Mahindra XUV300 Compact SUV Spotted Testing Again

by Mohammed Burman | 06/12/2018
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The Mahindra XUV300 compact SUV, also known as the S201, has been spotted testing again, disclosing its robust exterior and premium interior.

Mahindra is preparing for the launch of the Mahindra XUV300 in the first quarter of next year. The official name of the car, which has been rumoured to be Mahindra Inferno, had been scheduled to be announced on December 1st 2018, but it has been delayed due to “unavoidable circumstances”.

The Mahindra XUV300 has been tested across the highways and mountains in India, including the highest motorable roads at Ladakh and Khardung La in Leh. It was recently caught sight of on a state highway, unveiling most of its appearance with a high ground clearance, tall body posture, machine cut two-tone alloys and a premium cabin.

Built on the same platform that underpins the SsangYong Tivoli, Mahindra XUV300 will also come with exterior features such as

  • LED daytime running lamps projector integrated with projector headlamps

  • Roof rails

  • Flared wheel arches integrated on the black-machined-finished 16-inch alloy wheels

  • LED tail lamps

  • Reflectors on the two sides of the new bumper

  • Highly-positioned stop lamp

  • Raked rear windshield

Mahindra XUV300 exterior spied

The Mahindra XUV300 will have a robust appearance

In terms of the interior, the 5-seater compact SUV will feature a cabin with dual-tone black-and –beige-colour paint scheme. The vehicle will offer spacious legroom in the rear, which can comfortably accommodate three adult passengers. Other interior features include

  • Newly-designed leather-wrapped 3-spoke driving wheel

  • 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system which supports Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, USB and AUX as well as reverse camera connectivity

  • Electrically adjustable wing mirrors

  • Automatic dimming IRVMs

  • Two-zone AT temperature control

  • Armrest in the centre with storage

  • Autocruise

  • Panoramic sunroof

  • Disc brakes in the rear

Expected safety feature list includes

  • 7 Airbags

  • ABS with EBD

  • Emergency brake assist

  • Dynamic stability control

  • Parking camera in the rear

  • Hill hold control

Mahindra XUV300 interior spied

The Mahindra XUV300 will offer a cabin which is equipped with an impressive list of high-end features

Image source: GaadiWaadi

In regard to engine and performance, the XUV300 will be powered by a 1.5L 4-cylinder diesel motor, which can generate a max power of 123PS at 3,500rpm and a peak torque of 300Nm at 1,750-2,500rpm. The transmission duties will be undertaken by a 6-speed MT and AMT unit. The compact SUV is also available with a 1.2L turbo petrol motor, but no information about the power and torque output as well as the transmission has been disclosed up to now.

Mahindra XUV300 Engine Types Max Power  Peak Torque  Transmission
 1.5L 4-cylinder diesel   123PS at 3,500 rpm

 300Nm at 1,750-2,500rpm

 6-speed MT and AMT

 1.2L turbo petrol

 N/A  N/A  N/A

When launched in India, the Mahindra XUV300 is expected to be priced in the range of Rs 7 lakh to 10 lakh, taking on the likes of Tata Nexon and Maruti Brezza.

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