BS6 emission norms will be getting implemented from April 2020 and most of the manufacturers have already started working and launching their existing models with BS6 engines. Mahindra who is country’s largest utility vehicle maker is also working on BS6 engines and few other new models. Mahindra recently launched their compact SUV XUV300 with a BS6 engine. The XUV300 is available with a BS6 engine only in the petrol version. Here we have a walkaround video of the all new Mahindra XUV300 BS6 petrol version.
The video has been uploaded by a youtube channel called Area of Interest. It looks like the video has been shot inside a Mahindra dealership and the XUV300 in the video is the top end W8 version. XUV300 is based on Ssngyong Tivoli SUV which is sold in International markets. The rear of Tivoli was heavily redesigned to make the XUV300 a sub-4 metre compact SUV. On the outside nothing has changed from the BS4 version. As this is the top end trim, it gets all the bells and whistles that XUV300 offers. It gets the inverted ‘L’ shaped DRLs, diamond cut alloy wheels, touchscreen infotainment system and so on.
Mahindra XUV300 is among the most safety feature-rich vehicles in its segment. Safety equipment on offer in the top-end variants of the SUV include 7 airbags, tyre pressure monitoring system, 3 point seatbelts for all five passengers along with seatbelt reminders, ABS, hill hold, disc brakes on all four wheels, reverse parking sensors, reverse parking camera, electronic stability program and traction control.
The engine offered in the BS6 petrol version of the XUV300 is the same 1.2L turbo petrol engine which comes with a 6-speed manual transmission. The petrol engine generates a maximum of 110 Bhp and 200 Nm of torque. XUV300 is also available with a diesel engine. The diesel version gets 1.5L, 4 cylinder, turbo diesel produces a healthy 115 Bhp and 300 Nm of peak. It is available with a 6 speed manual or a 6 speed AMT.
Diesel engine in the XUV300 do not meet BS6 norms as of now. We expect to see the BS6 diesel engines later next year when emission norms are about to get implemented. The BS6 diesel engines would be more expensive than the outgoing BS4 versions. In the case of BS6 petrol XUV300, there is no price hike and the prices continue to start at Rs 8.3 lakh and go up to Rs 11.84 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi.