Mahindra has launched its highly-acclaimed compact SUV XUV300 in India. It was waiting for the last few days. Even before the launch, 4,000 bookings have arrived for this car. The booking for this car was started on 9th January. This domestic company has the third sub-4-meter SUV in the country. This company has given place above the TUV300 and NuvoSport. In the market, the new XUV300 competes with the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport and Tata Nexon in the subcompact SUV space. In addition, this new SUV will also compete with Hyundai Creta and Renault Captur.
Mahindra XUV300 is primarily launched in three variants - W4, W6, and W8 and optionally one top variant W8 (O) will also be available, which will include additional technology and safety features. The company has kept the initial price of this SUV at Rs 7.90 lakh (ex-showroom).
Mahindra XUV300 has been launched in two engine options- diesel and petrol. It has the same 1.5-liter four-cylinder diesel engine that comes with Marazzo. However it has been deutenized for the XUV300. Here, the engine generates 115 bhp of power at 3750 rpm and pickup torque of 300 Nm between 1500 - 2500 rpm. Here petrol engine is a 1.2-liter, three-cylinder turbocharged unit which generates a pickup torque of 110 bhp at 5000 rpm and 200 Nm between 2000 - 3500 rpm.