The Mahindra XUV 300 is going to launch in India with both petrol as well as diesel engine options with the later likely to get a mild-hybrid system.
With the launch of the Mahindra XUV 300 right around the corner, not a day goes by without any new information reaching us through the depths of the internet. Without the automaker revealing it, we are already well aware of most of the features that this compact SUV is going to get along with a number of various other characteristics of this vehicle.
This SUV, which is clearly one of the most anticipated products of the year 2019 in addition to the Tata Harrier and the 2019 Maruti Wagon R, is expected to be priced in-between the range of INR 8 Lakh to INR 12 Lakh. With this, we know that its primary competition is going to be the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza alongside the Ford EcoSport and the Tata Nexon.
The XUV 300 is going to launch in India in a total of three different variants. These will be namely W4, W6 and W8. In addition to this, it is also going to get an additional optional variant i.e. the W8 (O) which is likely to be positioned in such a way that it pitches against the likes of the base variants of the Hyundai Creta.
Right from the base variant onwards, the Mahindra XUV 300 is going to get dual-airbags along with ABS and EBD, rear parking sensors along with disk-brakes and power windows on all four doors. The top-spec option trim will get features such as an electric sunroof, heated wing mirros, dual zone automatic climate control 7 airbags, LED projector headlamps and Daytime running lights among other creature comforts.
We are already well aware of the the fact that the Mahindra XUV 300 is going to launch in India with petrol as well as a diesel engine. The petrol derivative is going to be a 1.2-litre, turbocharged unit capable of delivering a torque figure of 200Nm. The diesel engine, on the other hand, is going to be a 1.5-litre engine which is good for 120 BHP along with 300 Nm of peak torque. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard across the range.
A recently published report in Autocar India states that the ARAI claimed mileage figure for the petrol derivative of the XUV 300 is going to be 17 km/l. While the 1.5-litre diesel engine borrowed from the Marazzo will offer a fuel-efficiency figure of 20 km/l. The report also states that the diesel derivative of this SUV is going to get a mild-hybrid system, a first in its segment.