Mahindra has come up with a slew of accessories for the XUV300 compact SUV. Prospective buyers and owners of the SUV can log on to this website, and choose the accessories they want for this SUV. The price details of each accessory is available on the website, and the accessories are divided into various sections ranging from Audio/Video/Electronics to Styling. These accessories will not affect the factory warranty of the Mahindra XUV300, and are therefore a safer option than aftermarket accessories, which create the risk of warranty getting voided.
The Mahindra XUV300 was launched in India just days ago. The SUV is a sub-4 meter monocoque offering that rivals the likes of the Maruti Brezza, Ford EcoSport and Tata Nexon. Prices of the XUV300 start from Rs. 7.8 lakhs for the turbocharged petrol version and from Rs. 8.49 lakhs for the turbo diesel version. The XUV300 is based on the Ssangyong X100 platform, which also underpins the Tivoli SUV that’s sold in South Korea. In fact, the XUV300 is a shortened version of the Tivoli in order to sit in the sub-4 meter category and quality for excise duty benefits. The SUV gets a full restyling and different engines as well.
The engines in question are a newly developed 1.2 liter-3 cylinder turbocharged petrol and a 1.5 liter-4 cylinder turbocharged diesel. While the turbo petrol engine produces 110 Bhp-200 Nm, the turbo diesel motor makes class leading outputs of 115 Bhp-300 Nm. Both engines offer 6 speed manual gearboxes are drive the front wheels of the SUV. Mahindra has no plans to offer an all wheel drive system with the SUV. However, there are a slew of new variants that the XUV300 will shortly receive.
Among the first of the new variants are AMT trims. Before the end of 2019, Mahindra plans to offer 6 speed AMT options on both the petrol and diesel variants of the XUV300. The AMT variants will make the XUV300 at par with the Tata Nexon, the only other sub-4 meter compact SUV to offer AMT options with both petrol and diesel engines. Apart from the AMT option, Mahindra is also developing a CNG variant of the SUV. The CNG-Petrol dual fuel option for the XUV300 will become available from early next year, just ahead of the Bharat Stage 6 emission norms, which kick in from April 2020.
Mahindra is also working on an all-electric variant of the XUV300, which will make its Indian debut by the end of 2020. The Auto Expo 2020 is expected to be the event where the XUV300 Electric could be showcased. The electric SUV is expected to offer about 250 kilometers of range, a top speed of about 180 Kph and a 0-100 Kph timing of 11 seconds. The XUV300 Electric will be designed to be an everyday electric SUV that is priced affordably. Watch this space for more details.