Mahindra’s much awaited compact SUV, the XUV300 will be launched on 14th February in India. We drove this vehicle in Goa earlier this week and while the review is embargoed till 6th (Wednesday), lets have a closer look at the SUV via the images below. Do note we cannot share our opinions, even on the design, till a few more days. Nevertheless, here we go:
We got the Dark Green (Turquoise) color option during the test drive. The rear of the XUV300 is dirty as we took it off the road for a minutes too
Dual tone roof is seen here, finished in white (including the spoiler)
Top spec XUV300 seen here. Location is Verna Industrial Area, Goa
Low angle shot of the front end. All important design elements visible here.
Another shot. We have kept the headlamp, DRL and fog lamps ON for the shoot.
A view of the alloy wheel design and the fog lamp inserts. Also notice the faux silver skid plate
This is how the XUV300 looks from the rear as compared to the Ssangyong Tivoli, the car it is based on
Low angle shot showcases the ground clearance of the SUV
Side angle shows the length, wheelbase and ground clearance.
Also on the shoot was a red color option with a white roof. What is your pick?
My reaction at the end of the drive!
A wide shot of the cabin of the XUV300 W8
A side view of the cabin. As seen in earlier images by Mahindra, it has a dual tone theme
A view of the second row of the XUV300. Both seats adjusted for a 5’11” driver.
A look at the back of the front seats.
This is how the power window controls look like (driver side door)
View of the steering wheel mounted controls
These are the controls for the climate control. A LCD display is also visible here.
This is how the touchscreen infotainment looks like. Controls also visible in the lower part of the picture. You can also see the air-con vents
Speedometer console : various parameters on display
Close up of the steering and central console
The glovebox of the XUV300
Storage space for your mobile phone in front of the gear lever – charging outlets visible here
Open space above the glovebox. Door mounted tweeter visible here
Cup holders placed behind the gear lever
Sunglass holder – also visible is the button for the sunroof
Boot space : notice the 60:40 split for the rear seats.
We drove the car for a good 7-8 hours in Goa
As there is an embargo in place, we can’t tell you about the ride and handling or the performance!
What all do know is that the XUV300 will be offered with 1.2 turbo petrol and 1.5 turbo diesel units
Side profile view with the SUV in motion
Can the XUV300 kick up a storm in the segment?
Some more motion shots will follow below…
Mahindra owns a majority stake in Korean company Ssangyong. This is based on the Ssangyong Tivoli but modified for India
Modifications include a shorter length and different front and rear ends
As seen, this is the W8 model (badge visible) – some online reports suggest there will be three variants on offer (W4, W6, W8)
Our review with opinions will be online at 12 pm on 6th February. Pricing will be out on 14th.