Mahindra launched the XUV300 exactly a month ago on 14th February 2019. And after a month Mahindra reached some interesting figures to talk about. It has surpassed 13,000 bookings in one month and more than 2.5 lakh people enquired about it.
The XUV300 starts at INR 7.90 Lakhs (ex-showroom) for the base petrol variant, the W4. The top of the line W8 costs about 10.8 Lakhs. Due to the great response waiting time has also gone up to 2 or 3 weeks. In fact, the XUV300 is the second best selling SUV from Mahindra after the Bolero. Comparing to its rivals XUV300 is right behind the Tata Nexon.
Veejay Ram Nakra, Chief of Sales & Marketing, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, “We are extremely happy with the overwhelming response to the XUV300. In a highly competitive segment such as the Compact SUV, we have received over 13,000 bookings and in the very first month itself, we have entered into the top 3. This is in-line with our objective of achieving a 15 to 20% share of this segment and reaffirms the fact that the XUV300 proposition has resonated well with the customers. Which is also encouraging is that over 75% of our bookings are for the top end variants of the XUV300.”
Based on the S2 Platform which is the same X100 platform that underpins the Ssangyong Tivoli though it is reworked to meet Indian specifications. The XUV300 measures 3995 x 1821 x 1617 mm (LxWxH). Being the widest SUV in its segment and has the longest wheelbase of 2600 mm.
The exterior looks very mature with the slim grille up front housing chrome inserts and unique LED DRLs design. It gets many segment’s first features in the interior. Like Dual-zone fully-automatic climate controls, Front parking sensors, Smart steering system with comfort, normal and sports modes, heated ORVMs, and 7 Airbags.
Apart from these, it gets an electric sunroof, 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, four disc brakes, a height adjustable driver’s seat and height adjustable front seat belts, push-button start, a tyre pressure monitor, a tyre position display, a reverse camera, auto-dimming IRVM, automatic headlamps and wipers, electrically folding and adjustable wing mirrors, cruise control ! Now that’s lots of features. 17-inch diamond cut alloys are on offer in the top end variant.
Powering the baby XUV is a 1.2 litre, 4 cylinder turbo petrol motor churning out 110 BHP at 5,000 rpm & 200 Nm of torque at 2000-3500 rpm. And a 1.5 Litre diesel engine which offers 115 BHP at 3,750 rpm and 300 Nm of torque at 1500 – 2500 rpm. Both the engines are mated to a 6-speed a manual gearbox. Mahindra is very soon planning to bring in the AMT gearbox. It rivals with the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon and Ford Ecosport.
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