The Mahindra XUV300 AMT is only Rs. 55,000 more expensive than the manual version of the XUV300 of the equivalent trim. It gets several smart features as well.
After months of spying and spotting several test mules, Mahindra has finally launched the automatic version of the XUV300 SUV. The Mahindra XUV300 AMT will be available only in top two trims of the diesel variants only. No, it will not be available with the petrol engine in the XUV300
Speaking about the XUV300 autoSHIFT, Veejay Ram Nakra, Chief of Sales and Marketing, Automotive Division, M&M Ltd. said,“At Mahindra, it has been our constant endeavour to offer advanced and accessible technologies to all our customers and we are delighted to introduce the autoSHIFT in the XUV300 for that perfect blend of effortless driving and exhilarating performance. After receiving an overwhelming response for its manual version since its launch in February 2019, we are confident that the XUV300 autoSHIFT will further strengthen the brand’s value proposition and expand the market for us.”
This AMT with its autoSHIFT technology will be available on the W8 diesel variant and its optional pack W8(O), at an additional cost of Rs. 55,000 over the manual version. This new variant of the XUV300 will be available in 3 colours – Pearl White, Aquamarine and Red Rage. The AMT gearbox for the XUV300 has been engineered by Italian automotive house, Marelli.
The Mahindra XUV300 AMT comes with several smart features. It has Vehicle Creep mode, Creep disable on Door Opening, Gear Display on driver’s information display, and Hill Start Assist technology as well. It also gets Drive and Reverse Lock Out which essentially prevents sudden shifts between reverse and drive modes, unless the speed drops to less than 5 kmph.
The diesel engine in the Mahindra XUV300 AMT is the 1.5L, four-cylinder engine which produces 115 bhp and 300 Nm of peak torque. The XUV300 AMT goes against the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza AMT and the Tata Nexon AMT.