After a wait of almost 33 months since Mahindra previewed it for the first time at the Auto Expo 2020, the sportier version of the XUV300 has arrived in the market, as the new XUV300 TurboSport. Targeted at those driving enthusiasts who want the practicality of a sub-four metre SUV with the added punch of performance, the Mahindra XUV300 TurboSport has been launched in three different variants. Along with the vehicle, Mahindra has also released a video featuring the sporty driving appeal of the XUV300 TurboSport, with the ace Indian motorsport icon Gaurav Gill starring in the video.
In the video released by Mahindra on its social media channels, we can see the new Mahindra XUV300 TurboSport being driven by Gaurav Gill in what seems like an empty parking lot. Gill is seen driving the new SUV quite enthusiastically, showcasing the added performance and stability of the XUV300 TurboSport while cornering at fast speeds.
Also read: Mahindra XUV300 Electric to challenge Tata Nexon: Fresh details surface
The XUV300 TurboSport seen in the video is in the new dual-tone shade of Blazing Bronze with a black roof. The other two dual-tone colours in which the new XUV300 TurboSport has been launched are Napoli Black with white roof and Pearl White with black roof.
No automatic transmission
Mahindra has launched the XUV300 TurboSport in three different variants – W6, W8 and W8 (O). All these three variants of the SUV get the same 1.2-litre three-cylinder mStallion turbocharged petrol engine as the regular versions of the XUV300. However, here in the XUV300 TurboSport, the engine has been tuned to develop higher power and torque outputs. Available only with a 6-speed manual gearbox, the engine of the XUV300 TurboSport produces 130 PS of maximum power and 230 Nm of maximum torque.
The other changes that the Mahindra XUV300 TurboSport has received over the regular versions of the XUV300 include red highlights on the gloss black grille and lower air dam on the front bumper and gloss black ORVMs. On the inside, the new XUV300 TurboSport gets an all-black theme for the interior, black leatherette seats and chrome-finished pedals.
The tweaks introduced in the new Mahindra XUV300 TurboSport look slightly different from those of the XUV300 Sportz, which was showcased at the Auto Expo 2020 with the same tuned-up engine. Compared to the XUV300 TurboSport, the XUV300 Sportz featured sporty body graphics and red-coloured front brake callipers. The new Mahindra XUV300 TurboSport has been priced in the range of Rs 10.35 lakh to Rs 12.90 lakh (Ex-showroom, India).
Also read: Upcoming 2022 Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza rendered