Mahindra XUV 300 has been launched in India.It is a completely new SUV that falls in sub-4 metre segment.This is the first generation of this compact SUV and has been officially launched in India on February 14, 2019.
The production of the XUV 300 is been carried out at company’s Nashik plant.With XUV300, Mahindra expects to grab the 2nd spot in sub-compact SUV segment and are expecting a monthly sale of more than 5,000 units.
XUV300 is based on X 100 platform which also underpins the global-spec model, Ssangyong Tivoli.This platform has won a number of awards globally.Also Tivoli has scored 4 stars in Euro NCAP rating and Mahindra is expecting the same with XUV300.
For India, the platform has been altered to be keep it under 4 metres.It takes a lot of design inspiration from Ssangyong Tivoli and its elder brother XUV500, which is a highly successful product.It derives Cheetak design from XUV500.
XUV300 comes with the tagline ‘Set the roads on fire’ and yes actually it is ready to rule the roads with its class leading performance, equipments and strong body platform.Mahindra XUV300 is based on monocoque chasis and it is Mahindra’s 3rd compact SUV in India after Nuvosport and TUV300.
Recently a video was released by Mahindra, which revealed the aerodynamic capabilities of XUV300.The new SUV has undergone wind tunnel test at Pininfarina class leading wind tunnel facility in Turin, Italy.
With XUV300, there is complete peace of mind.Mahindra is providing 2 years / unlimited kilometres warranty for its XUV300.This can be extended also.
Mahindra XUV300 gets a head turning stylish exterior design.The front of the SUV looks quite similar to it’s elder sibling, XUV500.At the front, it gets projector headlamps with LED DRLs which are very long.The upper grille is treated with chrome mesh and also has got a long chrome slat above.
Lower grille is also treated with four chrome lines and gets big air intakes.Both the front as well rear skid plates are in silver and they do enhances the looks of the SUV.Also it gets fog lamps whose housing connects the LED DRLs as well.
Sharp character lines are seen on the bonnet as well on the rear fender as well.At the side, you will also notice that A and C pillar are in piano black finish while the B-Pillar comes in black treatment.Side body cladding and wheel cladding not only protects the car but also gives it a stylish look.For the top model, it gets very stunning 17-inch diamond cut alloys.
For the rear section, Mahindra has provided LED tail lights right from the base model.A big rear bumper is provided which houses the reflectors, rear parking sensors and silver skid plates.Other than this, spoiler is seen with high mount stop lamp.
Overall, the design of the SUV is very premium and it looks very balanced.This was about the design of the SUV now let’s get inside.
No doubt, the cabin of XUV300 is the most premium in the segment.With high quality materials, the interior of the sub-compact SUV is both plush as well as upmarket.Piano black accents can be seen on the power window system while the power window controls and steering controls are finished in aluminium finish which are of fine quality.
Dual tone dashboard works very well.Beige roof further makes the car more roomy while the seats are finished in high quality leather upholstery.For the lower trims, Mahindra is offering fabric upholstery for seats.Even leather is seen on the door pad and the front armrest as well.
Comfort and Convenience
The front seats of XUV 300 offers excellent lumber support, back support.These seats hold you very well and are highly cushioned as well.For the second row passengers, XUV300 gets all three adjustable headrests which is a great move.Since the back seats are slightly reclined, it provides you relaxed drive as well.
For the rear occupants, there is loads of headroom and more than adequate legroom.Yes, it is one of the spacious cabin in the segment.
Now lets move towards practicality.How this SUV performs in practicality?It gets a number of storage spaces includes front armrest, all four bottle holders.Space is also provided near the handbrake.Glovebox is also big enough to accommodate a number of items.Mahindra has also provided smart storage area above the glovebox as well.
USB charging sockets are provided along with cabin as well as boot lamp for convenience.Even the keyring is also illuminated for better visibility at night.Without any single doubt, Mahindra XUV300 scores full makes when it comes to premium cabin and practicality.
Safety and Security
Top notch safety features are offered in XUV300.Mahindra has not only equipped the top-end trim of XUV300 with class leading safety features but even the base models of the vehicle is loaded with tons of features.
For starters, it offers Dual Frontal Airbags, ABS with EBD, All 4 disc brakes, Child seat anchors, Collapsible steering and side intrusion beam, Seatbelt reminder for co driver, Corner braking control, Speed sensing auto door lock, Impact sensing auto door unlock, High mount stop lamp, Immobilizer, Panic braking signal, Passenger airbag deactivation switch, Central locking and Front seatbelt with pre tensioner and load limiter.These features are offered from W4 variant.
The W8 Optional trim comes with 7 Airbags, Front Parking Sensors, Heated ORVMs, 3 point seatbelt for middle seat in 2nd row, 2nd row seatbelt reminder, Auto dimming IRVM, ESP, Roll Over Mitigation, Hill Start Assist, Front and Rear Fog Lamps, Rear Demister, Auto Headlamps, Rear Camera with guidelines.
Mahindra XUV300 has entered a very competitive segment.It takes on the some of the tough rivals including Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza who is currently the segment king, Ford Ecosport, Honda WR-V, Tata Nexon.This segment will further become crowded as Styx by Hyundai, and MG ZS and Kia Niro are ready for their debut in a few months from now also.
|Boot Space||257 L|
|Turning Radius||5.3 m|
|Fuel tank||42 L|
In terms of specifications, it measures 3,995 mm in length, has got a width of 1,821 mm and is 1,617 mm tall.It gets class leading wheelbase of 2,600 mm while the ground clearance of XUV 300 is 180 mm.Turning radius is 5.3 metres while fuel tank capacity is 42 Litres for both petrol and diesel models.
Tyre size is 205/65 R16 Steel Wheels for W4 and W6 variants while both the top variants rides on 215/55 R17 alloys but they are slightly bit different in terms of styling.
Currently, XUV300 doesn’t offer automatic transmission.But as per recent reports, Mahindra will be providing automatic in diesel variant of XUV 300 for a short duration of time.For petrol version, it is expected to come only in 2020.
XUV300 Discounts and Offers
Mahindra XUV300 is a new product by the carmakers.As it a completely new product and high in demand, so no discounts and offers are there for the XUV300.
XUV300 Waiting Period
Aspiring customers can book XUV300 at a token amount of Rs. 5,000.However, it may vary according to the state as well.Before the official release of the car, it has received more than 4,000 bookings and is on a waiting time of around 4 weeks.The deliveries of the car will begin 15th February onwards.
A variety of paint schemes are on offer for the XUV300.It gets single tone as well as dual tone paint job depending upon the variant you choose.
Single Tone Colour options includes:
- Red Race
- Sunburst Orange
- Napoli Black
- Pearl White
- DSat Silver
- Aqua Marine
Dual Tone Colour options includes:
- Red Race with White Roof
- Aqua Marine with White Roof
There are a total of 6 colours including Sunburst Orange, Napoli Black, DSat Silver, Pearl White, Aqua Marine, Red Race.Although all the colours are very appealing and striking but the best colour of XUV300 has to be the Napoli Black.
Dual tone colour options includes white roof with red race as well as aqua marine colour.The dual tone colour is offered only with the top variants.
|W4||Rs. 7,90,000||Rs. 8,49,000|
|W6||Rs. 8,75,000||Rs. 9,30,000|
|W8||Rs. 10,25,000||Rs. 10,80,000|
|W8(O)||Rs. 11,44,000||Rs. 11,99,000|
Price of XUV300 starts from Rs. 7.99 Lakhs for the petrol base model and goes upto Rs. 11.99 Lakhs for the top-end fully loaded diesel W8(O) variant.
|Engine Specs||1.2 L G80 Turbocharged Petrol engine|
|Power||110 BHP @ 5000 RPM|
|Torque||200 NM @ 2000 – 3500 RPM|
|Transmission||6 Speed Manual|
XUV300 comes with a turbocharged 1199 cc G80 petrol engine which generated class leading figures of 110 BHP and 200 NM of torque.This unit is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.The ARAI certified mileage of this unit is 17 kmpl and for better average Mahindra is providing mild hybrid technology.
|Engine Specs||1.5 L D15 Turbocharged Diesel engine|
|Power||115 BHP @ 3750 RPM|
|Torque||300 NM @ 1500 – 2500 RPM|
|Transmission||6 Speed Manual|
Like the petrol one, this diesel unit is highly powerful.This is the same motor seen on the Marazzo.It makes 115 BHP of power @ 3750 RPM and 300 NM @ 1500-2500 RPM.This unit gets 6-speed manual transmission and claimed mileage of 20 kmpl.Mild hybrid tech is provided for high fuel efficiency.
Mahindra XUV300 is a two wheel drive SUV.Both of these engines are BS-IV complaint and will be ready for BS-VI in 2020.Mahindra will also supply the 1.2-litre petrol engine to Ford as a part of their alliance.
Braking and Handling
|Suspension||McPherson Strut with anti-roll bar||Twist Beam with Coil Spring|
For better handling and performance, Mahindra has equipped XUV300 with all four disc brakes which offers good stopping power.Along with this, it gets MacPherson Strut with anti-roll bar suspension and at the rear is Twist Beam suspension with Coil Spring.
|XUV 300 trims||PETROL MT||DIESEL MT|
XUV300 comes in total of four variants in 2019.The range starts from the base trim, W4, W6, W8 and then comes the top-end fully loaded trim, W8(O).All these models comes in option for petrol and diesel manual.
XUV300 W4 Base Model
|Variant Name||1.2 Petrol W4 Base Model|
|Ex-Showroom Price||Rs. 7,90,000|
|On-Road Price||Rs. 8,88,405|
|Variant Name||1.5 Diesel W4 Base Model|
|Ex-Showroom Price||Rs. 8,49,000|
|On-Road Price||Rs. 9,79,464|
*All Prices, Delhi
|FEATURES||Exterior||Interior||Safety||Comfort||Technology, Infotainment and MID|
|205/65 R16 Steel Wheels without Wheel Caps||Black fabric seat upholstery||Dual Front Airbags||60:40 split 2nd row||Smart steering system – Normal, Comfort and Sport Modes|
|Silver top strip on upper grille||Dual tone dashboard||ABS with EBD||Height adjustable front seatbelt||Monochrome infotainment system with BT, AUX, USB, Radio, Smartwatch Connectivity (Diesel only)|
|Black lower grille||Black inside door handles||Corner braking control||Electric tailgate release||Bluesense App (Diesel only)|
|LED tail lamps||All 4 disc brakes||Centre roof lamp||MID – Distance to Empty,Service reminders(diesel only)|
|Body coloured door handles and ORVMs||Child seat anchors||12V accessory socket||Tyre position display|
|Sill and wheel arch cladding||Collapsible steering||Adjustable headrests for all seats in 2nd row|
|Black Front and rear skid plates||Side intrusion beam||Padded front and armrest with storage|
|Seatbelt reminder for co driver||Bottle holder in all 4 doors|
|Front seatbelt with pre tensioner and load limiter||Electrically adjustable ORVMs|
|Speed sensing auto door lock||Driver side power window with express down|
|Impact sensing auto door unlock||Front and rear power windows|
|High mount stop lamp||Extended power window operation|
|Immobilizer||4 speakers (diesel only)|
|Panic braking signal||1 USB port (diesel only)|
|Passenger airbag deactivation switch||1-touch lane change indicator (diesel only)|
|Central locking||Manual ac|
|Variant Name||1.2 Petrol W6|
|Ex-Showroom Price||Rs. 8,75,000|
|On-Road Price||Rs. 9,84,633|
|Variant Name||1.5 Diesel W6|
|Ex-Showroom Price||Rs. 9,30,000|
|On-Road Price||Rs. 10,70,532|
*All Prices, Delhi
|FEATURES||Exterior||Comfort||Technology, Infotainment and MID||Safety|
|16-inch steel wheels with wheel caps||Steering mounted audio and phone controls||7-inch touch screen infotainment system with Bt, aux, usb, in built GPS navigation, smartwatch connectivity, bluesense app||Follow me home and lead me lamp|
|Silver Upper Grille||Adjustable boot floor|
|Black roof rails||4 speakers|
|Door cladding||Key with remote|
|Roof mounted spoiler||1 USB charging port|
|Black front scuff plates|
|Variant Name||1.2 Petrol W8|
|Ex-Showroom Price||Rs. 10,25,000|
|On-Road Price||Rs. 12,00,403|
|Variant Name||1.5 Diesel W8|
|Ex-Showroom Price||Rs. 10,80,000|
|On-Road Price||Rs. 12,90,477|
*All Prices, Delhi
|215/55 R17 alloys||Black plush fabric seat upholstery||ESP||Dual zone automatic temperature control||Micro Hybrid|
|Projector headlamps with LED DRLs||Leather steering and gear knob||Rear parking sensors||2 USB charging points||Android auto and apple CarPlay|
|Chrome upper grille||Piano black door trims||Camera with adaptive guidelines||Rain sensing wipers||Voice command and SMS read out|
|Silver lower grille||Chrome inside door handles||Anti theft alarm||Driver side power window with express up/down with anti-pinch||Supervision cluster (multi-colour illumination) with 3.5-inch TFT screen|
|Silver front and rear skid plates||Warning lamp on front door||Foldable auto ORVMs|
|LED turn indicators on ORVMs||Rear washer + wiper||Push start stop button|
|Rear defogger||Passive keyless entry|
|Front and rear fog lamps||Illuminated boot and glovebox|
|Hill hold assist||2nd row armrest with cupholders|
|Roll over mitigation||Sunglass holder|
|Console roof lamp|
|Illuminated sun visors with vanity mirrors|
|Height adjustable driver seat|
XUV300 W8(O) Top Model
|Variant Name||1.2 Petrol W8(O) Top Model|
|Ex-Showroom Price||Rs. 11,44,000|
|On-Road Price||Rs. 13,36,873|
|Variant Name||1.5 Diesel W8(O) Top Model|
|Ex-Showroom Price||Rs. 11,99,000|
|On-Road Price||Rs. 14,29,922|
*All Prices, Delhi
|Diamond cut 17-inch alloys||Grey leatherette upholstery||Front, side, knee and curtain airbags (7 Airbags)||Electric sunroof with anti-pinch||Tyre Tronics (TPMS)|
|Chrome lower grille||Front parking sensors||Bungee strap for storage (Front Seat Back Newspaper & Magazine Holder)|
|Dual tone roof rails||Heated ORVMs|
|3 point seatbelt for middle seat in 2nd row|
|2nd row seatbelt reminder|
|Auto dimming IRVM|
Most Value For Money Variant
Most value for money feature variant has to be the W8 variant.No doubt all the trims of XUV300 are equally loaded but it is the W8 to go for.If you can extend your budget slight a bit, you can anyway purchase the top end trim.
Mahindra XUV300 is no doubt one of the best SUV in sub-4 metre segment.It comes with tons and tons of features as well as safety equipments.It is ready to set the roads on fire.