Mahindra XUV300 petrol-AMT launched at Rs 9.95 lakh

Mahindra and Mahindra has expanded the Mahindra XUV300 line-up in India with the launch of the petrol-AMT version of the sub-four-metre SUV at Rs 9.95 lakh, ex-showroom. This is for the W6 variant. This version costs Rs 55,000 more than the petrol-manual W6, which now also comes with a sunroof.

Another new addition to the Mahindra XUV300 lineup is that of the BlueSense Plus suite of connected-car tech which offers over 40 features like remote door lock/unlock, control of car functions like hard lights, live vehicle tracking, geofencing, and SOS alerts. This feature is available on the top-spec variants while the sunroof has been added all versions from the W6 onwards. Further, AMT versions in W8(O) spec get two new dual-tone colour options – Dual-tone Red and Dual-tone Aquamarine – while a Galaxy Grey paint option has been added to manual W6, W8 & W8(O) variants. The six-speed AMT here is the same six-speed Marelli-sourced unit as the one introduced earlier on the diesel XUV300. It gets a creep function that is disabled if the doors are open and hill-start assist, among other functions. The gearbox is paired with a 1.2-litre turbo-petrol with 110pS and 200 Nm.

Notable features available on the XUV300 are dual-zone climate control, leatherette upholstery, push-button start, 8-inch infotainment with Android Auto/Apple Carplay, six speakers, steering modes, auto headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, cruise control and so on. The XUV300 has also achieved a five-star Global NCAP safety rating with features like 7 airbags, front parking sensors, TPMS, rear disc brakes, ESC, etc. Bookings for the petrol-AMT Mahindra XUV300 have already begun with deliveries from mid-February. Priced between Rs 7.95 lakh and Rs 12.30 lakh, the Mahindra competes against the likes of the Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford Ecosport, Nissan Magnite and Toyota Urban Cruiser.