Mahindra launched the XUV300 sub-4 meter SUV in February this year. Based on the SsangYong Tivoli, the XUV300 has been a pretty successful product for the company and is a decent seller in its segment. Now though, Mahindra & Mahindra has recalled a limited batch of XUV300 sub-4 meter SUVs. This has been done to inspect and replace a suspension component. In a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange, Mahindra said that it will proactively inspect and replace a suspension component on a limited batch of Mahindra XUV300 units manufactured till May 19, 2019.
However, the company has not disclosed the number of vehicles being recalled. In its statement, Mahindra said:
“The inspection and subsequent rectification will be carried out free of cost for all XUV300 customers, who will be individually contacted by the company… This action is also in compliance with SIAM’s voluntary code on vehicle recall,”
If you are a Mahindra XUV300 owner and are worried if your car is also affected, first check if it has been manufactured before May 19th or not. As mentioned in the statement by Mahindra above, customers will be individually contacted by the company and the whole process will be carried out free of cost for all XUV300 customers. Moreover, you can also visit the service action section on its official website to check whether your XUV300 is part of the recall drive or not.
To let you know, the Mahindra XUV300 uses a MacPherson Strut with Anti-roll BarRear suspension set-up at the front and a Twist Beam suspension with coil spring at the rear. As of now, it’s unclear as to which components will be replaced under the recall. The Mahindra XUV300 is sold in a total of 13 variants which consists of five petrol trims and eight diesel options. Prices for the Mahindra XUV300 start at Rs. 8.1 lakh to Rs 11.79 lakh for the petrol variants while the diesel variants cost between Rs 8.69 lakh and Rs 12.69 lakh (all prices are ex-showroom).
Talking of the engines, the Mahindra XUV300 gets both petrol and diesel engine options to choose from. The petrol engine is a newly developed 1.2 litre, 3 cylinder turbocharged unit that churns out a maximum power of 110 Bhp and a class-leading 200 Nm of peak torque. The diesel engine, on the other hand, is the same unit as on the Marazzo MPV, albeit in a slightly lower state of tune for better efficiency. The 1.5 litre, 4 cylinder diesel engine here churns out a maximum power of 115 Bhp along with 300 Nm of torque. Both engines get 6-speed manual gearboxes as standard. An automatic transmission option is available with the diesel mill.