The updated version of Mahindra TUV300 sports an array of cosmetic changes and additional safety packages that make it compliant with the new safety regulations.
India’s home-grown automaker, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, in the latest development, has given the TUV300 SUV a new lease of life. The sub-four-metre SUV has been around the market for nearly half a decade but it seems to increasingly lose out to its more modern rivals in the current challenging competition and fails to garner as many sales numbers as the Maruti Vitara Brezza or even the Ford Ecosport do. To rectify the dwindling sales figures of the SUV, Mahindra launched the facelifted TUV300 in the domestic space at the price ranging from Rs 8.38 Lakh for the base T4+ trim to Rs 10.17 Lakh for the top-spec T10 (O) model. That said, prices of the lower variants have been hiked up by Rs 4,000- 12,000 while that of the higher grades remain the same.
The Mahindra TUV300 facelift gets a starting price of around Rs 8.38 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The latest version of TUV300 gets a host of cosmetic changes and interior updates, which give the SUV a bolder and more aggressive look inside-and-out. The major tweaks made to the facelifted Mahindra TUV300 stand at the front and rear ends of the SUV with the newly-built piano black front grille, smoked headlamps and daytime running lights with LED elements, clear-lens tail lamps treatment, a skid plate, roof-mounted spoiler and an X-shaped spare wheel wrap painted in metallic grey. The cabin, under the exquisite craftsmanship of Mahindra-owned legendary Pininfarina design house, now rolls out a more premium feel thanks to the inclusion of upmarket features with new silver accents. It has been kitted out with a new 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system compatible with GPS navigation, steering-mounted telephony and audio controls, faux leatherette upholstery and static bending lights, etc.
The 2019 TUV300 (facelift) sports some massive changes on the outside while the interior has been updated with more advanced fitments.
The 2019 Mahindra TUV300 is currently the only ladder frame model in the sub-four-metre SUV big family in India. In an attempt to further upscale the overall safety of the vehicle, Mahindra equips the facelifted TUV300 with a bunch of important safety features such as driver side airbag, anti-lock braking system (ABS), front seatbelt reminder, high-speed warning system, rear parking sensors and more.
On the mechanical front, the 2019 Mahindra TUV300 (facelift) retains the outgoing 100 PS/ 240 Nm 1.5-litre mHawk100 three-cylinder diesel engine which is connected with a 5-speed manual transmission. The less powerful 1.5-litre diesel that charged out 80 hp of max power, and the Ricardo-derived automated manual gearbox are no longer available.