Mahindra revealed the much-awaited XUV 300 last week through pictures. The brand also partially announced the list of features the upcoming SUV will get. Even though Mahindra has not announced the exact date of launch of the all-new SUV in the Indian market, it has said that it will be launching early next year. Now, Autocar reports that the XUV300 will be launched on the 15th of February.
The prices would be announced on the same date. Mahindra dealerships across India have reportedly started taking offline bookings for the upcoming car. Even though Mahindra has not announced the official booking dates yet, the dealerships are taking the unofficial bookings.
The Mahindra XUV 300 was codenamed as S201 and has been on test on the Indian roads for a long time now. The vehicle is based on the SsangYong Tivoli SUV. Due to the brand-awareness, Mahindra is launching the SUV under its own name in the Indian market. The XUV 300 is the second rebadged product from the SsangYong after the Alturas G4. However, Mahindra has done quite a few changes to the XUV 300 to ensure that it gets enough distinctive features and looks way different from the SsangYong model.
It gets the true XUV looks with the chrome-dipped front grille and large headlamps. The headlamps get LED DRLs, which are shaped uniquely. It gives a unique identity to the XUV 300. The Mahindra XUV 300 looks quite sophisticated and premium. It also gets a kink on the window line adding to the premium list. This would be the fourth product from the brand in the same segment after Quanto, NuvoSport and TUV 300 but it will be the most expensive one too.
The Mahindra XUV 300 gets a long list of features and many of them are first-in-segment features. These features include disc brakes on all four wheels, dual-zone climate control system, 7 airbags, the longest wheelbase in the segment and highest torque engine. Mahindra will also offer other features like a touchscreen infotainments system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, ABS+EBD, sunroof, leather seats among other things. The full list of features would be available only at the time of the launch.
Mahindra has also not announced the engine options. However, there are strong chances that the petrol versions of the XUV 300 would be powered by a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.5-litre turbo-diesel engine. The diesel engine is the new one which was introduced with the Mahindra Marazzo.
Both the petrol and the diesel engine options will be available with a manual transmission at the time of the launch. Automatic transmission options are expected to be launched at a later date. Mahindra would take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon and the Ford EcoSport.