Mahindra has just launched the TUV300 Plus, a longer version of the sub-4 meter TUV300 compact SUV. The TUV300 Plus is positioned as a people mover and is offered with 7-9 seat options. Prices start at Rs 9.97 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi. There are three variants of the TUV300 on offer. All variants get the same engine-gearbox combination, and are rear wheel driven. The MUV continues to use a ladder frame chassis, making it quite rugged. Buyers in semi-urban and rural India will appreciate this attribute of the TUV300. Meanwhile, here are details about a range of accessories that Mahindra dealers will offer with the brand new multi-utility vehicle.
Key accessories for the exteriors of the MUV include a chrome package that covers parts such as the door handles, window sills, fog lamp housings and flanks with shiny chrome, a massive bull bar up front, rub strips on the sides, satin finish side steps and a roof carrier. The insides of the MUV offer a reverse camera with an in-mirror display, proximity sensors for the front, headrest mounted entertainment screens for passengers at the rear, mood lighting, illuminated scuff plates, sporty pedals and even a heads up display. Many of these accessories are from after market sources, but will ensure that the standard Mahindra warranty remains intact.
The TUV300 Plus is powered by a 2.2 litre, turbocharged diesel engine that outputs 120 Bhp of peak power and 280 Nm of peak torque. The mHawk diesel engine is paired to a 6 speed manual gearbox. It’s a lot more powerful than the 1.5 litre, 3 cylinder diesel on the TUV300. The TUV300 Plus is likely to be bought by cab operators in droves as it seems to be the perfect replacement to the Mahindra Xylo. In the future, the Xylo is likely to be discontinued, and replaced with the U321, a monocoque MPV whose launch is just months away. The TUV300 Plus seems to have arrived at just the right time, to build market momentum before Xylo’s discontinuation.