After yesterday’s photos, more photos are out. As the launch nears, the upcoming compact SUV is being transported to dealers and is therefore, more chances of curios onlookers clicking it. Here are the latest three pics of the XUV500 from Carwale.com

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You won’t be wrong, if you look at it and think that the car is a mishmash of the Bolero, Quanto and the Jeep Cherokee.

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All photos: Carwale

Quite like the old Quanto, with a touch of EcoSport from this angle?

The question is, is it an attractive design at the end of the day. That is for you, the buyer, to decide!

Interested in the TUV300, here are 5 things you need to know about Mahindra’s latest

The TUV300 is the only ladder frame chassis equipped compact SUV in its segment. Mahindra wants to sell the toughness quotient of the SUV, positioning it as a vehicle that is more abuse friendly than the monocoque bodied competition. Think Ford Ecosport and the Maruti Suzuki YBA.

The TUV300 is rear wheel driven, and is likely to be offered with a 5 speed automated manual transmission in due course of time given the fact that this feature has already been seen on test mules. This is also a segment leading aspect of the SUV.

A new, 1.5 liter mHawk 80 turbo diesel motor will power the TUV300. This engine is expected to be a reworked version of the Quanto’s diesel motor, with more power and torque on tap. about 107 Bhp is what the TUV300 is likely to put out, assuming that the 80 in the mHawk moniker represents power in KW.

The unique 7 seat layout on the new Mahindra SUV will make it one of the most versatile vehicles in its category. Imagine a fully loaded TUV300 with a roof rack to carry luggage, and 7 passengers on the inside. This value proposition will be used to peddle the SUV as a 7 seater, at a price more affordable than the 5 seat competition.

Talking pricing, the TUV300 is expected to undercut the Ford Ecosport. A starting price of under 6 lakh rupees is what Mahindra could dangle in front of prospective customers, encouraging them to walk into showrooms. If Mahindra manages this price point, the TUV300 will be the least priced compact SUV in the country.

 

18 COMMENTS

  1. this is much inspired from the xylo. In the mini SUV space, the Ford Eco Sport is the only best choice i see. I am futuristic too about it, taking into consideration the maruti & Renault/Nissan mini SUV. Waiting for the facelift version of eco sport with its better tuned engine.

  2. Old wine in a new bottle stuff. Design and concept is horrible. Probably the worst looking “SUV”…Who is that engineer behind its ugly design. Minus 10/ 10….

  3. When with Indian cos like M&M and Tata lose their obsession with third-row jump-seats? Jump-seats make the whole package look cheap. Instead, M&M could have added a nice parcel-tray, with some clever fishnet-based space-management stuff like they have on Skoda Yeti.

  4. I guess it’s someone’s personally modified vehicle as the number plate behind the suv is registered and new vehicles are not numbered.

  5. Well bro..
    U’re free to say whatever u want…

    Let it just hit d roads.. Den u’ll c..
    Mahindra yet to create history..

    All u’ve gotta do is just wait n watch.

  6. Where is the CC….1.5 ltr???? Fuck it……The design looks shit…..Frankly….M a big hardcore fan of “The Bolero”. And this design with box looks and 1.5 ltr engine looks like trying to compete with wagon R or Tata Sumo or other shit….. real bad……Design team RYourDesignIdeasinPieces (RYDIP)

  7. Believe me Mahindra’s Design team….A bolero or stinger with 120 or 140 hp with anti roll bars, abs, esp, 2500cc or 3000cc, better road grip capacity (TRACTION CONTROL), 4 Wheel Drive and a stronger chassis and stronger sheet metal worth around 12 to 17 lakhs would have made wonders…..to you – it would have sold like peppermints…….READ IT AGAIN….

  8. The wheels lool tiny due to the wheel arch design. … rest is fine…. looks like a cute version of bolero….

  9. Except from the rear- wheel drive and the power for a 1.5 litre engine (107 bhp) nothing else is attractive about the car!
    The design was just too over-hyped before the launch, it ain’t as good.

  10. I don’t worry about design. It should be convenient for you to enter the car or suv. I tried Duster, Ecosport. I could not enter freely. I adjusted the seat backwards. Then using clutch was a problem. I am very happy with TATA NANO. Let us how SUV 300 fares.

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