Most dynamic Mahindra XUV300 diesel-automatic version has finally made an entry in the Indian market with the W8 and W8(O) diesel variants priced at INR 11.50 lakh and INR 12.70 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) respectively.
The AMT-equipped version of the compact SUV defines the Mahindra’s auto shift technology and is available for delivery throughout all Mahindra dealerships in 3 colours - Pearl White, Aquamarine and Red Rage.
Alike the manual engine, it is powered by the same 1.5-litre turbo-diesel engine which churns out 117hp and 300Nm of torque, mated with a Marelli-originated 6-speed automated manual gearbox for brisk acceleration and easy overtaking. The gearbox comes with dual modes – Auto and Manual in addition to a creep function which is further helpful in stop-and-go traffic. The XUV300 features Hill Start Assist Technology for smooth and safe driving on hills.
The W8 variant comes equipped with 17-inch alloys, hill-hold, dual airbags, a reversing camera, Keyless entry, ESP, auto headlamps and wipers, front and rear fog lamps, dual-zone climate control, projector headlamps with LED DRL, Android Auto & Apple CarPlay and an engine start/stop button.
The W8 Optional comes with additional features like five more airbags (side, curtain and driver’s knee), heated wing mirrors, sunroof, diamond-cut alloys, front parking sensors, a tyre pressure monitoring system and leatherette upholstery.
Commenting on the Mahindra XUV300 autoSHIFT, Veejay Ram Nakra who is a chief of sales and marketing, Automotive Division, said, “At Mahindra, it has been our constant endeavour to offer advanced and accessible technologies to all our customers and we are delighted to introduce the auto shift in the XUV300 for that perfect blend of effortless driving and exhilarating performance. After receiving an overwhelming response for its manual version since its launch in February 2019, we are confident that the XUV300 autoSHIFT will further strengthen the brand’s value proposition and expand the market for us.”
With more powerful and peppy technology and types of equipment, XUV300 AMT becomes superior to its challengers like Maruti Suzuki Brezza and Tata Nexon AMTs.
With its recent launch of Thar 700 - an exquisite Thar edition, Mahindra inaugurated a new dimension of SUVs dealership.