The 2019 Mahindra TUV300 has been launched in India, with prices starting at INR 8.49 lakh*. The facelifted model comes with a refreshed design but doesn't comply with the AIS-145 safety norms that come into effect on 1 July 2019. It costs around INR 10,000 more compared to the pre-facelift model.
Mahindra has given the TUV300 a subtle visual makeover with its mid-life update. The new SUV comes out as a sportier and tougher model, thanks to new features like piano black front grille with black chrome inserts, revised headlamps with carbon black finish and LED DRLs, a skid plate (front), 15-inch grey 10-spoke alloy wheels, wheel arch cladding, a roof-mounted spoiler and an X-shaped metallic grey spare wheel cover.
On the safety front, as in the old model, dual-front airbags, driver seatbelt reminder and ABS with EBD are standard, while rear parking sensors are available only in select grades. Complying with the AIS-145 safety norms requires speed alert system, driver and co-driver seat belt reminder, driver airbag, reverse parking sensors and manual override for central locking system (if present) to be included as standard. The only new safety feature in the new model is a new reverse parking camera.
Inside, the 2019 Mahindra TUV300 has new silver accents and piano-black centre fascia. The ride height has been optimised for better ride comfort and handling. Under the hood, is the 1.5-litre mHawk100 turbocharged three-cylinder diesel engine carried over from the old model. It still produces 100 BHP at 3,750 rpm and 240 Nm of torque at 1,600-2,800 rpm. Unlike in the old model, a 5-speed automated manual transmission isn't available. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard.
Commenting on the launch of the new model, Veejay Ram Nakra, Chief of Sales and Marketing, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra, said: "We are pleased to launch the Bold New TUV300, the facelift version of the only compact SUV with an authentic SUV design that combines the space & comfort of 7 seats with performance and hi-tech features. The TUV300 has already established itself in the compact SUV segment with 1L satisfied customers. I am confident that the bolder and more muscular design, will appeal to buyers looking for a true SUV to make a stylish and powerful statement, while enabling them to enhance their lifestyles."
The facelifted Mahindra TUV300 is available in 7 different colours, including two new shades, namely Highway Red and Mystic Copper.
2019 Mahindra TUV300 - Prices*
|T4+ 100 HP||8,49,196|
|T6+ 100 HP||9,09,196|
|T8 100 HP||9,71,460|
|T10 Dual Tone||10,22,930|
|T10 OPT Dual Tone||10,50,128|