The mid-life update for the Mahindra TUV 300 (facelift) is expected to launch in India sometime later this year after the debut of the Mahindra XUV 300.
Mahindra and Mahindra is all set to introduce an all-new sub-compact SUV, the XUV 300 in India during the month of February this year. This urban utility vehicle, based on the Mahindra owned SsangYong Tivoli is aimed directly at the current segment leader Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. That said, the automaker already has an urban utility vehicle in the same segment, the TUV 300 which has not been able to perform that well for the automaker.
Later this year, after the debut of the XUV 300, the homegrown automaker is expected to introduce a mid-life update for the TUV 300. It has already started testing this vehicle on Indian roads hinting towards a launch in the near future. A recent set of spy images, curtsey Rushlane, reveals that the Mahindra TUV 300 facelift is going to come with LED daytime running lights.
Other changes in the 2019 Mahindra TUV 300 facelift will include slight aesthetic alterations. For instance, the front fascia will get revised headlamps, a new bumper design and a more aggressive grille. Things are expected to remain the same when it comes to the side profile of the vehicle. That said, Mahindra can throw in a new set of alloy wheels to give the vehicle a fresh look. At the back, one of the major changes will include design alterations on the spare wheel housing, revision on tail-lamps as well as the bumper.
Inside the cabin, we do not expect a major alteration. However, there could be some subtle changes done in order to make the cabin appear more premium than before. Furthermore, Mahindra could introduce new features for this vehicle to score better against its competition.
Currently, the Mahindra TUV 300 comes with a 1.5-litre diesel engine under its hood. This unit is capable of churning out 100 BHP of power along with 240 Nm of peak torque. We expect that the engine specifications will remain the same with the facelift iteration as well. Transmission duties will be taken care of by a 6-speed manual as well as an optional AMT gearbox. Prices could see a minor increase.
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