Earlier, there were fleeting glimpses of the facelifted TUV300 being tested. It now looks like Mahindra is ready to start sales of the new TUV300. The 2019 Mahindra TUV300 facelift units have started reaching dealerships in India. These images are clear and give a proper indication of what to expect from the utility vehicle maker’s latest offering.
What are the changes you can spot in the 2019 Mahindra TUV300 facelift?
The grille of the new TUV300 has black inserts in it. Not only this, there are the smoked headlamps, new bumpers, a grey housing for the number plate, dual tone alloys and clear lens tail lights. There is also an integrated spoiler in this SUV.
Inside, there are few visible changes. It is likely that the 2019 Mahindra TUV300 facelift will now have auto folding mirrors while the powered window glasses could also see a faster action than before. A 7.0-inch touchscreen system is being offered but will be limited only to the T10 and T10 (O) trims. Speaking of which, the new TUV300 will be offered with a lone diesel engine – the 100PS, 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder unit. This engine will be paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox while the AMT option will be discontinued. The latter is because that unit had multiple software issues and it looks like those haven’t been sorted out yet.
A driver airbag, ABS with EBD, front seat belt reminders, speed alert warning and rear parking sensors are standard on all TUV300 trims.
The TUV is based on a ladder frame chassis and apart from other Mahindra offerings in the sub-4m space like the TUV300 Plus, NuvoSport and Bolero, there aren’t any from other makers. It was first launched in 2015 and Mahindra had projected it as their sub-4m competitor. However, the sales weren’t exactly as Mahindra expected and then the advent of the Brezza meant that customers gave this the cold shoulder. The fleet market though was enthusiastic about this 7-seater.
Will the sales see a boost post the launch of the facelifted TUV? Only time will tell. Keep watching this space.