Mahindra launched the XUV300 sub-4 meter SUV in February 2019 and the SUV has garnered quite a good response from buyers and critics alike. So much so that it became the second best selling sub-4 meter SUV in the month of March, leaving behind the like of the Tata Nexon and the Ford Ecosport among others. Mahindra offers the SUV in four variants, which are – W4, W6, W8, and W8(O). These variants are each available with either a petrol or a diesel powertrain, though the transmission offered right is only a manual box. If you are thinking of upgrading from a hatchback or a compact sedan into a sub-4 meter SUV and the Mahindra XUV300’s base variant has been in your mind, here’s a walkaround video review of the base variant of the car.
The video above by Hindustani Car Reviewer shows us the base W4 variant of the XUV300 inside out. This one here is the petrol-powered W4 variant which is powered by a newly developed 1.2-liter 3 cylinder turbocharged unit. This engine pumps out a good 110 Bhp of peak power along with a class leading 200 Nm of peak torque. To let you know, the diesel engine option on the XUV300 is borrowed from the Marazzo MPV and has been slightly detuned here for better fuel efficiency. Nonetheless, the 1.5-litre 4 cylinder engine still churns out class leading outputs of 115 Bhp of power along with 300 Nm of peak torque.
On the exteriors, a lot of chrome that comes on the top end variants has been done away with in the W4 variant. The front grille now sports a silver garnish above the grille while the chrome grille inserts have switched places with shiny black plastic inserts. However, Mahindra has still managed to give the base variant a pretty decent look. The cool vertical LED DRLs, though, are missing here and they contribute hugely to the car’s looks. The base variant of the XUV300 rides on 16-inch wheels that are still units and come without wheel caps. On the interiors, this variant of the XUV300 comes with a full black steering wheel without any control buttons, front armrests but no rear armrest, 4 adjustable headrests and manual seat height adjustment.
Further, the W4 variant of the XUV300 with petrol mill comes with multi-mode steering, which is a unique feature introduced by Mahindra on this car. It let’s you adjust the steering in three different settings which alter the steering response from light to heavy. The car also comes with gear shift indicator in the instrument cluster, power windows on all four doors, powered tailgate release and 2 speakers. Features like disc brakes on all four wheels, ABS and twin airbags are standard across the model lineup which is a good move by Mahindra. The price of the base petrol W4 variant of the XUV300 is Rs. 7,89,999 which makes it a good deal for all the kit it offers along with the powerful engine it is equipped with.