The Mahindra XUV300 sub-4 meter compact SUV has just bagged 26,000 bookings in India. Launched in February 2019, the XUV300 even became the second best selling SUV in India during the same month, pushing down the Tata Nexon and the Ford EcoSport. Now though, the Nexon has retaken the second spot, leaving 3rd place for the XUV300.
Veejay Ram Nakra, Chief of Sales & Marketing, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said,
We are thrilled with the XUV300 receiving over 26,000 bookings in just over two months since its launch. Consumers are finding the XUV300 to be an exciting and comprehensive package that offers thrilling performance, first-in-segment safety features and head-turning design, which is reflected in these impressive booking numbers. It is also encouraging to see that a substantial number of bookings are for the petrol variant. As a customer centric organization, we are constantly working to keep the waiting period at a minimum and to get our customers their XUV300s as soon as possible. I am sure that the XUV300 brand will grow from strength to strength in the years to come.
Key highlights of the XUV300’s orders include the fact that 2/3 people opting for this SUV have gone for the top-end trim, and that there is large demand for the petrol engined variants. The XUV300 is based on the Ssangyong Tivoli’s X100 platform, and has been restyled and shortened to under 4 meters in length by Mahindra. The SUV is offered with two engine options: a 1.2 liter-3 cylinder turbo charged petrol unit with 112 Bhp-200 Nm, and a 1.5 liter-4 cylinder turbocharged diesel unit borrowed from the Marazzo. The diesel motor makes a class leading 121 Bhp-300 Nm. Both engines get 6 speed manual gearboxes that drive the front wheels of the SUV.
Mahindra is also working on a 6 speed AMT option for the SUV. To be offered with both the petrol and diesel engines, the AMT option will be introduced by the end of this year. Mahindra is also working on both the petrol and diesel engines compliant with Bharat Stage 6 (BS6) emission norms kicking in from April 2020. The BS6 variants of the XUV300 will be pricier, more so the diesel, thanks to the extensive emission control equipment that needs to be installed to meer the much tighter norms. So, if you are considering the XUV300, it is best that you purchase the vehicle well before April 2020 to beat the price hike. The XUV500 is available in 8 variants.