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The Mahindra TUV300 BS6 facelift launch has been delayed due to the on-going Covid-19 pandemic in the country. The company was extensively testing the TUV300 compact-SUV in the India market before all operations were suspended due to the nation-wide lockdown announced in the country.
Alongside the 2020 Mahindra TUV300, the launch of its nine-seater sibling, the TUV300 Plus has also been delayed. Most of the components are shared between both models, except the TUV300 Plus has a larger footprint with more seats for the occupants.
Initially, both models were expected to be launched during April 2020 but the prevalent circumstances have delayed its arrival. Both models will feature a host of updates on the upcoming model including minor cosmetic updates on the exterior of the SUVs.
The changes on the new TUV300 and the TUV300 Plus include a new front fascia which includes a new grille with slimmer slats, a revised bumper design, a sportier air dam, new headlamps and tail lamps; among others.
On the inside, the BS6 TUV300 models are expected to feature revised interiors with an updated infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It is also expected to feature new interior trim with soft touch plastics, making for a fresh and pleasant feel in the cabin.
Mahindra will offer the TUV300 with the same 1.5-litre diesel engine that is updated to meet BS6 standards. The power figures are expected to remain unchanged as well, which produced 98bhp and 240Nm in its BS4 format. The engine will come mated to a five-speed gearbox as standard.
On the other hand, the TUV300 Plus will also continue to feature a 2.2-litre diesel engine that will be updated to meet BS6 standards. However, it will be in a different state of tune producing 138bhp and 280Nm of torque. This particular engine currently powers the Mahindra Scorpio SUV in the brand's line-up.
Once launched, the TUV300 and the TUV300 Plus models are expected to get a slight increase in its pricing as compared to its BS4 counterparts. The BS4 TUV300 model retailed between Rs 8.54 lakh and Rs 10.55 lakh. While the TUV300 Plus was priced between Rs 9.93 lakh to Rs 11.42 lakh.
Thoughts About The Mahindra TUV300 BS6 Facelift Launch Delayed Due To Covid-19 Pandemic
Mahindra's product launches have been delayed due to the on-going crisis in the country. However, the government has announced relaxations on the nation-wide lockdown announced in the country. As a result, companies are resuming their operations, and soon we will have a slew of new models launched in the country, including the Mahindra TUV300 and the TUV300 Plus in the Indian market.