The 2019 TUV300 Plus, codenamed M102 is likely to come with an updated touchscreen infotainment system and a BS6 compliant engine.
Mahindra & Mahindra is gearing up to make their engines BS6 ready before the emission norms hit from April 2020. And the recent spy shot is of the new Mahindra TUV300 Plus which has been spotted on the Indian roads.
The new Mahindra TUV300 Plus is nothing but a longer version of its sub-4-metre SUV, TUV300 and the changes will mostly be cosmetic as seen in the shorter version. The front fascia will continue with the bolder and more agile looking face. The grille up front is redesigned and gets piano black finish with black inserts.
The redesigned headlamps will feature LED DRLs and have been finished in carbon black effect. The side profile will remain the same except for the addition of body cladding which gives rugged look to the car while the rear profile of the car gets revised taillights.
The cabin inside is expected to get silver accents on the dashboard and the door panels just like its seen on the TUV300. Features like a touchscreen infotainment system, multi-function steering wheel, Voice command, dual-tone interiors and among others will remain constant with the update.
Safety features onboard include dual front airbags, reverse parking sensors, seat belt reminder, Antilock braking system with Electronic brake-force distribution and high-speed alert system as standard across all variants. With the upcoming crash test norms, the chassis could see a revision in its making.
The new TUV300 Plus is expected to be powered by BS6 compliance 2.2-litre turbocharged diesel engine. This engine produces a total of 118 bhp with a peak torque of 280 Nm. Transmission options include only a 6-speed manual gearbox. The claimed ARAI fuel efficiency for the same stands at 18.49 kmpl.
If the BS6 compliance comes into place, the TUV300 Plus might see a premium of Rs 70,000 – 80,000 across its entire range. The prices for the on-going model starts at Rs 9.99 lakh and goes up to Rs 11.48 lakh for the top-end trim.
The car is expected to launch by later this year and the brand primarily focuses on the semi-urban and rural areas. The cab aggregators are also one of their primary target for the TUV300 Plus.