The base variant of the upcoming Mahindra XUV300 has been spied for the first time.

Mahindra XUV 300 Base Variant Front Spied
The base variant of the Mahindra XUV300 comes with generous equipment

Mahindra’s upcoming XUV300 has been gathering a lot of interest ahead of its launch on the 15th of February. The XUV300 will be Mahindra’s befitting answer to the likes of the Tata Nexon and Maruti Vitara Brezza. The compact SUV will be based on the highly competent SsangYong Tivoli platform. Mahindra is looking to add many first-in-segment features to the XUV300 to make it more compelling.

For the first time, spy shots of the base variant of the car have surfaced. The base variant of the Mahindra XUV300 will miss out on front fog-lights, a touchscreen infotainment system and a colour MID display. Projector headlights, rear parking camera and leather seats will also be omitted. However, despite the omissions, the base variant looks very well specced up.

In fact, it is hard to make this out as the base variant. The entry-level version will still get a two-din audio system, LED tail-lights, climate control, all four power windows and a multi-information display. The cabin will feature a dual-tone scheme, unlike all black which is normally seen on base variants. Fabric seat covers are also expected.

Look closely and even the base variant feels properly well built. The window switches, for instance, look premium and you also get the powered adjustment for the wing mirrors. There are no blank spaces or dummy buttons anywhere to be seen. Mahindra seems to have finally raised the quality quotient with the XUV300.

Mahindra will be generous with the safety equipment. The base variant is expected to get ABS, 3 airbags and ISOFIX child seat anchorages along with speed sensing door lock and impact sensing auto door unlock and speed limit warning.

The top-spec Mahindra XUV300 will get many segment first features including 7 airbags and a sunroof. The compact SUV will be powered by Mahindra’s 1.5-litre diesel and an all-new 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol powerplant. Both will produce class-leading performance figures. The car will be launched on the 15th of February with prices expected to be in the range of Rs. 7-11 lakhs. It will rival the Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport, Maruti Vitara Brezza and even some variants of the Hyundai Creta.

Mahindra XUV300 Base Variant

– The base variant of the XUV300 misses out on projector headlights and a touchscreen
– It is well finished and comes with reasonable kit
– Mahindra is likely to offer good levels of safety equipment

Mahindra XUV 300 Base Variant Dashboard Spied
You get two-din audio and climate control system on the base model
Mahindra XUV 300 Base Variant Interior Spied
There is no evident cost-cutting on the base variant
Mahindra XUV 300 Base Variant Rear Spied
The base variant will come with LED tail-lamp cluster

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