Well, we aren’t going to repeat it. The Mahindra XUV300 is in the news for all the right reasons. Every single day, the vehicle is spotted testing or preparing for its showroom arrival. While the communication colour XUV300 was spotted doing the ad film recently, the base variant has been spotted at a basement parking. Suffice to say, we are impressed. The vehicle looks feature loaded. As can be observed, halogen headlights will be available sans the wide LED DRLs. 16-inch steel wheels will be on offer too. LED tail lights are standard.
Inside, there is a music system which seems to be a straight lift from the TUV300 T8 variant. It will also have an Eco mode indicator. A front seat passenger seatbelt reminder too is available. The trip meter controls are located right next to the music system. The AC is a manual unit and has the temperature control setting displayed in a bar style. Mahindra gives a USB as well as charging socket outlet right below the infotainment system. The stalks behind the steering too are different than what we have got from Mahindra so far.
XUV300 top variant details
While we all have seen a slightly grainy image of the XUV300 interior recently, here is a fresh spy shot that showcases the details in a better fashion. There are seat belt reminders for all passengers. Mahindra has also provided physical buttons for the touchscreen infotainment system . These buttons look like from the same supplier that provides for Hyundai cars. Dual zone climate control too has been provided. Mahindra has opted to use a conventional handbrake in the XUV300. Right beside the handbrake are two cup holders. The source also mentions seeing three bottle holders on the front door. We believe the steering wheel icon could be that of the cruise control.
Other details that can be noticed include the beige and black upholstery, cruise control, start/stop function, auto headlights, auto wipers and rear AC vent. On the outside, the mirrors have turn indicators on them while the test mule was wearing 215/55 Apollo Alnac tyres. Speaking of which, the diamond cut alloys are 16-inchers. One can also clearly see the LED projector headlights as well as the tow hook. An integrated roof spoiler as well as LED tail lights can also be observed. As we all know, there will also be a sunroof on offer.
Mahindra will run the familiar Marazzo engine in the XUV300. This engine should be a good companion given the lower kerb weight of the XUV300 as well as the relatively higher power output when compared to its rivals. A turbo petrol will also be on offer and for lower taxation benefits, a 1.2-litre unit will the natural choice. A 6-speed manual will be standard for both the engines. Power will be sent to the front wheels.