Mahindra revealed the XUV 300 officially through pictures a few days back. The upcoming car will be launched in February and Mahindra is preparing for the launch with full steam. During a Television Commercial shoot of the Mahindra XUV 300, the upcoming SUV was caught without any camouflage and here are the pictures.
The all-new Mahindra XUV 300 looks quite the elder brother XUV 500. The Mahindra XUV 500 gets a sleek, chrome-dipped grille in the front with large headlamps on either side. The headlamps get bright Daytime Running Lamps in a unique shape. They give an identity to the Mahindra XUV 300. The Mahindra XUV 300 looks quite bulky overall. It gets a kink in the window line that adds a muscular look to the SUV. It also gets faux chrome skid plates in the front and the rear and a black cladding that goes around the SUV. The XUV 300 also gets 17-inch machined alloys that look quite good on the SUV.
At the rear, the Mahindra XUV 300 gets split tail lamps, which further adds to the looks. It gets roof-mounted spoiler with high-mounted braking lamp integrated to it. The XUV 300 looks very modern and Mahindra has given it a floating roof effect by painting all the pillars black. The C-Pillar is painted in gloss black, which gives a very premium effect to the SUV. There are also roof rails, which are quite prominent.
The Mahindra XUV 300 is a monocoque SUV that is based on the SsangYong Tivoli. However, Mahindra has changed the vehicle quite a lot to ensure that it looks different. The all-new Mahindra XUV 300 also gets quite a few segment-first features. It includes a dual-zone climate control system, 7 airbags, disc brakes on all four wheels, the longest wheelbase in the segment and highest torque output in the segment too. Mahindra also offers a range of other features including a sunroof, steering modes, coloured driver information display, ABS+EBD among others. Mahindra has not released a full list of the features but it sure will be long and elaborative.
On the engine front, Mahindra is yet to reveal the details. However, the upcoming XUV 300 can get an all-new 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine. The diesel versions are expected to be powered by a 1.5-litre engine that also powers the Mahindra Marazzo. At the time of the launch, Mahindra will only offer a 6-speed manual transmission but at a later time, an automatic transmission is also expected.
Mahindra XUV 300 will not get the 4WD system just like all the competitors. It is interesting to know that the XUV 300 will be the fourth product in the segment after the Quanto, TUV 300 and the NuvoSport. It will be positioned as a premium product in the market and will carry a base price of around Rs. 7.9 lakhs.