It has been reported that the Maharashtra Police will be provided with 100 units of TUV300 by the Mahindra company. Some spy images recently found on the net shows TUV300 SUVs in a yard painted with red, yellow and blue decals.
The TUV300 was launched in 2015 by the Mahindra. It falls in the butch looking, ladder frame equipped, compact SUV segment, with a rear wheel driven layout. The Maharashtra Police is going to use the T4+ trim of the car, which will draw its power from the 1.5 litre , 3 cylinder, twin scroll turbocharged diesel engine, which offers a power of 84 bhp and 230 Nm of torque or 99 bhp power and 240 Nm of torque. It is reported that the police vehicles will offer the lower power as it reaches the 230 Nm torque at a lower rpm than the 240 Nm torque. This will enable the SUV to churn out the power quicker. Although both manual and automatic transmission is available for the TUV300, the police department will get a 5 speed manual transmission system as standard. The SUV reaches the 100 kmph mark in 19 seconds and has a better street presence than any other vehicle. The Mahindra Bolero had the honour to serve the Maharashtra Police until now. The TUV300 gives a city mileage of 11.4 kmpl and a highway mileage of 15.5 kmpl. Satish Mathur, Director General of Police, gave a statement, that the Government wanted to enhance technology in police force and opted to include the TUV300 in it, while receiving the vehicles.
Eco mode,Dual airbags,ABS with EBD, ISOFIX mounts,tilt adjustment and power steering are a few of the features that will be given in the SUVs provided to the police department. The SUV has been a rival to the cars like Ford EcoSport, Maruti Vitara Brezza and Tata Nexon. So, in all regards the Mahindra TUV300 is a fine replacement for the Mahindra Bolero, and we hope that the SUV will do just fine in the police fleet. The interiors might get a slight touch of modification depending on the necessity of the Maharashtra Police.