The Mahindra XUV 300 is going to compete with the likes of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport and the Tata Nexon in the sub-compact SUV segment.
The much awaited Mahindra XUV 300 sub-compact SUV is slatted to launch in India on the 14th of February this year. Upon its arrival, this all-new product from the homegrown automaker will compete in the sub-compact SUV segment i.e. utility vehicles under the 4-meters mark. Currently, this space in the market is occupied by the likes of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport and the Tata Nexon with the Maruti leading the charge with the maximum number of sales.
In an official statement, senior management from Mahindra Automotive has confirmed that the XUV 300 is going to sport a price tag which will fall in-between the range of INR 8 lakh to INR 12 lakh. What this means is that this new utility vehicle, in addition to competing in the sub-compact SUV segment, will also try to take a slice of the pie from a segment above which includes the likes of Hyundai Creta.
The Mahindra XUV 300 is going to launch in India in a total of three different variants in addition to an optional trim positioned above the top-spec trim. The first three variants are going to be priced in such a way that they compete directly with the current breed of sub-compact SUVs in the Indian market. However, the optional variant sitting above the top-end trim will aim at attracting buyers who are opting for the base spec variants of the vehicles placed a segment above.
As a result of which, the top-end W8 (O) variant, in addition to other features, offers creature comforts such as dual-zone automatic climate control, 7-airbags along with a sunroof and 17-inch alloy wheels.
Though the top-spec variant of the Mahindra XUV 300 is quite feature loaded, its base variant too comes with a decent list of features. As standard, this SUV comes with a 2-Din audio system, power windows, disk brakes on all four wheels, central locking, dual airbags, ABS with EBD and rear parking sensors.
Mahindra has decided to launch the XUV 300 in India with both petrol and diesel engine options. The exact details regarding these engines are still under the wraps. However, we believe that Mahindra is going to introduce an all-new 1.2-litre petrol engine which will be turbocharged for this vehicle. While the diesel engine is most certainly the 1.5-litre, oil-burner borrowed from the Marazzo MPV.