Mahindra & Mahindra, the car manufacturer has recently launched XUV300 in the Indian market. The compact SUV is developed on the SsangYong Tivoli platform. Inside the cabin, it gets a host of premium features such as touchscreen infotainment panel, leatherette upholstery, seven airbags, dual zone fully automatic temperature control and more. With the launch of XUV300, Mahindra created a strong first impression in the automobile segment. The newly launched Mahindra XUV300 is costlier than the Tata Nexon, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford Ecosport in the compact SUV segment. It is available in diesel and petrol engine options with four variants each- you can purchase any one which suits your pocket.
The Mahindra XUV300 comes with two engine options. Firstly, the turbo-petrol engine has a 1.2-litre capacity that delivers 110hp of power and 200 Nm of torque. Secondly, the diesel engine has a 1.5-litre capacity that produces 117hp of power and 300 Nm of torque. The torque and power capabilities of compact SUV again higher than all its competitors. Both the diesel and petrol engine are mated with 6-speed manual transmissions. Mahindra, the car manufacturer would soon launch the diesel-AMT variant of XUV300.
There is nearly Rs 50,000 to Rs 59,000 price difference in the turbo-petrol and diesel engine options, however, the diesel version is more expensive than the petrol version. The company is touting that the petrol and diesel engine are capable enough to provide a fuel efficiency of 17kpl and 20kpl respectively. In realistic conditions, the diesel engine is more powerful and efficient to boot. Let’s have a quick preview about the different variants of Mahindra XUV300 mentioned below:-
The entry-level XUV300 W4 variant has been priced at Rs 7.90 lakh and Rs 8.49 lakh for the petrol and diesel engine options respectively. Interestingly, the W4 variant equipped with several safety features such as all-wheel disc brakes, ABS with EBD, dual airbags, speed-sensing door locks, child seat anchors, corner brake control, central locking and front seat-belt reminder. Furthermore, it is equipped with smart features such as Bluetooth audio system along with 4 speakers (diesel only), four power windows, adjustable headrest for all passengers, a driver armrest, , electric mirror adjustment, smart steering, height adjustable front seat belts and a 60:40 rear seat split and many more.
The W6 variant is priced at Rs 8.75 lakh for the petrol and Rs 9.30 lakh for the diesel which is nearly Rs 81,00 to Rs 85,000 higher than the W4 variant. It gets a touch screen panel along with navigation, follow-me-home headlamps, black roof rails, steering-mounted controls, a roof spoiler and remote key entry. At this price tag, this variant is not value for money.
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The XUV300 W8 variant is selling at Rs 10.25 lakh and Rs 10.80 lakh for the petrol and diesel respectively. However, the W8 variant is Rs 1.50 lakh expensive over W6. In this variant, you get additional features such as 215mm tyres with 17-inch alloys, hill-hold, ESP, front and rear fog lamps, an anti-theft alarm, rear wiper and washer, a height adjustable driver’s seat, rear parking sensors, a reversing camera, auto headlamps and wipers, electric folding mirrors, dual-zone climate control, projector headlamps, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, keyless entry, LED DRLs, cruise control, engine start/stop button, a micro-hybrid system and many more. These additional features make this variant a premium in upmarket appeal. The XUV300 W8 variant is more expensive than the top- spec Brezza and Nexon but it is far better in terms of safety kit and equipment.
The top- spec W8 (O) variant is nearly Rs 1.40 lakh expensive over W8. For higher pricing, it comes with five additional airbags side, (side, curtain and driver-knee),
The range-topping variant is the W8 (O) that’s approximately Rs 1.40 lakh pricier than the W8. For the money, it gets five additional airbags (side, curtain and driver-knee), diamond-cut alloy wheels, front parking sensors, heated outside mirrors, a sunroof, leatherette upholstery, auto-dimming inside mirror and a tyre pressure warning system and more.
The entry-level W4 variant gets quite impressive features and it is valuable for money. If your budget is limited, the Mahindra XUV300 W4 variant is one of the good options that you can consider to purchase. The customization option is available in the X4 variant, wherein the customers can modify the compact SUV as per its own requirements.
The top- spec W8 (O) variant comes with premium features such as a sunroof, seven airbags and more. The fact is that it is very expensive and not valuable for money but it is much better than the Nexon and Brezza top-spec variant as the XUV300 top variants get safety- kit, equipment and more attractive features.