With the BS-VI deadline less than a year away, spy shots of BS-VI test mules will be a common affair in the coming months. In the latest, a BS-VI Mahindra XUV300 has been spied on the Chennai-Tindivanam highway.
The Mahindra XUV300 test mule seen in the above image has a BS-VI sticker on its fuel-filler cap. The SUV is available with a 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine, and chances are that either of these two could be present in the test mule. However, the publication releasing the spy shot says that the test mule had the 1.5-litre diesel engine under its hood.
The Mahindra XUV300 diesel employs a detuned version of the Mahindra Marazzo's engine. The BS-IV 1.5-litre four-cylinder mill produces 90.2 kW (122.64 PS) at 3,500 rpm and 300 Nm of torque at 1,750-2,500 rpm in the MPV. In the SUV, the tuning is 85.8 kW (116.5 PS) at 3,750 rpm and 300 Nm at 1,500-2,500 rpm. The 1.2-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol of the XUV300 also will get upgraded to conform to BS-VI emission norms. The BS-IV version of this engine develops 81 kW (111.5 PS) at 5,000 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 2,000-3,500 rpm.
The Mahindra XUV300 offers some benchmark safety and convenience features and is one of the most feature-loaded SUVs in its segment. On the outside, it features projector headlamps with LED DRLs, 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, LED tail lights and dual-tone roof rails. Interior highlights include electric sunroof, leatherette upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control and 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with GPS navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. On the safety front, the sub-4 meter SUV comes equipped 7 airbags, four disc brakes, front and rear parking sensors, ESP with Roll-over Mitigation and more.
The Mahindra XUV300's prices start at INR 7.90 lakh* and go up to INR 11.99 lakh*. Exports of the new sub-4 metre SUV have commenced.
[Image Source: vikatan.com]