The BS-VI petrol version of the Mahindra XUV300 has been spotted testing and it is expected to be launched around October, this year, costlier by about Rs. 20,000.
It was recently revealed that the Mahindra XUV300 would soon be getting a BS-VI compliant petrol engine. Now, a camouflaged test mule of the same has been spotted testing around Delhi-NCR. When launched, this will be the first car from Mahindra that complies with the BS-VI emission norms. The BS-VI-compliant XUV300 petrol will be launched sometime around October, this year.
The Mahindra XUV300 is also available with a diesel engine and while that too will be upgraded to meet the stricter BS-VI norms, that will only come much later in the year. As for the petrol engine, the XUV300 uses a 1.2L, petrol engine that churns out 110 bhp and 200 Nm of peak torque. However, after the upgrade to the BS-VI emission norms, the engine will produce 10 Nm of less torque.
The 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine is solely offered on the XUV300 and it is one of the first engines from Mahindra to be updated to the BS-VI emission norms. The engine is paired to a 6-speed manual transmission and Mahindra very recently also launched an automatic transmission on the XUV300.
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The BS-VI petrol version of the XUV300 will only be slightly more expensive than the current one. Although there has been no word on pricing, we are expecting it to be about Rs. 20,000 more expensive than the current petrol version owing to updated software and more advanced exhaust system.
The diesel variant of the XUV300, on the other hand will be considerably more expensive than the present one. The diesel engine, which it shares with the Marazzo, will require a more comprehensive set of updates to make it BS-VI compliant and could see an increment of about Rs. 80,000 in pricing. Currently, the Mahindra XUV300 is sold in the country in the price range of Rs 8.1-12.69 lakhs, ex-showroom.