The Mahindra XUV300 was launched last week, and the SUV offers a slew of segment leading features making it the most equipped SUV in the sub-4 meter segment. In fact, the Mahindra XUV300 outdoes its competition on the features front, and is a lot more loaded than the likes of the Tata Nexon, Maruti Brezza and Ford EcoSport. Here’s an official video from Mahindra that takes you through a quick round-up of what all the XUV300 offers.
The Mahindra XUV300 is packed with safety features. From 7 airbags including a segment leading driver’s knee airbag to front proximity sensors, the SUV offers stuff that has never been seen on sub-4 meter compact SUVs in India before. Other safery features on the SUV include ABS+EBD, ESP with roll over mitigation, heated wing mirrors, 3 point seatbelts for all five passengers, hill hold control, seat belt reminder system for all five passengers, speed alerts, rear parking sensors, reverse parking camera, cruise control and a tyre pressure monitoring system. The array of safety equipment is likely to make the XUV300 a very safe SUV, both in terms of preventing a crash as well as handling a crash.
Other key features on the Mahindra XUV300 relate to creature comforts offered on the top-end W8 (o) variant. There’s a touchscreen infotainment interface with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 6 speaker stereo, dual zone climate control which is another segment-first feature, projector LED headlamps, power folding wing mirrors that have turn indicators built-in, ambient lighting, dual tone interiors, leather seats, leather wrapped steering wheel, multiple modes for the steering, an electric sunroof with anti-pinch protection and a 60:40 fully folding rear seat that really maximizes luggage space.
The XUV300 also has the longest wheelbase in its segment as it’s a shortened, sub-4 meter version of the Ssangyong Tivoli compact SUV. The SUV is also the widest in class, and these dimensions make it the most spacious offering in its segment.
The SUV is powered by powerful turbocharged petrol and diesel engines. The petrol motor is a newly developed 1.2 liter-3 cylinder unit that’s being introduced on a Mahindra vehicle for the first time. This motor makes 110 Bhp of peak power and a class leading 200 Nm of peak torque. The diesel motor is a 1.5 liter-4 cylinder unit borrowed from the Mahindra Marazzo.
The diesel has class leading outputs of 115 Bhp-300 Nm. Both engines are paired with 6 speed manual gearboxes, and drive the front wheels of the SUV. Mahindra has lined up more vairants of the XUV300. In the coming months, the AMT option will be offered on both the petrol and diesel trims. A CNG-Petrol version and an electric version are in the works for launch in 2020.