The Compact SUV S201 christened as XUV300 has been in the list of most awaited vehicle and now Mahindra has finally opened the bookings for the upcoming SUV which is slated to launch this year in February. Mahindra has clocked good numbers in SUV market. however, the compact SUV segment has been struggling point for the Indian automotive giant.

With the launch of the XUV300, Mahindra is hoping to gain the momentum in the most loved segment of Indian customers – “Compact SUV”. The upcoming SUV is packed with some segment first features like 7 air bags, all wheel disc brakes, dual zone auto climate control, front parking sensors and steering modes. The Indian customers are already been waiting for the SUV and the SUV is expected to attract a lot of buyers. Following the booking being open, the SUV is expected to make good numbers is the early days of its launch.

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Mahindra XUV300 Booking Opens. To Be Priced between 8 to 12 Lakhs
Mahindra XUV300 Booking Opens. To Be Priced between 8 to 12 Lakhs

The SUV will come powered with a 1.2 litre petrol mill, producing 200 Nm of torque and a 1.5 litre diesel burner with 300 Nm of peak torque. The power figures are yet to be revealed. We expect the petrol 1.2L to produce 115 HP while the diesel is expected to be 125 HP. The compact SUV will be offered in four variants – W4, W6, W8 and W8 (O).

Well, said to that the pricing has to be bang on and Mahindra seems to be going towards the correct direction. On the pricing point, not much has been revealed, keeping it exclusive for the launch day. The price is expected to between 8 to 12 lakhs and if this comes out to be the actual figures, Mahindra would be banging right to the bolt. The prices are comparatively higher to its rival. However, considering the features and safety equipments comes on board with the SUV, the price is acceptable.

Mahindra Working On Electric XUV300 - Codenamed S210

Veejay Ram Nakra, Chief of Sales & Marketing, M&M Ltd. said “The XUV300 is a very exciting & comprehensive package that will compete with SUVs in the Rs. 8-12 Lakh (ex-showroom) price range. The XUV300 promises not just the most fun-to-drive performance in the segment, but also first-in-class hi-tech features & best-in-class safety. Its 7 airbags are the highest number offered on any 5-seater, not just in the Compact SUV segment, but also in the mid-size sedan segment. Segment-first features such as Dual-zone Fully Automatic Climate Control and Front Parking Sensors are thoughtful new features keeping consumer expectations in mind. We are certain that the XUV300 will help us redefine the growing Compact SUV segment in India.”

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