The Mahindra TUV300 gets a high nose, flat panels, high ground clearance and was spotted in the base trim with all black cladding surrounding the upcoming SUV.

2015 Mahindra TUV300 Undisguised
With a rugged stance, the TUV300 will be a 7-seater sub 4-metre SUV

First of the many Mahindra small SUVs to arrive, the TUV300 showcased in sketches last month was revealed to be the production name of the model being tested as the ‘U301’. Now, ahead of the official launch in September this year, the TUV300 has been caught completely undisguised with minimum camouflage revealing a great deal about the upcoming SUV. As expected, the new SUV gets a high nose, flat panels and high ground clearance, all of which justify the True Blue SUV tag.

From the spy shots, you can make out that the Mahindra TUV300 test mule is a base variant void of any chrome elements. You get a familiar seven-slat all-black grille, plastic bumpers, ORVMs, door handles and steel rims. There will be additional cladding on the sides for a rugged appeal and roof rails could be seen on higher variants. You can also see the asymmetrical wheel arches with mild accentuation and the overhangs restricted to a minimum.

The headlight cluster looks stylish and gets lots of elements inside with provisions for the turn indicators and parking lights. The windows are large and will allow more light to enter the cabin. At the rear, the Mahindra TUV300 gets a side opening tailgate (left to right) with a gloss black finished D-pillar giving a floating roof-like appearance. The vertically stacked tail lights are regular units sans any LED effect and look good. There is also a centre stop light on the windscreen and completing the look is the external mounted spare wheel wrapped in CEAT rubber.

Mahindra has imparted that the new TUV300 will use a new ‘mHawk 80’ diesel engine, which is a downsized version of the motor found on the Scorpio/XUV500 and is likely to be a 1.5-litre unit to comply with small car excise duty norms. Reports also suggest of the model getting a body-on-frame construction and is aimed to take on the roughest of terrains. Mahindra could also introduce the TUV300 with an AMT unit that was originally showcased on the Quanto last year. The SUV will also make it to international markets as well as a left-hand drive model with multiple engine options.

2015 Mahindra TUV300 Rear Revealed
The TUV300 gets gloss black finished D-pillar that gives a floating roof like appearance

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