The upcoming Mahindra XUV300 facelift was spied testing yet again. There have been numerous spottings of the test mule in recent times. It is a prominent contender in the compact SUV category, maintaining a robust position on sales charts despite fierce competition. Notably, it boasts the most powerful turbo petrol engine in its class, delivering an impressive 130 hp. However, recognizing the growing competition in this segment, Mahindra is gearing up to introduce a contemporary version of the XUV300 in the upcoming months. Let’s delve into the details with the latest update.
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Mahindra XUV300 Facelift Spied Yet Again
These images come to us from one of our readers Atul Dangi. He managed to catch a glimpse of the test mule while on the highway. Despite significant portions of the body being heavily camouflaged, the silhouette is still discernible. The side profile is the giveaway for identifying this vehicle, retaining the distinctive hunch above the front and rear fenders, characteristic of the existing XUV300. The alloy wheel design also bears a familiar look. To enhance its sporty appearance, it is equipped with roof rails. Interestingly, the rear profile is visible in these images, revealing that the new XUV300 will feature connected LED taillamps – a common trend in modern cars. Notably, there is a high-mount stop light and a traditional antenna, indicating that it is not the top variant.
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I don’t foresee any changes to the engine and gearbox options. It’s likely that the vehicle will retain the 1.2-litre 3-cylinder turbo petrol engine, offered in two variants – one with 110 hp and 200 Nm, and the other producing 130 hp and 230 Nm of peak power and torque. Additionally, there’s a 1.5-litre diesel engine generating 115 hp and 300 Nm. Both engines will come with the option of a 6-speed manual transmission or an AMT gearbox. Whether Mahindra will replace the AMT with a torque converter automatic transmission remains uncertain. The current XUV300 is priced between Rs 7.99 lakh and Rs 14.76 lakh, ex-showroom. The facelift is expected to come at a slightly higher price than these.
|Mahindra XUV300 (exp.)
|1.2L (P) / 1.5L (D)
|110 hp or 130 hp / 115 hp
|200 Nm & 230 Nm / 300 Nm
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The surge in popularity of compact SUVs has prompted leading car manufacturers to introduce a diverse range of options in this segment. These vehicles deliver the SUV experience without causing a significant dent in the budget, featuring advantages such as elevated ground clearance, roomy cabins, convenient storage, and a commanding road presence. As a result, virtually every automaker has achieved success in this category. Acknowledging the necessity to remain competitive, Mahindra aims to secure continued relevance in the compact SUV segment through this facelift.