Mahindra officially unveiled the all-new XUV300 earlier this month. At the time of the digital unveiling, the brand also announced that the compact crossover will go on sale in February 2019 and now, we can confirm that the company’s dealers have unofficially started taking bookings.
According to our sources, Mahindra dealers have started accepting orders for a booking amount ranging between Rs 10,000 to Rs 12,000. The XUV300 shares its platform with the SsangYong Tivoli which is sold in multiple global markets. According to Mahindra, the Tivoli is among the safest SUVs in Korea, receiving a Grade 1 safety award from the 2015 Korean NCAP.
The XUV300 will be offered with both petrol and diesel drivetrain options. It is likely to be offered with a 1.5-litre 100bhp diesel as well as a turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol engine, thus taking on the likes of the Tata Nexon and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. Besides the usual list of creature comforts, the XUV300 will be loaded with quite a few segment-first features. The top-spec variant, in fact, will get seven airbags, a dual-zone climate control and disc brakes for all four wheels. The XUV300 will also come with 17-inch alloy wheels, a touchscreen infotainment system, electrically foldable mirrors and a comprehensive MID screen between the dials.
Besides the manual, the XUV300 will also get an automatic version at a later stage. The automatic is expected to be the same AMT unit sourced from Ricardo which is used for the TUV300. It will be launched in mid-February, with prices ranging between Rs 8 lakhs to Rs 12 lakhs