Mahindra has recently launched the petrol AMT version of the XUV300 to add more variety. Today we have got our hands on one and its diesel-powered counterpart for a 0-100 acceleration test.
The Mahindra XUV300 has the highest combined safety ratings from Global NCAP crash tests for a vehicle from an Indian manufacturer. It has the maximum possible 5-stars in adult safety and 4 stars in child safety protection. Add to that it is a very all-rounded offering from Mahindra with a spacious and comfortable cabin, loaded to the brim with features, flexibility in powertrain choices, and eye-catching prices, it makes a very convincing case for itself to the buyer. The XUV300 competes in the rapidly growing and highly competitive compact SUV segment, having the likes of the recently launched Renault Kiger and Nissan Magnite as fresh rivals while the Hyundai Venue and the Maruti Vitara Brezza are the segment leaders. To add more variety in choosing the XUV300, Mahindra has launched an AMT version of the petrol-powered model. Today we have got one to test its 0-100 kmph acceleration time, and we have the diesel-powered AMT as well to see how it fares against its sibling.
As you’ll see in the video, we’ve got both petrol and diesel-powered models of the Mahindra XUV300 with the AMT gearbox. Both vehicles will get three runs to post the fastest 0-100 kmph times to get an accurate representation. The XUV300 Petrol AMT posts a 14.20 second first run to 100 kmph, the diesel AMT doing the same at 16.22 seconds. For the second run, the petrol AMT reaches 100 kmph in 13.95 seconds while the diesel AMT takes 15.75 seconds to 100 kmph. Third and final time around, both models posts their fastest 0-100 kmph times, the petrol AMT taking 13.83 seconds while the oil-burner takes 15.32 seconds. The petrol AMT of the XUV300 was on overage 1.5 – 2 seconds quicker to 100 kmph compared to its diesel counterpart. However, you’ll notice when watching the video that there’s a considerable delay from the AMT gearbox when shifting through the ratios. We have a gut feeling that the manual gearbox version of both the petrol and diesel XUV300 will be quicker to 100 kmph.
The petrol Mahindra XUV300 is powered by a 1.2-litre turbo-petrol which makes 110 PS of peak power and best-in-class torque figures of 200 Nm. The oil-burner is a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel which churns out max power and torque figures 120 PS and 300 Nm, respectively. Prices for the AMT variants of the XUV300 range from Rs 9.95 lakh to Rs 12.55 lakh, ex-showroom.