Mahindra XUV300 was launched earlier this year after a long wait. The all-new XUV300 is based on the SsangYong Tivoli platform and is one the most-loaded SUVs in the segment. Gaurav Gill, the ace rally champion and WRC driver earlier showed the wild side of the Mahindra XUV300 in a TVC. In a new TVC, he can be seen taking the donuts challenge.
The video shows Saransh Goila and Gaurav Gill showing their expertise in donut making. The chef makes edible donuts while Gaurav Gill goes berserk with the XUV300 and makes donuts on the track. He can be seen driving in reverse as the Mahindra XUV300 is an FWD vehicle. In the end, three winners of “Set the road on fire” contest enjoy the donuts of the chef and then go for a ride with Gaurav Gill.
The XUV300 has become quite popular in the market and has already overtaken the sales of the Ford EcoSport to become the third best-selling SUV in the segment. It only remains behind the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and the Tata Nexon. However, the big number of dispatches can happen when the manufacturer sends vehicles to set as display vehicles in the showrooms.
The Mahindra XUV300 was launched at a starting price of Rs. 7.9 lakhs. The segment is densely populated and will also see launches in the recent future. Apart from the Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Tata Nexon and Ford EcoSport, Hyundai will launch the all-new Styx in the sub-4m compact SUV segment later this year. Currently, the XUV300 is the most loaded SUV in the segment and is offered with a lot of features.
It gets powered by both petrol and diesel engine options. There is a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 110 Bhp and 200 Nm of peak torque. This engine offers the best torque output in the segment. The diesel variants of the XUV300 are powered by a 1.5-litre engine that generates a maximum of 115 Bhp and a peak torque of 300 Nm. It is the most powerful diesel engine in the segment. Both the engine options get only a 6-speed manual transmission. Mahindra may launch 6-speed automatic AMT in the future.
The Mahindra XUV300 offers first-in-segment features like 7-airbags in the top-end version, disc brakes in all four wheels, dual-zone climate control, front parking sensors, tyre pressure monitoring system, heated wing mirrors and steering modes. Other features include alloy wheels, sunroof, ABS+EBD, LED projector headlamps, cruise control and more.
In the coming times, we will get to see how popular the XUV300 has become as the dispatches will stabilize in the future. Mahindra is now working on an electrified version of the XUV300 and it is expected to be launched in the Indian market sometime in 2020.