Mahindra launched the all-new XUV300 in the Indian market earlier this year. The sub-4m compact SUV was launched in the highly competitive segment and it takes on likes of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Hyundai Venue. The Mahindra XUV300 is doing quite well on the sales chart and at the moment, Mahindra is working to launch a bigger, seven-seater version of the car in the Indian market. Mahindra is expected to showcase the upcoming 7-seater version of the XUV300 at the 2020 Auto Expo. Here is a rendered image that indicates how the upcoming vehicle may look like in real life.
Mahindra has already started testing the longer version of the Mahindra XUV300. It should be noted that in the Mahindra XUV300 is based on the SsangYong Tivoli and in the international markets, there are two versions of the car on sale. The longer version of the Tivoli offers only five seats but a much bigger boot space. The Indian version, however, will offer two extra seats.
The rendering image is made by Shoeb R Kalania for IAB and it is based on the spy pictures of the Mahindra S202, which is the codename of the 7-seater XUV300. The production name of the upcoming car has not been revealed yet but it is likely to be named as the XUV300 Plus or it may get an all-new name and called as XUV400.
The rendering image shows that the XUV400 is likely to be inspired more by the XUV500 instead of the XUV300. It gets a larger grille with headlamps integrated to the grille. The headlamps are sleek in design with integrated DRLs. From the side, the XUV400 looks quite like the Mahindra XUV500. The vehicle’s wheel arches are flared and add a bulky look to the vehicle.
The Mahindra XUV300 offers a lot of leg space for the rear passengers. The addition of two extra seats may bring down the overall legroom in the vehicle. However, since it will be a bit longer than the XUV300, space will not be a big issue in the car.
Engine-wise, the Mahindra XUV300 will come powered by a similar set of engines that also powers the Mahindra XUV300. There will be a 1.2-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that churns out a maximum of 110 PS and peak torque of 200 Nm. The diesel 1.5-litre turbocharged engine produces a maximum of 115 PS and peak torque of 300 Nm. Both the petrol and diesel engine options get the 6-speed transmission. Both the engine options will be BS6 compliant. Mahindra may re-tune the engine to suit the heavier XUV400.