Anand Mahindra has confirmed the news of a few units of Mahindra TUV300 Plus delivered to customers before launch.
Launched in 2015, the TUV300 from Mahindra has captured a considerable chunk of the country’s compact SUV market. The domestic automaker plans to launch a stretched version of the same in 2018 to replace the aging Xylo and attract a wider set of customers. A couple of days back, the news of a few units of the Mahindra TUV300 Plus delivered to a select audience got many interested customers thinking.
The reports reached Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra, who cleared the confusion with a tweet that read, “We’re seeding a few vehicles in the market before the launch next year. Don’t worry, I am in the queue as well. I can’t wait to start using this beast”. A few images were shared on social media by a customer from Tamil Nadu who claimed to have taken delivery of the TUV300 Plus P4 before its official launch.
The Mahindra TUV300 Plus measures 4398 mm in length which makes it spacious enough to place three rows of seats with multiple seating arrangements. Save for a change in tail-lamp design and increase in the rear overhang, the car shares a major part of its design with the TUV300. Even the wheelbase sees no improvement over the TUV300’s 2680 mm. The P4 variant seen in the pictures is expected to have an ex-showroom price tag of Rs. 9.46 lakhs.
Under the hood, the Mahindra TUV300 Plus carries a 1.99-litre mHawk diesel engine that develops 118 BHP of power and 280 Nm of torque. This motor is expected to be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Along with the TUV300 Plus, Mahindra will also reveal the updated XUV500 and U321 MPV sometime next year.
Mahindra TUV300 Plus Deliveries
– Anand Mahindra confirms “seeding a few vehicles in the market before the launch”
– Photos of TUV300 Plus P4 being delivered to a customer were shared on social media
– TUV300 Plus is a stretched version of the sub 4-metre TUV300
– Official launch to take place next year
Source – Mahindra TUV300 Group on Facebook