Mahindra has announced that the Bookings for their XUV300 Compact SUV are now officially open. Customers can now book the Compact SUV at Mahindra Dealerships across India and at the official brand website. However, few dealers have been accepting unofficial bookings since last month.
Scheduled for a Launch in Mid-February 2019, the Mahindra XUV300 will be available in 3 variants – W4, W6 & W8. In addition, the XUV300 will also come with an option pack variant – W8 (O) – which would have additional technology and safety features. The company claims that the XUV300 will compete against the likes of Compact SUVs that are priced in the Rs 8 to Rs 12 lakh range.
Seeing the Official Images of the Mahindra XUV300, one can see that the new Compact SUV borrows its design and styling from the bigger XUV500. Features like headlamps integrating with the fog lamps forming a Cheetah-like tear-duct with the pronounced wheel arches are clearly inspired from the muscular haunches of the Cheetah.
Talking about the Interior, the new baby SUV will offer segment-first features like Dual-zone Fully Automatic Climate Control & Front Parking Sensors. The SUV will also get touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. The XUV300 will offer best-in-class width & the longest wheelbase creating ample space inside its cabin to comfortably seat 5 adults. Other feature Highlights include stylish dual-tone dashboard, rear parking camera, premium leatherette seats and an electric sunroof.
The Compact SUV will offer 7 airbags, including a knee airbag for the driver in the Range Topping Model while ABS with EBD and dual airbags are standard on all variants. The Baby SUV will also offer disc brakes on all 4 wheels as standard.
The new model will offer segment-leading torque of 300 Nm for the 1.5L Diesel engine & 200 Nm for the 1.2L Petrol engine. While the power figures haven’t been revealed, the baby SUV will offer 6-speed manual gearbox as standard, while an automatic option could be introduced later.
Veejay Ram Nakra, Chief of Sales & Marketing, M&M Ltd. said “The XUV300 is a very exciting & comprehensive package that will compete with SUVs in the Rs.8-12 Lakh (ex-showroom) price range. The XUV300 promises not just the most fun-to-drive performance in the segment, but also first-in-class hi-tech features & best-in-class safety. Its 7 airbags are the highest number offered on any 5-seater, not just in the Compact SUV segment, but also in the mid-size sedan segment. Segment-first features such as Dual-zone Fully Automatic Climate Control and Front Parking Sensors are thoughtful new features keeping consumer expectations in mind. We are certain that the XUV300 will help us redefine the growing Compact SUV segment in India.”