Mahindra XUV300, a much-anticipated vehicle was launched in the Indian market earlier this year. The all-new car has already gained quite a popularity in the market and is currently the third-best selling vehicle after the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and the Hyundai Venue. Mahindra XUV300 is currently the only vehicle in the market that does not offer a automatic version but that is set to change soon.
Mahindra announced at the time of the launch of the XUV300 that an automatic variant will soon launch in the coming time. Earlier, the car was spotted at the dealerships of Mahindra suggesting that the launch of the automatic XUV300 is imminent. Here is yet another video by AutoTrend TV that clearly shows the exterior and interior of the XUV300 AMT and this one seen here is a top-end W8 version of the upcoming car.
From the outside, the AMT automatic version of the Mahindra is identical to the regular manual version of the SUV. It looks the same but gets an extra badging at the rear that says “Auto-Shift”. Interestingly, Mahindra discontinued the AMT versions of the TUV300 before the launch of the XUV300 AMT in the market. The move will further push the sales of the upcoming automatic XUV300.
On the inside, the upcoming XUV300 automatic looks identical to the regular version of the car. The car gets all the bells and whistles in place and the only change is the AMT automatic transmission. The gear-lever itself looks quite elegant with a chrome insert. The gear lever layout is quite simple and gets Automatic/Manual position, Reverse position and Neutral position. Just like most AMT transmissions, the driver will be able to change the gears manually too.
Earlier, the W6 variant of the Mahindra XUV300 AMT was spotted too. It is likely that Mahindra will offer the transmission with the top two variants of the car. Also, the variant seen here is the diesel version. However, it is quite possible that Mahindra will offer the same automatic set-up with the petrol-powered models too.
The diesel variants of the Mahindra XUV300 gets powered by a 1.5-litre diesel engine that also powers the Mahindra Marazzo in the Indian market. The all-new engine is tuned to produce a maximum of 114 Bhp and peak torque fo 300 Nm in the XUV. There is also the petrol engine option available with the car. All the petrol powered variants of the sub-4m compact SUV get the 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 108 Bhp and peak torque of 200 Nm.
Mahindra XUV300 boasts of many unique features like 7 airbags, heated ORVMs, dual-zone climate control system, disc brakes on all four wheels and more such features. It also gets a sunroof, cruise control, ABS+EBD and the other such features.