle gives away a few details on the upcoming TUV 300. The changes that can be seen through the camouflage of the vehicle shows various updates. The facelifted TUV 300 can be seen with smoked tail lamps with clear lens. The vehicle also gets newly design alloy wheels finished in gun-metal paint job while the new roof rails make the TUV 300 look fresh. As the spy picture only shows the rear of the vehicle, we are not certain about the changes at the front of the car.
The front of the upcoming Mahindra TUV 300 is expected to get a few changes too. The changes can include a new front grille and updated headlamps. Mahindra TUV 300 facelift may not get a lot of changes but it will look a lot fresher and updated in the market. The upcoming car may also get an updated interior that will include a tweaked dashboard and a set of new features. However, Mahindra has not officially said anything about the launch of the upcoming TUV 300.
Mechanically, the TUV 300 will remain identical to the current version of the car. It is powered by a 1.5-litre, three-cylinder, twin-scroll turbocharger-equipped diesel engine that produces a maximum power of 100 Bhp and a peak torque of 240 Nm. Mahindra used to offer an 84 Bhp – 230 Nm version of the same engine but that has been discontinued now. There is no petrol engine on the offer at the moment. The TUV 300 is available with an optional AMT automatic transmission too.
The upcoming TUV 300 will also get the basic safety features that will be mandatory in the Indian market soon. All the variants of the Mahindra TUV 300 will get standard rear parking sensors, speed alert warning, ABS+EBD and co-driver seatbelt alert system. On the inside, Mahindra may add a larger infotainment system and extra features like rear AV vents, automatic climate control system, cruise control, electrically adjustable ORVMs, day/night IRVMs and other such features.
It should be noted that the Mahindra TUV 300 is also available in an extended wheelbase version, which is known as the Mahindra TUV 300 Plus. The longer version of the TUV 300 can seat as many as 7 occupants including the driver. The TUV 300 Plus will also get similar changes in the future. There is no news on the arrival of the TUV 300 in the Indian market but it is expected to happen by the end of this year.