Mahindra has launched the automatic version of the XUV300 in the Indian market. The all-new sub-4m compact SUV, which was launched earlier this year only offered a manual transmission till now. Mahindra has now officially announced the prices of the XUV300, which is only available in a single variant. The car is only Rs 55,000 more expensive than the manual version of the variant.
Mahindra XUV300 AMT is now available in W8 and W8(O) variants. Even though the Mahindra XUV300 is available with both the petrol and diesel engine options, the AMT automatic gearbox is only available with the diesel engine option of the compact-SUV. The Mahindra XUV300 W8 AMT is priced at Rs 11.5 lakh while the W8(O) AMT gets a price tag of Rs 12.7 lakhs. However, it remains Rs 1.76 lakh more expensive than the Tata Nexon, which is priced at Rs 10.79 lakh. However, the Mahindra XUV300 gets a lot of features that are missing from the Nexon.
A few unique features in the Mahindra XUV300 W8(O) include a four-disc brake set-up, heated ORVM, dual-zone climate control system and 7 airbags. The other features, which are missing in the Nexon are a sunroof, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System and cruise control. The Nexon, however, is also available with a petrol AMT option.
Speaking about the XUV300 autoSHIFT, Veejay Ram Nakra, Chief of Sales and Marketing, Automotive Division, M&M Ltd. said,
“At Mahindra, it has been our constant endeavour to offer advanced and accessible technologies to all our customers and we are delighted to introduce the autoSHIFT in the XUV300 for that perfect blend of effortless driving and exhilarating performance. After receiving an overwhelming response for its manual version since its launch in February 2019, we are confident that the XUV300 autoSHIFT will further strengthen the brand’s value proposition and expand the market for us.”
The XUV300 AMT’s features and the diesel engine output remains unchanged. It gets a 1.5-litre turbocharged engine that generates a maximum power of 115 Bhp of maximum power and 300 Nm of peak torque. The XUV300 diesel has the highest torque in the segment. The petrol variants of the Mahindra XUV300 get powered by a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 110 Bhp and peak torque of 200 Nm.
The all-new car was launched earlier this year and became the most expensive car in the segment. However, the popularity of the XUV300 made it the second best-selling car in the segment leaving it just behind the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. However, after the launch of the Hyundai Venue, the XUV300 has slipped to the third spot but is still in good numbers. Mahindra also plans to launch an all-electric model of the XUV300 in the Indian market soon.