Mahindra and Mahindra is all set to launch its much awaited compact SUV named XUV300 in the Indian market in the February of 2019. The excitement among the prospective buyers and SUV lovers is building up quite faster with each day. The XUV300 is expected to launch in February 2019 in petrol and diesel variants and later in complete electric option in 2020. Earlier, the images featuring the exterior of XUV300 were leaked over the internet, now some features have surfaced revealing its interior.
In some of the pictures, it is quite visible that the interior of Mahindra XUV300 will have a black and beige finish of good quality, similar to Mahindra Marazzo. The design of the cabin is almost identical to the SsangYong Tivoli on which it is based. Several switches and knobs can also be seen in the lower section of the central dashboard.
In another picture, driver side cabin can be seen with speedometer and tachometer identical to Mahindra XUV500 is visible. The passenger side of the dash has a small pocket to keep phones and wallets and the opening gets large on the left end of the pocket. And, the door pockets are also quite large, capable to hold one-litre bottle or other big items.
The specification of the SUV is still unknown, but it is expected that XUV300 will sport a 1.2 litre turbocharged petrol engine which can produce 121 PS of power and 300 Nm of torque. It is also expected to be mated with 6-speed manual transmission. The company is also planning to launch automatic transmission version later for the higher end variants.
Other specification which is expected to be sported by XUV300 includes electronic sunroof, dual-zone climate control, touchscreen infotainment system, disc brakes on all wheels, 17-inch wheels, LED projectors headlamps and seven airbags.
The direct competitor for Mahindra XUV300 will be Hyundai Kona Electric and is also expected to be much cheaper than its rival because of local manufacturing.
Dr Pawan Goenka, Managing Director of Mahindra and Mahindra said that the Mahindra XUV300 will be one of the early models in the company’s line-up of cars to adopt all new high-power all-electric powerstrains which are currently under development. He also stated that the XUV300 electric will have two variants of powerstrain, one focused on practical commuting experience while the other, a high-power variant focused on being an object of desire.
Watching the design, the interior of the newly showcased #XUV300 by @Mahindra_Auto reflects how good they are going. This is going to be a car to beat in its category and coming out within India is a step in the right direction. Hats off @anandmahindra you have nailed it sir pic.twitter.com/PexYrqdIdh— Charandeep Singh (@chinu000) December 19, 2018