Mahindra XUV300 seen in the metal (with no camo) for the first time

24/12/2018 - 10:39 | ,   | Sagar Parikh

Update - Fresh images from Autopunditz added to the gallery.

Indian rally legend and Team Mahindra Adventure’s driver Gaurav Gill has posted an image on his Instagram account showing the Mahindra XUV300 in the metal for the first time. The picture was taken during the car’s ad shoot.

Mahindra XUV300 Side Spotted During Ad Shoot
With the XUV300, M&M is targeting 15-20 percent market share in the sub-4m SUV segment that sees 40k unit/month sales.

The Mahindra XUV300 is a product pitched directly against monocoque sub-4 metre SUVs Maruti Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport. More polished and technologically advanced than the Mahindra TUV300, it sits on the X100 platform of the SsangYong Tivoli. With its “cheetah-inspired design”, it carries forward the characteristics of the Mahindra XUV500.

Mahindra XUV300 Rear Spotted During Ad Shoot

At the front, the Mahindra XUV300 features projector headlamps, dual-LED DRLs that flow down onto the bumper to merge with the fog lamp housing, small radiator vent with chrome inserts positioned to resemble the six-slot grille and a large lower air intake garnished with chrome strips. On the sides, the small SUV flaunts pronounced wheel arches, 17-inch machined alloy wheels and blacked-out pillars.

Mahindra XUV300 Rear Three Quarters Spotted During

At the rear, the full-LED tail lamps are reminiscent of the Mahindra Alturas G4. The dual-tone interior is almost the same as that of the SsangYong Tivoli.

Mahindra XUV300 Spotted During Ad Shoot

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Mahindra will offer the XUV300 with a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine. Both engines will send the drive to the front wheels via a standard 6-speed manual transmission. An AMT option, teased at the digital reveal, will likely follow a few months later.

Mahindra Xuv300 Design Proposals
Mahindra considered many different design proposals for the XUV300 before locking one that looks closest to the XUV500.

Mahindra will launch the XUV300 in India in the first half of February 2019, and then in South Africa soon after. It will manufacture the new SUV at the Nasik plant in Maharashtra.

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