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The Mahindra XUV300 was launched at a compelling price tag starting from as low as Rs 7.80 lakh ex-showroom (India). Without a doubt, the XUV300 has redefined the highly-competitive sub-four-metre compact-SUV market in India, in almost all aspects. Mahindra has definitely got a winner in its hands.
We have already driven the new Mahindra XUV300 and needless to say, we were really impressed by the way it performed. The main highlight is, of course, the brilliant value for money it offered compared to its competitors — read our detailed first drive review of the Mahindra XUV300 to know more.
With that said, let us go through all the unique or first-in-class features that make the XUV300 a desirable buy on the market!
Note: Some of these features are available only in the top-spec W8 (O) trim.
300Nm Of Torque
The Mahindra XUV300 comes in both petrol and diesel formats; generating the best output in the class. The 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine produces 110bhp and 200Nm while the 1.5-litre diesel engine churns out 115bhp and a whopping 300Nm of torque. Both engines come mated to a six-speed manual transmission (an AMT version is in the works).
If you wish to buy it, we recommend you check out these must-know facts and figures of the Mahindra XUV300.
The three steering modes: Comfort, Normal and Sport, make the XUV300 a driver-focussed compact-SUV. Each mode lightens down or weighs up the steering wheel to provide an engaging driving experience.
The Mahindra XUV300 in its top specification comes with seven airbags (which includes knee, curtain, side and front units). Mahindra has taken safety as a key priority and within a few months' time, we will also get to know the XUV300's crash test rating.
Disc Brakes On All Four Wheels
The high performance figures require adequate stopping power. The Mahindra XUV300 comes with disc brakes on all four wheels; something which certain vehicles that cost more cannot provide. They are further assisted by ABS and EBD.
Heated ORVMs (Outside Rear-View Mirrors) prove beneficial in foggy climatic conditions like in Northern parts of India. The feature avoids the trouble of drivers wiping the mirrors themselves by shifting attention away from the road ahead.
Two-Zone Climate Control
The Mahindra XUV300 does not come with rear AC vents, but features two-zone climate control. It lets the passengers set individual air temperatures at either side of the cabin.
Front Parking Sensors
In tight traffic conditions, especially in Indian cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru; reverse parking sensors will not be enough to have a scratch or ding-free ownership experience. The XUV300 luckily comes with front parking sensors as well.
At 1821mm, the Mahindra XUV300 is the widest in its segment. The increased wheel track translates to better high-speed stability and interior space.
Even though confined within the tax benefits of less than four metres, the engineers at Mahindra Automotive still managed to make the XUV300's wheelbase (2600mm), the highest compared to its competitors. This is also the reason why the compact-SUV has decent rear legroom.
Thoughts On The Mahindra XUV300
As mentioned several times before, the Mahindra XUV300 is arguably the best compact-SUV you can buy today. With nine segment-first highlights and features, it can easily outperform of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza in terms of sales. What is your take on the XUV300? Let us know in the comment section below.