The Mahindra XUV300 is much higher on safety than the nation’s best-selling SUV Maruti Vitara Brezza. Here’s a video highlighting the new model’s key safety features.
The Mahindra XUV300 comes with best-in-class safety. It is the first model in its segment equipped with seven airbags - dual-front airbags, side airbags (front), curtain airbags and driver’s knee airbag, as well as disc brake on all four wheels and front parking sensors. The safety suite includes Electronic Stability Program with Hill Hold Assist, ISOFIX child-seat anchorages, front and rear fog lamps and three-point seatbelt for the middle seat in the second row also.
Dual-front airbags, ABS and disc brake on all four wheels are standard, and the same is expected for rear parking sensors and speed alert system. The range comprises three equipment lines, namely W4, W6 and W8. Moreover, there’s an option pack for the range-topping grade W8.
Other equipment highlights of the Mahindra XUV300 include projector headlamps, dual LED DRLs, heated ORVMs, 17-inch machine-cut alloy wheels, LED tail lamps, electric sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control and 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
There are two engine options for the Mahindra XUV300: 1.2L petrol and 1.5L diesel. The petrol engine is a newly developed turbocharged three-cylinder unit, while the diesel engine is the Mahindra Marazzo’s turbocharged four-cylinder unit. The maximum torque delivered by these engines is 200 Nm and 300 Nm respectively. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard. An AMT will follow later. The diesel W8 and W8 (O) configurations feature micro-hybrid technology.
Mahindra will launch the XUV300 in India on 14 February 2019. Exports will commence soon after.