As revealed by the latest spy image (below), the Mahindra TUV300 Plus has finally started reaching dealerships. We also have an image of the new vehicle’s brochure, which confirms the presence of the 2.2-litre mHawk turbo diesel engine. This engine comes from the Mahindra Scorpio and outputs a maximum power of 120 bhp along with a peak torque of 280 Nm. The motor comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and benefits from the Micro Hybrid start-stop system.
Also, the brochure reveals that the new vehicle can carry as many as 9 occupants. However, contrary to initial speculations, the TUV300 doesn’t get an automatic variant. Thanks to a 9-seat layout, the new Mahindra TUV300 Plus should enjoy a wide acceptance in the taxi segment. Rumours abound that buyers will be able to even choose from 7 and 8 seat models.
The new Mahindra TUV300 Plus is basically a longer version of the TUV300 sub 4-meter compact SUV. It measures as much as 4.4-metres in length and all of that additional length can be found between the C- and D-pillars. The wheelbase, at 2.68-metres, has remained exactly the same. The new car is up to 205 kgs heavier than its sub 4-meter sibling. It’s based on a ladder-on-frame chassis and will be sold alongside the TUV300. Moreover, the TUV300 Plus is NOT a replacement for the Xylo.
In terms of styling, the new vehicle looks a lot like its sub 4-meter version, at least till the C-pillar. Thanks to the increase in overall length, there’s a longer rear overhang now. This makes the TUV300 Plus look a bit unproportionate and even oddball. As revealed by the brochure, the new model will be available in 4 colours – Bold Black, Majestic Silver, Dynamic Red, and Glacier White. The features list includes – HVAC, Power Steering, Power Windows, Tilt Adjustment for Steering, Central Locking, and internally adjustable ORVMs. There is no mention of ABS or airbags in the brochure.