Mahindra XUV300 bookings open; launch in mid-February

Mahindra officially revealed the all-new XUV300 earlier this month. At the time of the digital unveiling, the brand also declared that the compact crossover will go on sale in 2019 February and now, we can confirm that the firm dealers have unofficially started taking bookings.

According to our sources, Mahindra dealers have begun accepting orders for a booking amount ranging between Rs 10,000 to Rs 13,000. The XUV300 shares its platform with the Ssang Yong Tivoli which is sold in different international markets. According to Mahindra, the Tivoli is among the best SUVs in Korea, getting a Grade one safety prize from the Korean NCAP 2015.

The XUV300 will be offered with both diesel and petrol drivetrain choices. It is likely to be offered with a 1.5-litre hundred bhp diesel as well as 1.2 turbocharged liter petrol engine, thus tanking on the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Tata Nexon. Besides the usual list of artistic comforts, the XUV300 will be loaded with a pretty a few segment-first specs. The top-feature variant, actually, will get 7 air bags, a twin-zone climate control and disc brakes for all 4 wheels. The XUV300 will also appear with 17-inch alloy wheels, electrically foldable mirrors, a touchscreen infotainment system and a comprehensive MID display between the dials.

The design of the Mahindra XUV300 takes its cue from larger XUV500 in terms of headlamp shape and the feature tear duct lines. The shoulder liner and squared-off bonnet is complemented with Mahindra chrome-finished grille and LED daytime light running. Similar to the Tivoli, the XUV300 gets a flared wheel arches design but at the rear, the tail lights are fully new. Matched to the wrap around design viewed on the Tivoli, the XUV300 gets an LED tail lights which look new and gets an extremely Western design. The 5-spoke 17-inch designer wheels gels well with the full stance of the XUV300.

The cabin of Baby XUV is motivated directly from the Tivoli with a hint of Mahindra’s elements at all the best locations. The upright center console gets a linked touchscreen infotainment system. The upright stance of the UXV300 provides a commanding seating place to the UXV300, claims Mahindra. The twin-tone cabin gets  top-gloss aluminium and black silver elements all around.

Besides the manual, the XUV300 will also obtain a mechanical version at a later level. The mechanical is guessed to be the same AMT unit sourced from Ricardo which is used for the TUV300. It will be released in mid-February, which prices ranging between eight lakhs to Rs twelve lakhs.