Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) on Tuesday launched the automated manual transmission (AMT) version of compact SUV XUV300 priced at Rs 11.5 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The W8 diesel trim with AMT technology is priced at Rs 11.5 lakh, while the W8 (Optional) trim is tagged at Rs 12.7 lakh.
The AMT versions are costlier by Rs 55,000 over the W8 and W8(O) manual trims of the model that are priced at Rs 10.8 lakh and Rs 11.99 lakh, respectively. The diesel XUV300 comes with 1.5-litre turbo engine with an electronic variable geometry turbocharger which delivers 116.6 PS (Pferdestrke) of power.
“After receiving an overwhelming response for its manual version since its launch in February 2019, we are confident that the XUV300 autoSHIFT will further strengthen the brand’s value proposition and expand the market for us,” M&M Chief of Sales and Marketing (Automotive Division) Veejay Ram Nakra said.
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 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.
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.
(With inputs from PTI)