Of late, manufacturers have been constantly working to update their whole line-up to meet the stringent BS-VI emission standards before the April 2020 deadline arrives. So, not only many cars are pricier now, but also less frugal. But, on the other hand, it proves its worth since the BS-VI approved cars are cleaner and emit fewer toxic constituents in the environment.
The car you see here has also gone under the knife to get the BS-VI approval, but only for the petrol model as of now. As for the diesel model, and our favourite engine under the hood of the XUV300, Mahindra has not yet revealed any plans. However, it is also expected to be upgraded to meet the new emission standards soon enough.
So, what’s new with the BS-VI compliant XUV300? In a nutshell, nothing. You see, Mahindra has only updated the powertrains, which makes the most sense since the XUV300 is already a newer offering. It looks the same, the variants are the same, the interiors remain unchanged, and the equipment level is untouched too. Read on.
As said above, there is nothing new with the XUV300 when it comes to exterior specifications. It still looks the same in comparison to the BS-IV spec model. The dimensions, at 3,995mm of length, 1,821mm of width, and 1,627mm of height are exactly the same as the previous model. The ground clearance is 180mm. Moreover, it has a fuel tank capacity of 42-litres and a boot space capacity of 257-litres.
Under the hood, the 1.5-litre still continues to be a BS-IV-compliant unit. Therefore, it still makes 115bhp and 300Nm and comes mated to a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed AMT. The 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol, on the other hand, is good for 110bhp and 200Nm of torque. It only comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. As said before, this engine is now compliant with the BS-VI emission standards.
As far as the mileage figures are concerned, Mahindra has not yet revealed the official fuel efficiency figure for the XUV300 petrol. Expect a slight drop in numbers in comparison to the BS-IV spec model. For reference, the BS-IV-spec XUV300 was capable of delivering 17km/l.
The Mahindra XUV300 really dethrones its mainstream rivals in the feature and equipment department. The top-spec W8 (O) variant you see here comes equipped with leatherette upholstery, cruise control, variable steering modes – Comfort, Normal, and Sport, dual-zone climate control, electronic sunroof, a 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple Carplay, Android Auto and the usual connectivity suspects, reverse parking camera, reverse parking sensors, steering-mounted audio controls, electronically adjustable and retractable ORVMs, automatic headlamps, automatic wipers, traction control, and engine start-stop system. On the exterior front, it gets 17-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, projector headlamps with LED DRLs, LED taillamps, and an optional dual-tone roof on the top-spec variant.
The XUV300, as of early-2020, comes in eight shades, with six single-tone shades and two dual-tone options. The single-tone shades are Red Rage, Sun Burst Orange, Pearl White, Napoli Black, Dsat Silver, and Aquamarine. The dual-tone shades are Red Rage/ Pearl White, and Aquamarine/ Pearl White.
All the details regarding the Mahindra XUV300, namely, the engine, specifications, variant wise equipment, colours, dimensions, interiors, and exterior details are extensively covered in the brochure.
Variants and Prices
As of early-2020, the Mahindra XUV300 is available in eleven variants, with four variants for the petrol-manual, four variants for the diesel-manual, and three variants for the diesel-AMT. The prices start at Rs. 8.3 lakhs for the 1.2 W4 variant going all the way up to Rs. 12.69 lakhs for the 1.5 W8 (O) AMT variant (both prices ex-showroom, Delhi). For the variant-wise on-road prices, visit us at autoX.
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