Here's a life-like rendering of upcoming Mahindra TUV300 facelift, which is all set to be launched soon in the Indian market.
Mahindra TUV300 is one of the very-few ladder-frame SUVs that measure under 4m in length. However, it isn’t the best looking car out there in the market. Currently, it is not on sale as it fails to comply with new emission norms. But, Mahindra is working on the TUV300 facelift, which will feature a BS-6 compliant power plant and updated styling. It is expected to go on sale by the end of this year. But, what it will look like with the mid-cycle update? Our in-house rendering specialist - Shoeb R. Kalania, has come up with his illustration after going through a lot of spy shots. His digital rendering showcases the front facet of the upcoming Mahindra TUV300 facelift, which surely looks smart.
In the above rendering, the TUV300 facelift gets a new bumper that gets redesigned fog lamp housings and air dam. The squared-off design theme seen earlier is now gone, as the new fog lamp housings boast of more angles than ever. So is the case with the recesses and creases on the front bumper. On the lower-end, it now gets darker and cleaner-looking scuff plate. The radiator grille is now longer than that seen on the outgoing model.
The 6-slat grille lends the SUV’s face with much-required elegance. The headlamp units are re-designed as well. They now get XUV500-like LED DRLs, which merge with the chrome bar that is fixed right beneath the bonnet. In summation, the front facet of the TUV300 facelift surely packs in a lot of maturity and cohesiveness than that of the outgoing model. With the update, the TUV300 is expected to boats of some slight changes on the sides and on the rear.
Powering the TUV300 facelift will be the same 1.5L turbocharged diesel engine that develops a peak power output of 100 PS and max torque of 240 Nm. But, it will comply with BS-6 emission norms. There will be two gearbox options on offer – 5-speed MT and 5-speed AMT. Talking of the suspension, the TUV300 facelift will continue with the dual-wishbones with coil-overs at the front and a solid axle at the rear. Prices for the TUV300 facelift will start at around Rs. 8.5 lakh.