More images of Mahindra’s premium compact SUV, the XUV300, have surfaced online, revealing what all the variants will look like. The rival to the likes of the Tata Nexon, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport and even lower trims of the Hyundai Creta will launch on February 14, 2019, with four variants and two engine options.
Images seen of the base XUV300 W4 show that it gets 16-inch steel wheels with no wheel covers, and misses out on front fog lamps, LED DRLs and chrome inserts in the grille. Mahindra had announced that the base variant will have airbags, ABS, disc brakes on all four wheels, LED tail-lights and all four power windows. The next variant, the W6, gets wheel covers for the steel wheels, chrome inserts on the grille and roof rails, but misses out on exterior features like wing mirror-integrated turn signals.
Even the base W4 gets power windows.
Pictures of the interiors show that the base W4 variant also gets power windows, while the W6 variant gets a 2-DIN audio system with Bluetooth streaming and telephony, a manual AC and a digital MID between the tachometer and speedometer dials. However, the W6 does miss out on equipment like steering-mounted audio controls, a touchscreen infotainment system and cruise control; features that are available in the XUV300’s higher-spec W8 and top-spec W8 (O) variants.
The top-spec W8 (O) will be equipped with 17-inch diamond-cut alloys, seven airbags, front parking sensors, dual-zone automatic climate control, an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display and a sunroof.
W6 variant gets a digital MID.
Based on a modified platform that also underpins the SsangYong Tivoli, the Mahindra XUV300 will have two engine options and a single gearbox at launch – a 1.2-litre turbo-petrol that churns out 200Nm and a 1.5-litre turbo-diesel that makes 123hp and 300Nm of torque; both of which are mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.
While Mahindra will announce prices for the XUV300 on February 14, it is expected to be priced between R 8 lakh and Rs 12 lakh (ex-showroom). Bookings for the Mahindra XUV300 opened on January 9, for an amount of Rs 20,000.
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