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Mahindra XUV300 was launched in the Indian market recently. The XUV300 is offered with a starting price of Rs 7.90 lakh, ex-showroom (Delhi). However, at the time of launch Mahindra introduced the sub-four-metre SUV with just a manual gearbox.
Mahindra had, however, confirmed that an automatic transmission for the XUV300 is in the works. Now, Gaadiwaadi, has released fresh set of spy pics of the Mahindra XUV300 AMT testing in India. The spy pics showcase a completely camouflaged XUV300 with the automatic gearbox.
The Mahindra XUV300 is expected to feature a six-speed automatic transmission sourced by Italian automotive components manufacturer, Magnetti-Marelli. However, according to reports, this automatic transmission will be temporary, until the BS-VI norms kicks-in. Reports suggest that once the new stringent emission norms are implemented, Mahindra will replace the six-speed AMT with a torque-converter unit from Aisin.
In terms of mechanicals, the Mahindra XUV300 AMT will continue to be powered by the same two engine options — 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel units. The 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine produces 110bhp and 200Nm of torque. The 1.5-litre diesel engine, on the other hand, churns out 115bhp and 300Nm of torque. Both engines are currently mated to a standard six-speed manual gearbox.
The Mahindra XUV300 is further available in four variants — W4, W6, W8 and W8 (O). Each variant comes with a host of features and equipment, including a number of segment-firsts as well — check out the variant-wise feature list on the Mahindra XUV300.
Apart from the AMT version of the Mahindra XUV300, the Indian carmaker is also expected to be working on an all-new electric SUV based on the XUV300. Codenamed the S210, the Mahindra XUV300 electric is said to be launched in India sometime in 2020 and will have a range of up to 400km on a single charge — find out the details of the Mahindra XUV300 electric here.
Coming back to the Mahindra XUV300 AMT, once launched in the Indian market, the variant is expected to be priced at a slight premium compared to the manual versions. We can expect only the higher-spec trims to receive the AMT, with a slight price hike in the range of Rs 40,000 - Rs 50,000.
Thoughts On The Mahindra XUV300 AMT Spied
Mahindra had confirmed the AMT version of the XUV300 during the launch of the compact-SUV in India. Once launched, the Mahindra XUV300 AMT will rival the likes of the Tata Nexon AMT, Ford EcoSport AMT and the Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT.