Mahindra will launch the all-new XUV 300 in the Indian market tomorrow. The much-awaited SUV will get powered by both petrol and diesel engine options in the market, but Mahindra will only offer a 6-speed manual transmission with the all-new compact SUV. It can now be confirmed that all-new XUV 300 will soon get the AMT automatic transmission too.
The XUV 300 gets segment-leading torque with both the engine types. The 1.2-litre turbocharged engine of the car produces a maximum power of 110 Bhp at 5,000 rpm and a peak torque of 200 Nm between 2,000 and 3,500 rpm. The diesel variants of the XUV 300 will be powered by the same 1.5-litre diesel engine that is available with the Marazzo. In the XUV 300, it is tuned to produce around 115 Bhp of maximum power and 300 Nm of peak torque. After the launch with 6-speed manual transmission, Mahindra will launch the 6-speed AMT automatic gearbox with the diesel engine option of XUV 300.
We were the first to speculate the launch of the AMT transmission in the XUV 300 after the vehicle was showcased digitally and the name was announced. Now ACI confirms the development. The automatic transmission is gaining popularity in the Indian market, and Mahindra also announced the launch of the Marazzo automatic with an AMT transmission. Both the XUV 300 and the Marazzo will get the AMT gearbox sourced from Magnetti-Marelli. It should be noted that only the Tata Nexon and Ford EcoSport offer an automatic transmission with the petrol variants. Maruti Suzuki is yet to offer petrol variant with the Vitara Brezza in the Indian market.
The Mahindra XUV 300 takes on the Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza in the market. All the rivals offer an automatic transmission in the segment. The new addition will Mahindra to take on the rivals more aggressively. Mahindra, on the other hand, offers a long list of the features with the XUV 300 and many of them are segment-first and are not even available with the vehicles from the higher segments.
The all-new Mahindra XUV 300 is based on the SsangYong Tivoli platform. However, there are enough changes in the vehicle that give it the signature Mahindra look. It gets looks inspired by the Mahindra XUV 500. There are LED projector lamps, 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, sunroof, LED tail lamps on the outside. It also gets puddle lamps, that gives it a premium look. Mahindra XUV 300 is also the first car in the segment to offer disc brakes on all the four wheels.
On the inside, the Mahindra XUV 300 gets many segment-first features like dual-zone climate control system, 7-airbags and steer modes. It also gets cruise control system, sunroof, leather seats, touchscreen infotainment system, ABS+EBD and more.
Mahindra will offer the AMT transmission as a temporary feature in both Marazzo and the XUV 300 diesel. At a later date, both the models will get Aisin-sourced torque converter transmission, which is much smoother to use. It is expected to be available with the all-new cars before the BS-VI implementation happens in India.