Utility vehicles major Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) on Thursday said it has received over 13,000 bookings for its recently launched compact SUV XUV300. Launched on February 14, the model has entered the top three in the compact sports utility vehicle (SUV) segment in its first month, M&M said in a statement. Currently, compact SUVs account for 40 per cent of all SUV sales in the country and is also the fastest growing segment over the last five years.
“In a highly competitive segment such as the compact SUV, we have received over 13,000 bookings and in the very first month itself, we have entered into the top three,” M&M Chief of Sales & Marketing Automotive Division Veejay Ram Nakra said.
‘’This is in-line with company’s objective of achieving 15 to 20 per cent share of this segment and reaffirms the fact that the XUV300 proposition has resonated well with the customers. What is also encouraging is that over 75 per cent of our bookings are for the top end variants of the XUV300’’, he added.
Ever since the launch of Mahindra XUV300, the prospective buyers have been eagerly waiting for an honest review of the compact SUV. Here, we bring to you a complete and detailed review of Mahindra XUV300:
Engine – Mahindra XUV300 comes in two engine variants, 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine which can produce 110hp and 200 Nm of torque and 1.5-litre diesel engine which generates 117 hp of power and 300 Nm of torque. The engine is mated with a 6-speed manual transmission and the automatic in diesel is more likely to come soon.
Variants – It comes in four variants in both petrol and diesel engine version, W4, W6, W8 and W8 (O).
Features – The base model of Mahindra XUV300 comes with some features as standard all-wheel disc brakes, ABS with EBD, dual airbags, speed-sensing door locks, child seat anchors, corner brake control, central locking and front seatbelt pre-tensioners.
The W6 variant that comes with a touchscreen with navigation, steering-mounted controls, follow-me-home headlamps, black roof rails, a roof spoiler and remote key entry.
The W8 variant comes with a hill-hold, ESP, front and rear fog lamps, an anti-theft alarm, rear wiper and washer, a height adjustable driver’s seat, rear parking sensors, a reversing camera, auto headlamps and wipers, electric folding mirrors, dual-zone climate control, projector headlamps, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, keyless entry, LED DRLs, cruise control, engine start/stop button, a micro-hybrid system.
XUV 300 is priced between Rs 7.90 lakh and Rs 11.99 lakh and comes with both petrol and diesel powertrains.
It competes with the likes of EcoSport from Ford, Vitara Brezza from Maruti Suzuki and the Nexon from Tata Motors in the in the sub-4 meter SUV segment.