Mahindra & Mahindra will launch the XUV300 in the first half of February 2019. The main talking point of the Maruti Vitara Brezza rival is its lengthy equipment list, which comprises segment-leading items which, as per the company, ensure that the new model isn't merely 'a car to get one from point A to point B at a low per km cost.' Here is a look at the top 10 confirmed features of the Mahindra XUV300 -
1. Large DRLs
While the Mahindra XUV300 shares its X100 platform with the Ssangyong Tivoli, the company insists that the new model's Cheetah-inspired styling helps it have a distinct identity. At. its front-end, the baby-XUV features projector lights, a new grille with horizontal slats and chrome trim that mimics the toothed appearance of the grilles seen on other Mahindra models. The most significant highlight, however, is the set of L-shaped DRLs that extend till the foglamps.
2. Dual Zone Auto AC
Mahindra has revealed that the XUV300 will have a segment-first dual-zone automatic climate control, which is a feature that isn't available in most cars that belong to much costlier segments. This feature, which will enable the driver and the co-passenger to set the temperature to individual preferences, is definitely among the highlights of the baby-XUV's cabin.
3. 7 Airbags & ESP
Another segment-first feature that will be available on the top-spec Mahindra XUV300 is a set of 7 airbags. This should lead to enhanced occupant protection in the event of a crash. Another safety feature that the XUV300 will offer is the Electronic Stability Program (ESP), which automatically applies the brakes to help "steer" the vehicle under tricky conditions.
4. Steering settings
The Mahindra XUV300's steering wheel will offer three settings - Normal, Comfort, and Sport, which optimises the steering feel and feedback as per the user-selected mode. Here is another segment-first feature that is not available on cars in near price segments.
5. 17-inch wheels and all four disc brakes
The top-spec trim of the Mahindra XUV300 will feature 17-inch machined alloy wheels. Another segment-first safety feature that the Vitara Brezza-rival will offer is an all-wheel disc brake setup, which should lead to sharp braking and reduced braking distances.
6. 3 Rear Headrests
The rear seat of the Mahindra XUV300 will feature three headrests. This should ensure optimum comfort level for even the middle passenger on the back seat.
7. Class-leading 2,600 mm wheelbase
Furthermore, the rear passengers are likely to benefit from more than decent leg space owing to a wheelbase of 2,600 mm, which is the same as that of the Ssangyong Tivoli. It's worth mentioning here that unlike the Tivoli, which has an overall length of 4,195 mm, the XUV300 measures a shade under 4,000 mm.
8. Electric Sunroof
Sunroofs have witnessed a rise in their popularity in the last few years. While a sunroof offers no practicality due to the extreme climate conditions that are prevalent almost throughout the year, it does enhance the aesthetic appeal of the vehicle. Currently, the only sub-4-metre SUV to offer an electric sunroof as a factory fitment is the Ford EcoSport, but soon, the XUV300 will join the fray with an electric sunroof for its top-spec trim.
9. Cruise Control
Cruise Control is another important feature that the Mahindra XUV300 will offer. While not a segment-first, this feature should help the drivers of the XUV300 avoid fatigue during the long drives on the expressway.
10. Leather Seats
The top-spec trim of the Mahindra XUV300 will feature leather upholstery, which should lend a premium feel to the cabin.