Mahindra is soon going to offer a more powerful version of the TUV300 and it will come with the mHawk100 engine that powers the NuvoSport.
Mahindra launched their offering in the sub 4-metre segment, the TUV300 in 2015. The compact SUV is offered with an mHawk80 diesel engine that produces 84 HP of power and 230 Nm of torque. The 1.5-litre unit is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox as well as an AMT unit. The Indian automaker is now going to offer a more powerful version of the vehicle.
Mahindra is looking to offer the more powerful mHawk100 engine in the TUV300. This is the same engine that also powers the newly-launched NuvoSport. The mHawk100 unit churns out 102 HP of power and 240 Nm of torque. The engine will be offered with a 5-speed manual transmission and the likelihood of it getting the AMT gearbox is also very high.
The Mahindra TUV300 is a value-for-money car but it is a bit low in performance when we take the mHawk80 engine in consideration. Customers also gave feedback to the automaker based on the which the company is taking this action. With the introduction of the mHawk100 engine, the smaller engine will also be offered alongside and it won’t be discontinued.
The TUV300 mHawk100 will be priced slightly more than the current variants. The high pricing will also close the gap between this and the NuvoSport. The TUV300 is currently priced from Rs. 7.37 – 9.64 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) and it competes with the Ford EcoSport and Maruti Vitara Brezza.
Mahindra TUV300 mHawk100 Engine
– The mHawk100 variants will be sold alongside the mHawk80 variants
– The pricing of the more powerful trims is going to be more
– Price difference between the TUV300 and NuvoSport won’t be much now