Tuesday, December 6

Mahindra XUV300 TurboSport launched. Prices start at INR 10.35 lakh (esp)

Mahindra has launched the XUV300 TurboSport with a new 1.2-litre T-GDi turbo-petrol motor which is the highest-spec powertrain available with the XUV300, topping the existing 1.2 turbo-petrol and 1.5 diesel engines. Prices for the  XUV300 TurboSport range between INR 10.35 lakh-12.90 lakh (ex-showroom, India).  This new motor has been made available on the higher three trims of the XUV300 – W6, W8 and W8(O).

Powering the XUV300 TurboSport is a 1.2-litre mStallion TGDi engine that puts out 128 BHP @ 5,000 rpm and 230 Nm @ 1,500-3,750 rpm. It is said to enable the SUV to sprint from 0-60 km/h in 5 seconds. The engine is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission

The XUV300 also gets a mild-hybrid start-stop system to further improve fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions, and Mahindra claims that this new engine has a fuel economy of 18.2kpl.

In terms of design, the front fascia gets a new gloss black grille with red inserts, while the chrome elements on the central air intake on the front bumper have been finished in red. It also gets Mahindra’s new Twin Peaks logo and blacked out wing mirrors.

Mahindra is also offering four new colour options, including dual-tone bronze with black roof, white with black roof and black with white roof, along with the bronze as a monotone option as well.

On the inside, the dual-tone black and beige interior theme has been swapped with an all-black theme that’s contrasted with silver accents on the dashboard, centre console and steering wheel. It also gets new chrome finished pedals.

As for features, the top-spec W8(O) trims of the XUV300 continues to come equipped with an electric sunroof, projector headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lamps, 16-inch alloys, dual-zone climate control, 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, auto headlamps and wipers and leatherette upholstery. Safety features include 6 airbags, front and rear parking sensor, all-wheel disc brakes and ESP with hill start assist.

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