Mahindra XUV300 TurboSport SUV in a quick drive review [video]

Mahindra recently launched the turbosport version of their sub-4 meter SUV XUV300. It was first showcased to public at the Auto Expo in 2020. The TurboSport series is powered by a 1.2 litre mStallion series turbocharged petrol engine which is a lot more powerful the regular XUV300. The car has started reaching dealerships across India and deliveries for the same has also started. It is one of the fastest ICE SUV in the under Rs 15 lakh segment. Here we have a quick review video of Mahindra XUV300 TurboSport SUV.

The video has been uploaded by The Car Guide – Rishabh Arora on their YouTube channel. In this video, vlogger takes the SUV for a spin and talks about all the changes that he felt in the SUV compared to the regular petrol model. XUV300 TurboSport varaint generates 130 Ps and 230 Nm of peak torque. Mahindra is offering XUV300 TurboSport model in W6, W8 and W8(O) variants. The price for the TurboSport variant starts at Rs 10.35 lakh, ex-showroom and goes up to Rs 12.90 lakh, ex-showroom. In terms of design, Mahindra has not made many changes. There are Red highlights on the grille and bumper of the SUV that differentiate it from the regular versions.

Other than this, Mahindra’s new logo can be seen on the XUV300 as well. Overall design of the SUV remains the same as before. Vlogger starts driving the SUV and mentions that he has been driving regular turbo petrol version of XUV300 for last couple of years and he can definitely feel a lot improvements in the car. He starts by mentioning that the TurboSport series is a lot more powerful and punchier to drive. The torque is available in this SUV from a very lower RPMs and even while driving on 6th gear, the engine has power in reserve which comes in handy while overtaking on highways.

Mahindra XUV300 TurboSport SUV in a quick drive review

The NVH levels have improved a lot and the overall vibration on the steering and gear lever has also reduced. Vlogger mentions that it is definitely a fun to drive SUV and the overall weight and safety ratings of the SUV also offers the owners confidence. It handles pretty well at high speeds and the suspension is on the stiffer side. This has been deliberately done to improve the handling. Even in the regular XUV300, suspensions were stiff. Vlogger also talks about the cabin of the XUV300 TurboSport. In order to achieve a sporty look, Mahindra has completely blacked out the interior.

In the regular version, it gets a beige colour interior which gives it a premium look but, it is quite hard to maintain. Mahindra however has not made any design changes or given any other feature update.Vlogger felt that Mahindra could have offered something different in the cabin that will make it different. He also felt that Mahindra could have offered a proper automatic transmission instead of AMT. The TurboSport variant is only available with manual gearbox. The regular version is still offered in the market along with diesel engine option.

Ajeesh Kuttan

Ajeesh, started 6 years ago with as an eager journalist passionate about bikes. His skills now encompass both bikes and cars, producing timely news reports spanning the auto sector. Beyond writing, Ajeesh excels in video production. Together with Shantonil, he participates in first drives and test drives for new car launches. (Full bio)