Mahindra TUV300 Plus specifications leaked ahead of launch; cars start arriving at dealerships.
It’s out in the open that Mahindra is planning to launch a stretched version of its compact SUV TUV300 as a replacement to the Xylo in India. Named the Mahindra TUV300 Plus, the car was in the news last year as well when a few units were handed over to customers ahead of official launch. While there is no official word on the launch timeline, it is expected that the TUV300 Plus will be launched very soon as the car has been spotted at a Mahindra showroom recently. Moreover, pictures of the brochure have also leaked which reveal all specifications and features of the MUV.
Starting off, the Mahindra TUV300 Plus will be available in a single variant (which is called the P4) with a 9-seater layout only (with side-facing jump seats for the last row). The MUV measures 4400 x 1835 x 1812 mm (length x width x height) in exterior dimensions. This makes it 405 mm longer in length and 27 mm shorter in height as compared to the TUV300 while the overall width remains unchanged. Bold Black, Majestic Silver, Dynamo Red and Glacier White are the body colours on offer. Unlike its lesser sibling, the TUV300 Plus is powered by a larger 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine that puts out 120 BHP of power and 280 Nm of torque. The BS-4 motor comes paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
The car comes with 16-inch steel wheels wrapped with 215-section tyres. Feature list comprises of central locking, tilt-adjustable power steering, AC, power windows, tinted windscreen, internally adjustable ORVMs and 12V charging points. All seats come draped in vinyl upholstery and safety features such as airbags and ABS have been skipped altogether. Turning radius (5.35 m), fuel tank capacity (60-litres), suspension and braking hardware of the TUV300 Plus remains the same as its 7-seater counterpart. However, weight of the TUV300 Plus has seen an increment of 185 kgs.
Clearly, the Mahindra TUV300 Plus has been aimed at the commercial segment. The TUV300 range starts at Rs. 8.14 lakhs for the base T4+ trim while prices for the Xylo start at Rs. 8.84 lakhs (both prices are ex-showroom, Mumbai). The TUV300 Plus will come as a replacement to the Xylo but it remains to be seen whether the automaker will try to undercut the latter’s pricing or command a premium over it.
Mahindra TUV300 Plus Specifications
– Mahindra TUV300 Plus starts arriving at dealerships, brochure leaked
– Available in P4 trim only with 9-seater layout
– Misses out on creature comforts, gets very basic features
– Powered by 120 BHP 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine
Source – Team-BHP.com