2024 Mahindra XUV300: Expected Engine, Design, Features, Price

 

The facelifted XUV300 is expected to go on sale sometime in March, with prices likely to start at Rs 8.5 lakh (ex-showroom).

The Mahindra XUV300, in its current avatar, has been on sale since 2019 and will now be introduced in a new variant soon. This has been seen several times during testing, which partially reveals what changes will be included in the midlife update. If you’re looking forward to the XUV300 facelift, here’s what you can expect:

new design philosophy

Mahindra will incorporate a new design language for the facelifted XUV300 which will be in line with its upcoming range of Born Electric (BE) offerings. This has already been confirmed based on several spy shots, which show pointed-shaped LED DRLs at the front and connected taillights, as seen on the BE.05 concept. Other exterior changes will also include redesigned alloy wheels and revised bumpers. It is an evolution of the existing Mahindra design rather than a completely new style.

a fresh cabin

The cabin image of the current XUV300 has been used for reference purposes only

On the inside, the XUV300 will come with a revised dashboard with a redesigned and reshaped central AC vent, new climate control panel with rear AC vents and two new displays (one for infotainment and the other for instrumentation). We can expect Mahindra to also offer refreshed seat upholstery on the facelifted XUV300.

new set of features

XUV400 EV cabin

As mentioned above, the 2024 XUV300 is likely to get two new larger digital displays (each 10.25-inch) and possibly a segment-first panoramic sunroof from the updated Other features on board may include ventilated front seats, dual-zone AC, cruise control, wireless phone charging and push-button start/stop.

In terms of safety technology, Mahindra is expected to equip it with a 360-degree camera and possibly advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). The updated SUV may also get six airbags (as standard), a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), and electronic stability control (ESC).

What will it find under the hood?

Mahindra will likely offer the new XUV300 with the same petrol and diesel engine options as the existing model. These include a 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine (110 PS/200 Nm) and a 1.5-litre diesel engine (117 PS/300 Nm). Both can be had with a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed AMT.

The XUV300 is also available with a T-GDi (direct-injection) turbo-petrol engine (up to 130 PS/250 Nm), paired exclusively with a 6-speed manual transmission. We think Mahindra may replace the existing AMT with a torque converter unit for the automatic option.

Expected launch, price and rivals

We believe the facelifted Mahindra XUV300 will go on sale sometime in March this year. It is expected to be priced at Rs 8.5 lakh (ex-showroom). The new XUV300 will renew its rivalry with the Tata Nexon, Maruti Brezza, Kia Sonet and Hyundai Venue.

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