Mahindra XUV 300 would be the next big launch by the Indian manufacturer. Mahindra has a modification division that has worked on almost all the cars in the Mahindra line-up. Mahindra has even modified a KUV 100 and showcased it at the Auto Expo 2018. How the adventure version of the XUV 300 would look like? Well, here is SRK’s virtual rendering that exactly shows how the vehicle may look like in real life.
The Mahindra XUV 300 adventure version gets a lot of changes in terms of looks. The changes include a new more aggressive front bumper that also gets a skid plate. To give a more rugged look, there are small black inserts around the fog lamps and above the new bumper. The grille has also been given an all-black look. The chrome inserts have been replaced with new black inserts. Also, any other chrome parts have been removed with black inserts.
The tyres have also been replaced with new, big block tyres with aftermarket rims. The alloy wheels get body coloured highlights that give a very premium look and feel to the vehicle. Other than that, the roof rails of the stock XUV 300 have been changed to black colour and so is the upper part of the vehicle. There is a covered luggage box on the roof that adds to the rugged looks of the vehicle. Apart from that, the Mahindra XUV 300 remains exactly same as the stock model. Well, a few changes have been done to the body colour and it now gets a few black stripes on the side.
The Mahindra XUV 300 looks quite similar to the XUV 500 in terms of design. Even though it is based on the SsangYong Tivoli, Mahindra has made enough changes to give it the signature look. The Mahindra XUV 300 has been revealed digitally and the launch will happen in February 2019. This is the fourth sub-4-meter Compact SUV from the brand after the Quanto, TUV 300 and NuvoSport. However, it will be positioned as a premium product in the market and the prices are expected to start at around 7.8 lakhs, ex-showroom.
Even though the adventure version of the Mahindra XUV 300 looks extremely capable, it would not get a 4WD option. However, it would be good enough of light off-roading. Mahindra will offer both petrol and diesel engine options with the XUV 300. There will be the G80 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine that also powers the Mahindra Marazzo in the Indian market.
The Mahindra XUV 300 would get many first-in-segment features like dual-zone climate control, longest wheelbase in the segment, 7 airbags, disc brakes in all four wheels and the most torque-rich engine in the segment. Mahindra will not offer an automatic transmission at the time of the launch, however, it may come at a later stage.