The Mahindra XUV 300, earlier known as the S201 compact SUV is all set to launch in India on the 15th of Fenruary 2019. Here are five interesting facts about this Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza challenger than no one will tell you about!
The Mahindra XUV 300, the homegrown automaker’s answer to the immense success of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza in the sub-compact SUV segment is all set to make its debut in India during the second week of that 2019. Even though there is still more than a month left for its launch, this upcoming compact SUV has already started to make noises in the Motown.
With its SsangYong credentials based on Mahindra design philosophy and a large list of features, this all-new urban soft-roader seems to possess the perfect success recipe. In order to paint a better picture of the Mahindra XUV 300, in this article, we bring you FIVE most interesting facts about it. Read along and decide for yourself could this be the next big thing in the even BIGGER craze for SUVs in India?
Mahindra XUV 300 was the first product approved after the takeover of SsangYong by Mahindra and Mahindra!
As you must be aware, Mahindra and Mahindra currently own the South Korean automaker SsangYong. The Mahindra XUV 300 is based on the same platform i.e. the X100 as that of the SsangYong Tivoli. In fact, the Mahindra incarnation shares a majority of its styling cues with the donor vehicle. It has the exact same interiors design with the exteriors too resembling with the Tivoli to a great extent. Not only this, but the XUV 300 comes with certain features which have been carry forwarded as it is from the Tivoli.
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Mahindra XUV 300 is going to launch in India with both petrol and diesel engine options!
Unlike its direct competitor Maruti Vitara Brezza, the Mahindra XUV 300 will offer more both petrol as well as diesel engine options right from the time of launch. The exact engine specifications of this compact SUV are not out yet. However, we can still speculate that the petrol derivative is going to be a 1.2-litre unit. On the other hand, the diesel derivative is going to be a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder unit. The latter is the same oil-burner which made its debut in the Mahindra Marazzo MPV.
There will be no automatic option in the Mahindra XUV 300 at the time of launch!
Interestingly, Mahindra has decided not to introduce an automatic gearbox option for the XUV 300 at the time of the launch. During the presentation at the event for the announcement for the official name for the product, senior company management mentioned that this vehicle is going to come with a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard> there was no mention of an automatic gearbox.
Mahindra XUV 300 comes with several first in segment features and safety equipment!
In order to make its mark in the already populated sub-compact SUV segment, Mahindra has populated the XUV 300’s kitty with several segment first features and safety equipment. For instance, it is going to come with an electronic sunroof, dual-zone climate control, 7-airbags, rear disk brakes, 17-inch alloy wheels among other equipment.
There will be an electric version of the Mahindra XUV 300 as well!
With the changing times, automobile manufacturers in India have slowly started to embrace the concept of mass-market all-electric vehicles. Mahindra and Mahindra