Mahindra XUV300 Overview: Compact Masculinity

The straight, razor-sharp streamlined body of the Mahindra XUV300 makes it stand out in the crowd, while the angular and aggressive stance makes it seem like a vehicle that is ready to go. The compact SUV from the Mahindra and Mahindra stable launched back in 2019 has not only set a place for itself in India but globally as well. The global NCAP rating of 5 stars alone can tell a lot about the build quality of the XUV300. Priced competitively and offered in both petrol and diesel versions the XUV300 is here to stay.

So, what has the new XUV300 got in store for us, let’s check out.

Mahindra XUV300 Exteriors

Borrowing design lines from its big brother the XUV500, the XUV300 has done a fine job of getting leaner and sharper. As mentioned earlier, the sharp lines infused with an aggressive fascia give the feeling of the vehicle being ready to go.

The XUV300’s front carries forward Mahindra’s iconic Cheetah-inspired SUV styling. The angular headlights and LED DRLs add further aggression to the front fascia while helping it stand out from the competition. The Cheetah’s agility has also been captured through the entire body with a sporty stance, 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, and muscular wheel arches.

The stylish eagle’s beak-inspired tail lights are not only visible but also stand out visually. The faux skid plates on both the front and the rear end give the vehicle the soft off-roading capabilities it was designed for. The dual tone roof also helps make an impressive design statement for the Mahindra XUV300.

Mahindra XUV300 Exterior Features

  • Lean, muscular and aggressive athletic styling
  • Sporty side claddings, eagle’s beak inspired tail lamps and a rear spoiler compliment the sporty look
  • Dual tone roof makes it stand apart from the rest
  • 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels
  • Projector lamps

Mahindra XUV300 Interiors

The dual-tone dashboard and leatherette upholstery of the XUV300 gives the interior a premium finish and feel. Although there is a flat central tunnel to make seating easier for three people at the rear there is still some more room for improvement.

The latest 7-inch infotainment system complete with Apple Car Play and Android Auto gives the option to experience entertainment and navigation on the go. To make it more convenient there are steering-mounted phone and audio controls.

Another premium feature of the XUV300 is the sunroof, so, let your hair down during those long drives and the best part is that it comes with a pinch guard.

The Mahindra XUV300 has tried its best to ensure passenger comfort with the dual-zone fully automatic temperature control system along with an auto-dimming IRVM for night driving pleasure.

Mahindra XUV300 Interior Features

  • Premium dual tone interiors
  • 7 inch infotainment system compatible with with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Steering mounted controls
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Pinch proof sunroof

Mahindra XUV300 Engine And Performance

The XUV300 is available in an automatic transmission plus turbocharged engines for both diesel and petrol versions. The petrol version is powered by a 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine, which generates a power of 110 bhp at 5000 rpm and 200 Nm torque at 2000-3500 rpm. The petrol manual and the AMT versions give a mileage of 17 kmpl.

The XUV300’s diesel version has got a heavier 1.5-liter engine which churns 115 bhp at 3750 rpm and 300 Nm torque at 1500-2500 rpm. The diesel manual and AMT version, however, give a mileage of 20 kmpl meaning that the diesel is worth the buy.

Mahindra XUV300 Engine Options And Specifications

Specifications

Petrol

Diesel

Engine

1.2L 3 cylinder Turbo

1.4L 4 cylinder Turbo

Power and Torque

110 bhp

200 Nm

115bhp

300Nm

Transmission

Six-speed Manual

Six-speed Automatic

Six-speed Manual

Six-speed Automatic

The performance of the AMT petrol engine is unmatched in city traffic with torque readily available at lower rpms the XUV300 makes it quite easy to overtake when needed.

The diesel AMT on the other hand is built for the highways and adventurous long drives, the much more refined, silent and mileage churning diesel engine with low rpm high torque helps cover distances fast and makes driving fun.

Mahindra XUV300 Safety Features

With a global NCAP rating of 5 stars, the Mahindra XUV300 has the distinction of being the first-ever vehicle to achieve the Global NCAP’s ‘Safer Choice’ Award in India. This tells a lot about the standards Mahindra has set out for itself.
Safety features on the Mahindra XUV300 include:

Airbags

7

ABS with EBD

Yes

Braking Assist

Yes

Corner Braking Control

Yes

Traction Control

Yes

ISOFIX

Yes

Collapsible Steering

Yes

Speed Sensing Door Lock

Yes

High Mounted Stop Lamp

Yes

Panic Braking Signal

Yes

Front And Rear Parking Sensors

Yes

So, if you are looking for a compact SUV high on safety, the XUV300 is your answer.

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Mahindra XUV300 Variants

The XUV300 has a long list of variants, 21 to be precise. Let us sort them out for you.

Variants

Fuel Type

Price Ex-Showroom

XUV300 W4

Petrol

₹7.95 Lakhs

Diesel

8.70 Lakhs

XUV300 W6

Petrol

9.13 Lakhs

Diesel

9.85 Lakhs

XUV300 W6 Sunroof

Petrol

9.40 Lakhs

Diesel

9.99 Lakhs

XUV300 W6 AMT Sunroof

Petrol

9.95 Lakhs

Diesel

10.62 Lakhs

XUV300 W6 AMT

Petrol

9.95 Lakhs

Diesel

10.35 Lakhs

XUV300 W8

Petrol

9.99 Lakhs

Diesel

10.90 Lakhs

XUV300 W8 Option

Petrol

11.12 Lakhs

Diesel

11.90 Lakhs

XUV300 W8 Option Dual Tone

Petrol

11.27 Lakhs

Diesel

12.05 Lakhs

XUV300 W8 Option AMT

Petrol

11.76 Lakhs

No Diesel version

-

XUV300 Turbo Sportz

To be launched

12.34 Lakhs

No Diesel version

-

XUV300 W8 AMT Optional

Diesel

₹12.55 Lakhs

The Mahindra XUV300 W8 manual transmission at an ex-showroom price of 9.99 Lakhs is the best buy, however, the XUV300 W8 doesn’t have an AMT option, and if you are keen on auto transmission, the XUV300 W6 AMT Sunroof is your best bet. However, we strongly recommend you to look into the diesel options which can give you more bang for your buck.

The XUV300 W6 AMT Diesel variant with AMT transmission and the 1.5L CRDI engine should fit your pocket just right and give you an advantage over the petrol version in terms of performance and mileage. However, if you want to go the old school way then the Mahindra XUV300 W8 Diesel MT with a plethora of features will serve you well.

FAQ

What is the name of the top model of XUV300 & Price?

The high end diesel model is the W8 AMT Optional which has an ex-showroom price of ₹12.55 Lakhs while the petrol is the W8 AMT Option with an ex-showroom price of ₹11.76 Lakhs.

Is the XUV300 a 5 or a 7 Seater?

The XUV300 is a 5 seater.

Does the XUV300 have Hill Hold Assist?

Yes, Mahindra XUV300 comes equipped with hill hold assist feature. It is available with the W8 and W8 (O) variant.

Does XUV300 have a sun-roof?

Mahindra XUV300 W8 Optional variant comes with a sunroof.

How big is the boot space?

The boot space on the XUV300 is a bit on the downside. With a capacity of 257 liters expect to keep a maximum of 3 medium sized bags.

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