Mahindra XUV300 AMT Review
Car Tested: Mahindra XUV300 AMT; Road Test No. 1135; Test Location: Mumbai
Price OTR Mumbai: Rs. 11.86 – 15.26 lakhs
The most powerful and feature-loaded compact SUV now comes with a smooth 6-speed AMT with the diesel engine
The Mahindra XUV300 made an explosive entry into the crowded compact SUV space earlier this year. Based on the SsangYong Tivoli, this vehicle left us impressed on a lot of counts. Mahindra offers both petrol and diesel engine options with this car and the only major negative was the lack of an automatic option, something that a lot of customers had been waiting for. Now, the Mahindra XUV300 gets a 6-speed AMT with its diesel engine and we drive the car extensively to find out what the vehicle has got up its ante!
Exteriors – The Mahindra XUV300 has a good design and since it is a sub-4-metre car, the rear appears a bit flat. Nonetheless, the vehicle does have some striking design elements and has decent enough road presence too. Even though it is based on the Tivoli, the designers at Mahindra have tweaked a few things to make the XUV300 fit in with rest of its siblings. The tear-drop DRLs might not be to everyone’s taste but apart from that, there’s barely anything to not like in the XUV300’s styling.
Interiors – The AMT is offered on the W6, W8 and W8 (O) trims. The XUV300 is a pretty feature-loaded car and the top variant gets equipment like 7 airbags, auto headlamps, auto wipers, front and rear fog lamps, projector lamps, dual-zone climate control, sunroof, heated ORVMs, TPMS, front parking sensors, etc. The equipment list for the MT and AMT variants remains unchanged. What has changed though is the gear lever and of course the display in the instrument cluster which shows what mode the transmission is in. The XUV300 offers good cabin space and the seats are quite comfy too, but the boot’s 257-litre capacity is a bit limited.