Mahindra TUV300 exports to begin in about a year from now – Report

Posted on: Aug 2, 2015 - 3:48pm IST

Currently working on the left-hand-drive version.

According to Autocar Professional, the Mahindra TUV300 (codenamed U301) will be exported to markets across the globe in about a year from now.

Mahindra TUV300 sketch released (Mahindra TUV3OO sketch released)
The Mahindra TUV300’s design is inspired by a “battle tank”, which explains the boxy proportions of the sketches.

At the unveiling, Mahindra said that it is working on a left-hand drive version for the mini SUV. New petrol engine options that also meet strict emission norms of overseas markets, are nearing their launch, for this application.

Mahindra’s main export markets are Sri Lanka, South Africa, Chile, Nepal, Tunisia, and Australia.

The Mahindra TUV300’s design is inspired by a “battle tank”, which explains the boxy proportions of the sketches (as well as the test mules). Mahindra has also sought help from Italian design house Pininfarina (a company they’ve reportedly been trying to acquire) for the design of the TUV300, which is based on a new ladder-frame platform.

Mahindra TUV300 mHawk 80 engine (Mahindra TUV3OO mHawk 80 engine))
The turbocharged mHawk80 has superior NVH levels and performance than the company’s current 1.5-liter three cylinder engine.

It will pack a new-generation diesel engine called the ‘mHawk80′. The turbocharged mHawk80 has superior NVH levels and performance than the current 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine used in the Quanto.

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The Mahindra TUV300 will launch in India in the middle of September. It will be sold alongside the Mahindra Bolero, as the company dismissed reports that the TUV300 would succeed the hot-selling utility vehicle.

Mahindra TUV300 – Image Gallery

[Source: Autocar Professional]

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