The Mahindra XUV300 was launched in February 2018 and garnered over 13,000 orders in one month of its launch. India's latest compact SUV a global model that will be exported to many markets, including that of Europe, South America, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Australia and New Zealand. In a related development, it has emerged that the new model will launch in Namibia in mid-June.
The Mahindra XUV300 is available in four trims - W4, W6, and W8, and W8(O). The manufacturer claims that the XUV300 features a 'Cheetah-inspired' design, a theme that debuted on the Mahindra XUV500. The compact SUV is underpinned by the Ssangyong Tivoli's critically acclaimed X100 platform.
The Mahindra XUV300 is available with two engine options - 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel. The former is a three-pot unit that produces a maximum power of 81 kW (110 bhp) at 5,000 rpm and a peak torque of 200 Nm at 2,000-3,500 rpm. The oil-burner offers 85.8 kW (115 bhp) at 3,750 rpm and 300 Nm at 1,500-2,500 rpm. Both the motors come mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.
The top-of-the-line Mahindra XUV300 offers a host of segment-leading features, including dual-zone climate control, heated ORVMs, seven airbags, front and rear parking sensors, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), an electric sunroof, engine start-stop, and auto-dimming IRVM. All the trims feature a host of standard safety features in the form of dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child-seat anchorage mounts, disc brakes for all four wheels, and rear parking sensors.
Esther Leoni, Sales Manager, Mahindra Namibia has said that the vehicle will cost less than N$ 300,000 (INR 14,26,363). Speaking on the new vehicle, Leoni said -
We are very excited about this product range, as it ticks all the boxes and is in a fantastic price bracket. The XUV300 is a beautiful vehicle that will be awe inspiring for Namibian (market).