“Bulky” would be the first word that comes to your mind at the first look of the new Mahindra TUV300 – inspired by a battle tank
1. Mahindra TUV300 2017 India Review - Quick Sketches
“Bulky” would be the first word that comes to your mind at the first look of the new Mahindra TUV300 – inspired by a battle tank. And if there is anything to talk about its look per se, chances are it’s not flattering. But this home-grown car of Mahindra comes with its own assets, which together form a very neat and attractive package. Yes! It’s always about the budget, the majority of us are not made of money, obviously.
To put it briefly, roomy space is one of the first things to be noticed about this SUV. Being more specific, 7 adults (including the driver) can be fit in the spacious cabin with no complaint, the only problem is the lack of seatbelts. Two front airbags, ABS and EBD go as standard at all versions. when it comes to vibration, NVH can be a bit of a disappointment, which in turn can sometimes be easily felt by cabin occupants. The 1.5-litre diesel engine maintains stability at low speed but shows struggle above 100km/h mark.
2. Mahindra TUV300 2017 India Review - On the Outside
The battle tank-inspired look sure does attract a lot of attention out of curiosity. That said, the TUV300 by no means fit the majority’s taste
In the spotlight of the front end is the chunky chrome-trimmed grille inserted with headlamp clusters on both sides, alongside the chrome-garnished foglamps getting their places at the front bumper. Mahindra TUV300 indeed draws to itself a great amount of inquisitiveness aroused by its sharp-cornered design, which is quite a matter of personal preference. The wheelset, for some reason, funnily stands out thanks to the wheels’ puny size in proportion to the vehicle as a whole. The manufacturer, of course, did notice this cosmetic defect. They promptly gave the car’s rear part a boost in the body frame, which proves to work out well with the overall look of the car.
Undersized wheels are the tradeoff for the generous gap between wheel arches and the wheels themselves
And to atone for such aesthetic shortcoming, the back end’s frame sees a big enlarging amendment, which excellently complements the overall look of the car
3. Mahindra TUV300 2017 India Review - On the Inside
The restyled dashboard will definitely impress you with its layout, with the black centre part emerging on the beige background
The interior design doesn’t have much to brag about but sure is elegant in its simplicity. Black details and beige background work perfectly together to give the interior an upper-class touch. The instrument cluster, as well as the steering wheel, are coal black coated, in contrast with the elegant beige setting. It’s no exaggeration to say that this is one of the most eye-catching dashboard designs Mahindra have to offer. At top of the instrument cluster are the two A/C vents. Following down we have the double DIN stereo system that is installed with Bluetooth, AUX and USB connectivity. Speaking of comfort, the two front seats alone go with armrests and headrests for all 7 seats.
The mutual design for the steering wheel of all Mahindra cars can be observed without difficulty here. The new-designed steering wheel offers a tight grip and is pleasant to wield. By extension, the silver-embellished one, giving off a premium feel, features in the top-spec models as well. The tachometer along with speedometer of the digital dash also get chrome surround. The manufacturer sure has had no financial hesitation in using chrome for decoration. Furthermore, driver's seat height is adjustable, and front occupants also benefit from the armrests and lumbar cushioning.
Covering for upholstery is of decent quality, though nothing much to talk about. Dual airbags for front occupants and anti-lock braking system come as standard across all variants.
The new-designed steering wheel offers a tight grip and is pleasant to wield
4. Mahindra TUV300 2017 India Review - Engine
As a matter of fact, the mHawk 100 turbocharged diesel engine appears at all variants of the TUV300. Prior to the emergence of this model, only vehicles of the top-spec of this SUV were powered by the more powerful 1.5 liter-3 cylinder twin-scroll turbocharger equipped engine, which generates 100 bhp of power and 240 Nm of torque. Cars in the lower spec of the SUV did have the same engine, though produce humbler outputs of 84 Bhp-230 Nm. In addition to that, the vehicle carries on to be rear wheel driven, and transmission for option remains the same with the 5-speed manual and AMT.
Prior to the emergence of this model, only vehicles of the top-spec of this SUV were powered by the more powerful 1.5 liter-3 cylinder twin-scroll turbocharger equipped engine
5. Mahindra TUV300 2017 India Review - Color Options
The Hyundai Verna 2018 is available with seven different colors, including:
All of the colors of Mahindra TUV300 2017
6. Mahindra TUV300 2017 India Review - Prices and Variants
The base model T4 + variant of the TUV300 sell at the price of Rs. 8.12 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi. The manufacturer has also rearranged the variants of the TUV300, with the T4 variant being cropped out of the picture. Going into details, the SUV will now be released in T4+ T6+, T8, T8 AMT, T8 Dual tone, T10, T10 AMT, T10 Dual Tone and T10 AMT Dual Tone variants. To sum it up, there have been nine variants in total offered by Mahindra so far, along with seven colour options: Bold Black, Pearl White, Dynamo Red, Molten Orange, Majestic Silver, Red Black and Silver Black.
The two rear seats of the last row could absolutely use more cushioning for the sake of passengers’ comfort
Other features worth attention here include a driver information system, a voice messaging system, and keyless entry system. Standard safety package strictly consists of a collapsible steering column, anti-intrusion bar, a seat belt reminder warning light, an automatic door lock and an electronic immobiliser. The SUV offers seven seats, which include two rear seats in the third row.
Rs. 8.26 Lakh
Rs. 8.83 Lakh
Rs. 9.54 Lakh
mHAWK100 T8 Dual Tone
mHAWK100 T8 AMT
T10 Dual Tone
T10 AMT Dual Tone
7. Mahindra TUV300 2017 India Review - Detail Specs
Mahindra TUV 300 2017 Specs India
Engine and Transmission
1.5-litre 100bhp mHawk 100 diesel Engine
Suspension and Brake
Front: Double Wishbone
Rear: Rigid Axle Multi LInk
Dimensions and Capacity
Overall Dimension (W x L x H)
1835mm x 3995mm x 1826mm
Steering Wheel and Tyres
Alloy Wheel Size
Anti-Lock Braking System
Child Safety Locks
Passenger/ Driver Airbag
Passenger Side Rear View Mirror
Seat Belt Warning
Engine Check Warning
Brake Energy Regeneration Technology
Auto Door Lock While Driving
Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank
Power Windows- (Front/ Rear)
Low Fuel Warning Light
Accessory Power Outlet
Centre Fascia Moulded
Twin Pod Instrument Cluster
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