The previous month, it was reported that Mahindra TUV300 will get a facelifted version in 2019. Now, it is confirmed that the company is working on the new version of TUV300 which is expected to be released next year. After recording a surprising decrease in the sales of TUV300, it was essential for the company to update the model with the latest technologies to stay in the automotive market.
The model was introduced three years back and since then, it has not been updated. Although, it has now become difficult to compete against the current rivals in the SUV range in the Indian market. In the previous year, the company managed to sell only 2,000 unit/ month of the SUV so, they also released a nine-seat TUV300 Plus in the market which didn’t score a remarkable sales increase.
Mahindra has been spied testing the next-gen TUV300 on Chennai roads in a bold and strong appearance. The spy shot reveals that the car gets latest spare wheel housing, all-new alloy wheels, and X-shaped wheel case. The company has updated the build quality of the SUV which is now strong and robust that is developed as per the latest crash test standards which will come into impact from October 2019.
In the front, the SUV is equipped with a new grille and bumper with chrome detailing. The new model will be taller with extended pillars. It is outfitted with rectangular headlamps highlighting new LEDs and boxy fog lamps. In terms of safety features, the vehicle can include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensors, seat belt reminder, speed sensing door lock and speed alert warning system as standard.
The cabin is more spacious and gets a twin-shade combination of beige and black. The top spec variant might come with a touchscreen infotainment system which supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Moreover, it can include the basic features like cruise control, panoramic sunroof, electrically adjustable ORVMs, standard glovebox, IRVM, and rear AC vents.
The ongoing Mahindra TUV300 draws power from a 1.5-litre mHawk100 four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine which makes 100 bhp of max power and 240 Nm of peak torque. The engine is combined with a 5-speed manual transmission and a 5-speed AMT on offer. The facelifted version of the SUV will be introduced with somewhat higher figures, but the company has not yet confirmed the report. It is expected to get a price tag of Rs. 8.34 lakh for the standard variant and Rs. 11 lakh for top specs variant.
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