Mahindra has just launched the AMT version of the petrol powered XUV300 sub-4 meter compact SUV. The Mahindra XUV300 Petrol AMT starts from Rs. 9.95 lakh, ex-showroom Mumbai, and starts from the W6 trim onwards. The top-end trims of the XUV300 Petrol AMT get BlueSense connected car technology, which adds a slew of connected car features to the compact SUV. A few notable features include the car tracker, emergency assist and remote car lock/unlock.
The newly introduced petrol automatic trims of the XUV300 also get two new paint schemes: Dual-Tone Red and Dual-Tone Aquamarine. The new paint schemes are offered on the W8(O) Petrol AMT trim. Bookings for the XUV300 Petrol AMT are now open across all Mahindra dealerships, and customer deliveries will begin from the middle of this month.
The Mahindra XUV300 Petrol AMT uses a 6 speed automated manual transmission (AMT) sourced from Magneti Marelli. The same unit is offered on the diesel powered XUV300 as well. The AMT unit gets a manual mode, hill hold, creep mode for both forward and reverse, creep mode disable on door opening, Drive and Reverse Lock Out and Kick-down Shifts for better acceleration on demand.
The engine of the petrol XUV300 is a 1.2 liter-3 cylinder turbocharged unit that makes 109 Bhp of peak power and a class leading 200 Nm of peak torque. The same engine is also offered with a 6 speed manual gearbox. Both the manual and AMT options drive the front wheels of the compact SUV, which is also available with a 1.5 liter-4 cylinder turbocharged diesel engine (115 Bhp-300 Nm). The diesel engine also gets 6 speed manual and AMT options.
Meanwhile, the manual gearbox equipped Mahindra XUV300 has also received a new paint scheme: Galaxy Grey, available on the W6 and W8(O) Manual trims. Mahindra is also offering an electric sunroof from the mid-variants (W6) of both the manual and AMT equipped XUV300, making this highly sought after feature accessible at a lower price point: The W6 Mahindra XUV300 Manual starts from Rs. 9.4 lakh. The XUV300 takes on the likes of the Maruti Brezza, Toyota Urban Cruiser, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon, Nissan Magnite, Hyundai Venue and the Kia Sonet in the sub-4 meter compact SUV segment.
Veejay Nakra, the CEO of Mahindra & Mahindra’s automotive division had this to say about the XUV300 Petrol AMT,
The young Indian consumer doesn’t like to compromise and seeks technology-led convenience & experiences. Today, we launch our innovative auto transmission AutoSHIFT on petrol, which uses advanced technology to offer an effortless drive in city drive as well as on the highways. We also introduce today the BlueSense Plus, our connected SUV technology with 40+ features, that will seamlessly integrate the XUV300 into the always-connected world of today’s consumer. We are glad to introduce electric sunroof right from the mid-variants of the XUV300. As India’s safest and most feature-loaded SUV, the XUV300 has always strived to inspire consumers to think big about their aspirations and will continue to do so with future introductions.