Mahindra is going to enlarge the company’s XUV300 range further with the introduction of the XUV300 AMT that is aimed to take on the likes of Maruti Vitara Brezza and Tata Nexon in the current market.
In a bid to strive on the fast-growing sub-four-metre SUV space, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd launched the all-new XUV300 in the Indian market at the price starting from Rs 7.90 Lakh (ex-showroom) last Valentine’s day (February 14). It has come in the context in which the outgoing Mahindra TUV300 seems to fail to garner more attention from the car enthusiasts. To the point of that, the introduction of Mahindra XUV300 totally hit it big in the auto space as it reported more than 9,200 units sold within one month and a half right from the launch and continuously outnumbers the hot-selling Honda WR-V and Ford Ecosport regarding the sales figures.
The Mahindra XUV300 AMT was caught testing on the roads last month.
In order to keep this euphoric momentum, the gigantic home-grown carmaker intends to launch the AMT version of the XUV300 in India soon. There is a batch of spy images emerged online in recent days showing that the automatic version of XUV300 is fully ready for its India launch.
From the visual bits, the Mahindra XUV300 AMT will carry over its aesthetical packages from the regular model and of course, the biggest change on the XUV300 AMT will lie under the bonnet. Initially, the AMT version of monocoque SUV is expected to come with a diesel variant only in order to help it rival the similar models of Tata Nexon or Maruti Suzuki which both offer the diesel-automatic combination now.
Back to the regular Mahindra XUV300, the SUV gets the power from a 1.2-litre turbocharged gasoline engine good for 110 PS of power and 200 Nm while another 1.5-litre 4-cylinder diesel unit developing 115 PS and 300 Nm of torque. Both the mills are mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. With the AMT is in the pipeline, the prices of the new SUV is expected to climb up at a marginal level.