Within a month of its launch, the XUV300 has managed to garner 13,000 bookings. The company has dispatched 4,500 units to its dealers.
It was last month that Mahindra had launched the XUV300, its third attempt at the sub-4-meter compact SUV segment in India. And it seems that this time around things has finally started to fall in place for the homegrown automaker. Within a month of its launch, this sub-4-meter SUV has managed to garner 13,000 bookings. Out of these, the company has already dispatched a total of 4,500 units to the dealers.
The Mahindra XUV300 is based on the X100 platform. This is the same underpinnings which the Ssangyong Tivoli uses. In fact, since the former is a sub-4-meter iteration of the later, there are effectively quite a lot of similarities between the two. However, Mahindra has re-engineered the XUV300 to a great extent to meet Indian driving conditions.
The Mahindra XUV300 comes with two engine options. These incude a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol unit. The former is capable of producing 110BHP of power along with 200 Nm of peak torque. While the later is good for 115 BHP along with 300 Nm of peak torque. Both the engines come as standard with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
In terms of features, the Mahindra XUV300 packs in an impressive list. Its top-end optional variant comes with creature comforts such as an electric sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, LED projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights, heated wing-mirrors, leather upholstery to name a few.
The prices of the Mahindra XUV300 falls in-between the range of INR 7.9 lakh to INR 12.14 lakh. With this, its main competitors include the likes of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and Honda WR-V. Mahindra has officially confirmed that this SUV is soon going to get an automatic gearbox in its model line-up. Also, next year, there will be an all-electric variant of the same on offer as well.