The Mahindra XUV300 has received a pretty warm welcome from the public and it now is the third best selling vehicle in its segment. It challenges the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, and the Ford Ecosport among others in the sub-4 meter segment. In its second month of sales, the Mahindra has already sold 4742 units of the XUV300, which shows that it has got a rocking start. Now for a vehicle that’s doing well in sales, aftermarket customization options too come up pretty quick and the same is the case with the XUV300. The picture below shows an XUV300 with gorgeous aftermarket rims.
These are custom 16-inch rims and look pretty good on the XUV300. The multispoke machined silver units are from MOMO, which is a well known Italian manufacturer of aftermarket car parts. The fact that this XUV300 is also finished in a similar shade of silver further matches the alloys to the car. It is said that the wheels of a car are like a man’s shoes and good ones certainly take up the desirability factor up. Well, if that is the case, this XUV300 with its 16-inch MOMO rims is a perfect example for it.
Talking about the XUV300, it was launched by the company this February and is based on the SsangYong Tivoli. It has the largest wheelbase in its segment and comes with a few other segment-leading features like disc brakes on all four wheels and 7 airbags, though the latter is available only on the top end variant. Design wise, the XUV300 has an aggressive front end with a unique LED DRL design. The rear though looks a bit off and that’s probably because it was chopped off to get under 4-meter length criteria. The interiors of the XUV300 are pretty spacious and feature rich. It comes with dual zone climate control, sunroof, push button start, keyless entry, 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 6 speaker audio and cruise control among others.
Talking of the engines on the Mahindra XUV300, it gets both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol engine is a newly developed 1.2 litre, 3-cylinder turbocharged unit that churns out a maximum power of 110 Bhp and a class-leading 200 Nm of peak torque. The diesel engine, on the other hand, is borrowed from the Marazzo MPV but has been slightly detuned for better efficiency. The 1.5 litre, 4 cylinder diesel engine here churns out a maximum power of 115 Bhp along with 300 Nm of torque. Both engines get 6-speed manual gearboxes as standard. As of now, there is no automatic transmission option but the company will launch AMT transmission for both engines later this year. The AMT version has already been spied testing too.