YouTube user the neelu vlogs has posted a brief video showing how the XUV300’s interior looks in real life. M&M had shown the interior in just one image last month.
The video shows the Mahindra XUV300’s range-topping grade featuring cruise control, engine start-stop button, touchscreen infotainment system with GPS navigation, dual-zone automatic climate control system, two USB ports (front) and two-tone colour scheme. Looking at the interior closely, it’s clear that the XUV300 shares a lot more with the SsangYong Tivoli than just the floor and suspension parts.
Mahindra is yet to release the specifications of the XUV300. However, reports are rife that the engine options will include an all-new 1.2-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol unit and the 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel unit of the Mahindra Marazzo. A 6-speed manual transmission will send drive to the front wheels. An AMT option will follow, but the introduction of an AWD system even at a later stage is highly unlikely.
The Mahindra XUV300 will come with a plethora of safety features, including four-wheel disc brakes, seven airbags, front parking sensors and ESP that are unavailable or not so common in the segment.
A recent report said that Mahindra will launch the XUV300 on 15 February 2019. The company has already confirmed the month's first half as the launch timeline, and that the exports will commence shortly after the domestic launch. It will manufacture the sub-4 metre SUV at the Nasik plant in Maharashtra. Expect prices to start between INR 7.5-8 lakh (ex-showroom).