Mahindra XUV300 is one of the most feature loaded SUV in the sub-4 metre compact SUV segment. It was launched earlier this year and was is doing good in terms of sales every month. The Mahindra XUV300 is based on the Ssangyong Tivoli compact SUV which is sold in the international market. It competes with likes of Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport, Hyundai Venue, Maruti Brezza in its segment. Mahindra XUV300 does not get AWD as an option in any of the variants. Here we have a video that shows how XUV300 performs off the road.
The video has been uploaded by Review by Aj on his Youtube channel. The video starts by showing the area where the owner of the XUV300 is planning to do the off-roading. The location selected is a construction site with muddy sections, dusty roads, uneven surfaces and big potholes. He even says that in order to expose XUV300 to more of such off-road conditions, he takes it to multiple locations.
The XUV300 used in this video looks like a base variant. First, the car is taken through an uneven surface. It handles the rough patch pretty easily. Then he takes it to a place where he puts the approach n departure angle of this compact SUV to test. Then he drives the car through big pot holes and at this point the skid plate of the XUV300 nearly hits the ground at places. This does not mean that XUV300 does not have enough ground clearance. The XUV300 is never made for this purpose, but still manages to do a good job of it. In the video, driver also says that the even though XUV300 was going through so much on the outside, inside the cabin everything was fine and the ride comfort and suspension of the SUV felt very solid.
Mahindra recently launched the BS6 petrol variant of the XUV300 and the diesel BS6 will follow soon. Coming to the engine, there is a 1.2 liter-3 cylinder turbo petrol engine makes class leading torque of 200 Nm while peak power is also quite impressive at 115 Bhp. The petrol engine is offered with a six speed manual gearbox as standard. The diesel engine is 1.5L turbocharged unit that produces 115 Bhp-300 Nm torque. It’s shared with the Mahindra Marazzo. The diesel engine gets two gearbox options: a 6 speed manual and an AMT. Mahindra is also working on new generation XUV500, Scorpio and an all-new Thar.