Mahindra XUV300 is one of the most feature-loaded vehicles in the compact SUV segment. Here are some updated bits on the XUV300.
Mahindra XUV300 is the most powerful sub-compact SUV in our market and here is the review of its updated version. Mahindra has been coming up with compelling SUVs for a few years now and the XUV700 is one the examples of that. However, we must not forget that it all started with the XUV300. Then, the current-gen Thar grabbed the headlines and became hugely popular. The upcoming Scorpio is arguably the most awaited product in the market too. But before that, we might the XUV300 with a more powerful 1.2-litre direct-injection turbo petrol engine. Until then, let us see the changes made to this updated XUV300 for MY2022.
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Updated Mahindra XUV300 W8(O) Review
In a bid to keep the compact SUV fresh, Mahindra has made some minor changes to the XUV300. The most noticeable of these is the dual-tone alloy wheel design which has 16-inch tyres instead of the 17-inch. The reduction in size will see benefits of better ride quality. The smaller wheels absorb the bumps on the roads better. Apart from that, the front parking sensors remain exclusive to the W8(O) variant alone. The overall silhouette of the SUV remains the same. The roof rails have been finished in black now instead of silver. The full LED taillamp illumination is exclusive to the W8 and W8(O) variants only.
Interior and Features
On the inside, the overall cabin layout of the updated Mahindra XUV300 remains the same. The heated ORVMs feature was removed from the SUV earlier and it still remains missing. The XUV300 initially came with 7 airbags but the driver side knee airbag was removed later on and still remains missing. The hill-hold and ESP functions are available only with the AMT version of the XUV300. The front parking sensors are available only with this top-spec W8(O) model. The rear seats get only two 3-point seatbelts instead of all 3 seats getting it initially. The rear passengers still have to be devoid of rear AC vents which is not impressive. All the other bits are unchanged.
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The powertrain options include 1.2-litre turbo petrol making 110 PS and 200 Nm and a 1.5-litre diesel making 115 PS and 300 Nm of peak power and torque respectively. The transmission options include a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox which can be combined with any of the powertrains. The prices of the Mahindra XUV300 range between Rs 8.16 lakh and Rs 13.67 lakh, ex-showroom. It rivals the likes of Tata Nexon, Maruti Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet and more. The XUV300 with the more powerful engine might be launched soon.