Mahindra is all set to launch the long wheelbase version of the TUV300 SUV. Slated to be called Mahindra TUV300 Plus, this new SUV will hit showrooms in the coming months.
A new set of spy images shows the TUV300 Plus in its final production form, being tested on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. The body on the Plus looks more proportionate as compared to the shorter version. Mahindra has tweaked the rear styling a bit and the TUV300 Plus gets new-design tail-lamps that extend to the sides.
While the TUV300 Plus shares most of its exterior and interior bits with the sub-four-metre TUV300, it will come with a different powerplant under its hood. The Mahindra TUV300 Plus, as reported by us earlier, gets a 120hp, 1.99-litre engine. This is the same motor that is available exclusively on the Mahindra Scorpio sold in the Delhi-NCR region. There are talks of Mahindra offering a 2.2-litre diesel variant too.
Dealer sources tell us that the SUV will be available in multiple seating configurations, with the lower spec trims getting as many as nine seats.
The new TUV300 Plus will replace the aging Xylo in Mahindra’s line-up. The Xylo is based on an older platform and has been on sale in India since 2009. It was given a comprehensive update in 2012 and a minor refresh in 2014, though it didn’t quite make an impact in the segment.
Additionally, Mahindra is also gearing up to launch the U321 MPV in January 2018, which will take on the likes of the Toyota Innova Crysta. It will be followed by an all-new compact SUV (Code: S201) expected in mid-2018 that will be based on the SsangYong Tivoli. The carmaker has also confirmed that a new SsangYong Rexton will arrive in India by Diwali 2018 with a Mahindra badge.