Techlekh - Cheetah-inspired Mahindra XUV300 Launch Confirmed for NADA Auto Show 2019!
- by Jubindra K.C
You don’t need me to point out the symbolic popularity behind the name, “Mahindra”. It is one of the most preferred and reliable auto manufacturers in Nepal. Known for its superior build and simple design, Mahindra has even become a household name. Don’t believe me? Well, Mahindra Scorpio is one of the best-selling SUVs in recent times. Why? It packs everything you might need from an SUV, and then some more.
Get ready to add another one on the list! Agni Group, the official distributors of Mahindra vehicles in Nepal, has announced its intention to launch the all-new Mahindra XUV 300. This brings the XUV line up to three models, that includes the likes of XUV 500 and XUV 700.
Moreover, it’s a yet another compact SUV, in an already populated segment. However, knowing the history behind Mahindra, this one is sure to pack the punch. Especially after getting the XUV tag, it must live up to the iconic name. Unfortunately, the Mahindra XUV 300 price in Nepal has been kept under wrap. But mark the calendar because the launched date has been set for the end of August 2019. It will be unveiled at NADA Auto Show 2019.
Yes, Mahindra hinted at its launch some time ago, going back to Mahindra Udaya on February. Unfortunately, there wasn’t any news after that. However, the things are looking brighter, as Mahindra has confirmed its intentions to unveil Mahindra XUV 300 along with its starting price!
Mahindra XUV300 Engine
Mahindra XUV300 will be offered in two engine variants: 1.2L petrol and 1.5L diesel. Talking about the petrol engine, it will produce a max power of 110BHP and max torque of 200Nm. Likewise, the diesel engine will produce a max power of 115BHP and max torque of 300Nm. In comparison between the two engines, the diesel variant is expected to be more powerful. However, both engines come mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission.
Mahindra XUV300 Styling & Features
With Mahindra XUV300, expect a true Mahindra experience. On the exterior, you get chrome-studded grills, integrated LED DRL, LED rear lights, a floating roof that is complemented by the funky colors. You get that Mahindra “squarish shaped” SUV styling, Although, you might find a resemblance to the XUV500, nonetheless, it is beautiful. Let’s move to the features. You get a touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, fully automatic climate control, premium seats, dual-tone dashboard, an electric sunroof, and so much more. Furthermore, Mahindra has addressed all your safety concerns.
You will get seven airbags, disc braking with ABS + EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution), ESP (Electronic Stability Program) with Hill Assist, front parking sensor, ISOFIX, rear fog lamps, and three-point seat belt. You get some segment-first features like front sensors, seven airbags, and parallel parking assist.
Mahindra XUV 300 Key Specification
- Engine: 1.2L Petrol / 1.5L Diesel
- Max Power: 110BHP / 115BHP
- Max Torque: 200Nm / 300Nm
- No. of Gears: 6
- Transmission: Manual
- Seating Capacity: 5 Person
- Safety Features: ABS, EBD, ISOFIX, Airbag
Mahindra XUV 300 Price in Nepal: Rs. TBA
Again, all the details aren’t yet confirmed. So, I want to reserve my thoughts after I see both vehicles, Mahindra XUV 300 and Mahindra Marazzo, in person. But I am, in fact, very intrigued by Mahindra’s approach. But we’ll talk about it in more details as soon as its launch at NADA Auto Show 2019.