Mahindra XUV300 is generally referred to as the baby XUV500. But, as we see it, this Tata Nexon and Maruti Vitara Brezza competitor, is more than just that. Right from the launch of Mahindra XUV300, it was expected that this compact SUV, which is based on the X100 platform of SsangYong, will start ruling the auto market and the hearts of car enthusiasts…but, XUV300 surpassed even all those towering expectations. Noteworthy, Mahindra XUV300 was the 2nd highest selling sub-4 metre SUV in April 2019 in the Indian automotive market.
- Exterior, Design Language, Looks, Colour
The XUV300 shares its platform with the SsangYong Tivoli, which is a globally successful product that has sold over 2.6 lakh units in 50+ countries since its launch in 2015. The Tivoli has also received multiple safety and ergonomic awards including a Grade 1 safety award from the 2015 KNCAP (Korean New Car Assessment Program), automotive safety test.
Mahindra XUV300 is available in 6 monotone colours and 2 dual-tone colours: Red Rage, Aqua Marine, Sunburst Orange, Pearl White, Napoli Black, D-Sat Silver, Dual Tone White Roof on Red Rage and Aqua Marine (only on W8 optional pack).
Out of all the colour options available, Red Rage and Napoli Black are the ones clearly stand out. It carries first-in-segment – Longest wheelbase (2600 mm). It has an aggressive front grille, chiselled body. The XUV300 comes ‘illuminated’ with projector headlamps and striking LED Daytime Running Lamps. Moreover, it has sporty, 43.18 cm Diamond Cut Alloys.
As soon as you enter the Mahindra XUV300, you come across a number of striking things – ample space, best-in-segment width of 1,821mm, longest-in-segment wheelbase of 2,600mm and a flat floor that can comfortably seat 3 passengers in the 2nd row.
Moreover, it has a dual-tone dashboard and electric sunroof with an anti-pinch function. Even while driving it becomes too easy to enjoy the sunroof simply with a push of a button. Premium leatherette seats with bolsters, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and an impressive gear knob give you a luxurious feel.
- Technical Advancements
Mahindra XUV300 comes equipped with an array of hi-tech features. One of the most interesting things to highlight here is that XUV300 allows you to adjust the air temperature to create a separate, customised environment for the driver and front passenger. Also, it has 3 memory slots for your preferred setting.
- First-in-segment Dual-Zone Fully Automatic Temperature Control
- 78 cm (7”) Touchscreen Infotainment system with GPS navigation, Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, ECO SENSE Technology with social media connectivity, Micro-Hybrid system
- Push Button Start/Stop
- Rear Parking Camera with Dynamic Assist & 3 Park Assist Modes
- Steering-Mounted Phone & Audio Controls
- Blue Sense APP with Smart Watch Connectivity
- Cruise Control
- Auto-Dimming IRVM
- Multi-Colour Configurable Instrument Cluster
- Tyre Position Display
Obviously, safety is one of the most important aspects to look at while buying a car, and Mahindra knew it so well. It has been said that XUV300 has fortress-like safety. When it comes to safety, Mahindra XUV300 comes equipped with many best-in-segment and first-in-segment features.
- First-in-segment 7 airbags including a knee airbag, dual-front, side and curtain airbags
- First-in-segment* disc brakes on all 4 wheels (*Among Sub 4 meter Compact SUVs).
- First-in-segment front parking sensors
- First-in-segment heated ORVMs
- Electronic stability program with Dynamic Steering Torque, Hydraulic Brake Assist, Rollover Mitigation and Traction Control. Together with Hill Start Assist.
- ABS & EBD standard across all variants
- Front & rear fog lamps
- ISOFIX child seat mounts
- Tyre-tronics (tyre pressure & temperature monitoring system)
- Seat belt reminder for all seats
It is available in both petrol and diesel and offers a thrilling drive with the highest Torque in the segment of 300 Nm for Diesel & 200 Nm for Petrol. The high performance turbocharged 1.2L Petrol & 1.5L Diesel engines deliver excellent power of 110 BHP and 115 BHP respectively with a 6-speed transmission to ensure optimized gear shifts and higher fuel efficiency. The XUV300 gives smooth acceleration with the 6-speed transmission. Mahindra XUV300 gives a perfect balance of comfortable and thrilling drive experience. It also has 3 steering modes.
The kind of looks, smoothness, comfort, thrill, speed and safety the XUV300 is offered with definitely makes it one of the best compact SUV available in India right now. It’s easy to handle with unmatched driving pleasure. Right from pickup to gear shifting to braking, it is super smooth, gives you a sporty feel. Moreover, the interiors and features you get in the car is something add-on keeping in mind its segment. XUV300 can be brought home at an ex-showroom starting price of Rs. 7.90 lakhs for the Petrol W4 variant and Rs. 8.49 lakhs for the Diesel W4 variant. It is available in both petrol and diesel engine options. The XUV300 comes in 3 variants W4, W6 and W8, and one optional pack on the W8 variant. It is available in 6 monotone colours and 2 dual-tone colours: Red Rage, Aqua Marine, Sunburst Orange, Pearl White, Napoli Black, D-Sat Silver, Dual Tone White Roof on Red Rage and Aqua Marine (only on W8 optional pack).