Mahindra XUV 300: Which variant to buy?

We like compact SUVs. The compact SUV segment which was started by the Ford EcoSport has now boomed into one of the most enviable factions. Mahindra has already taken a stab at this segment with the Mahindra TUV300, Mahindra Nuvosport as well as the KUV100. Now comes the fourth entrant, the Mahindra XUV 300. The Mahindra XUV 300 is based on the all-new SsangYong Tivoli platform. It however has been shortened to fit the Indian rules for sub-4m SUVs. The design of the vehicle too is a fresh stab after the Nexon. You can easily see that this is one of the best looking sub-4m compact SUV in the segment. Now that we broke the news about the variants as well as feature list of each variant, here is a catalogue on which variant one should buy.

We will assume that you’ve read the variant spread list of the XUV300 here. However, we’re still going to give you a snapshot of what lies in each trim. ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat mounts, dual airbags, seat belt alarm for front passengers as well as steering modes are the standard equipment. The W6 gets 16-inch steel wheels with wheel covers. There is also the additional equipment by way of keyless entry, black roof rails and steering mounted controls.

Mahindra XUV 300 SUV

If you look at the W8 trim, this one gets 17-inch alloys, projector headlights dual zone climate control, 6-way adjustable driver’s seat, touchscreen infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, engine start-stop, cruise control and more. The W8 (o) adds front parking sensors, TPMS, sunroof, dual tone alloys and seven airbags.

Mahindra XUV300

So, which one should you go for. If on a tight budget, the W6 makes sense. The vehicle should be available for Rs 9.5 lakh, on-road. Whereas the next best option to go for will be the W8. It has all the bells and whistles one will ever need and should come for around Rs 11.4 lakh, on-road. So our choice, considering all the luxury trappings will obviously be the W8.


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