The fact that Mahindra removed the TUV300 and TUV300 Plus from its official website indicates that these cars have been discontinued in India.
Mahindra has already upgraded most of its cars with BS6-ready engines, except for the Mahindra TUV300 and TUV300 Plus. While there’s no indication of the BS6 updates for the compact SUV, Mahindra has recently removed the TUV300 and TUV300 Plus from its official website, which indicates that these cars could have been discontinued from the brand’s lineup, at least temporarily.
Mahindra first launched the TUV300 in India back in 2015, probably marking the introduction of the brand’s first tank-built compact SUV in the country. However, ever since its launch, the Mahindra TUV300, with its boxy silhouette, never garnered huge attention among the buyers. In late last year, the home-grown carmaker gave the TUV300 a mild update that boasts of some subtle design changes and additional features.
The Mahindra TUV300 draws the power from a sole 1.5-litre diesel engine option, producing 100 BHP of max power and 240 Nm of max torque. It comes coupled with either a five-speed MT or automatic transmission.
It was in May this year that we possibly saw the BS6-compliant test mule of the TUV300 plying on the Indian roads. Besides, a new three-row version of the TUV300 Plus was spotted during its running trials in India as well. So, we are yet to confirm if Mahindra is going to re-launch the TUV300 and TUV300 Plus in an all-new guise or pull the plug on those cars as they just realized that upgrading the vehicles in BS6 avatar won’t make sense.
Already, Mahindra & Mahindra has phased out the NuvoSport from its portfolio. We predict that the Mahindra TUV300 as well as its larger version, TUV300 Plus could be the next vehicles to face the axe. Do note that in the compact SUV segment, the Mahindra XUV300 is selling in better numbers and rings the cash counter for the brand.