Mahindra is sticking true to its promise of bringing in one new vehicle after the another. While they already have the Marazzo and Alturas G4 in the market now, the third one will be the S201. Mahindra gave us a glimpse of the vehicle earlier today and also announced its name. The new Mahindra XUV300 will be the market name of the S201. Mahindra will launch the XUV300 in the first half of February 2019 and it will be a compact sub-4m premium SUV. We believe bookings should start in a few days from now.
Mahindra XUV300 specifics
This is an all-new vehicle. The platform is derived from the SsangYong Tivoli and measures 3,995mm in length, 1,835mm in width and 1,826mm in height. The X100 platform of the Tivoli is said to have proven itself and more than 2.6 lakh vehicles have been sold worldwide from 2015. Mahindra designers have given it a family look and hence you see the familiar vertically stashed elements. The DRLs too are bright and go all the way to lower portion of the grille. It is likely that the headlights will be LED projectors too. The alloys are 17-inchers and look nice as well.
Mahindra designers have given a 3D LED treatment for the tail lights. The beefy skid plates too hark back to the Mahindra DNA. The cabin has been done in a plush manner too. Mahindra is the only one in the segment to offer a dual zone climate control. There are seven airbags on offer as well, another segment first. A sunroof too will be available.
While details of the engine haven’t been revealed so far, Mahindra says that it has got petrol and diesel engines at the onset. Mahindra can do well to offer turbocharged engines. While the petrol will be a 1.2-litre unit, the diesel will be a 1.5-litre motor. Both will be paired to 6-speed manual transmissions at launch. An automatic could be available at a later stage, based on demand.
The Mahindra XUV300 will retail out of the regular Mahindra showrooms. The Mahindra XUV300 competition in India will include the Ford EcoSport and Tata Nexon. Mahindra XUV300 price in India will start from Rs 9 lakh and go up to Rs 13 lakh, ex-showroom.