Mahindra is all set to launch the updated XUV300 tomorrow and much to their dismay, the compact SUV has been leaked. Rumored to be the ‘Sportz’ model, this new incarnation of the XUV300 will get a number of cosmetic as well as mechanical changes. The XUV300 Sportz made its public debut at the Indian Auto Expo a few years ago and it’s finally making its debut tomorrow. Let’s take a look at what’s new:
The leak suggests that the XUV300 will be offered in a new mustard yellow color with a dual-tone black roof. Monotone will also have a white and black color option. The front has the most significant changes with Mahindra’s new Twin Peaks logo in the front grille. The grille has also been blacked out and has red accents. The same red accents can also be seen in the air dam below. The rest of the design elements remain the same with the familiar projector headlamps with LED DRLs moving towards the fog lamps. On the side are new 16-inch alloy wheels that were recently introduced on the current model.
The ORVMs are blacked out and the lower half of the doors have rough cladding. The reverse is more or less the same with the only change being that the variant badge now comes in red. The interiors are more or less similar to the outgoing version, however, we expect it to get red accents all around. In terms of features, the XUV300 will come with dual-zone climate control, 6 airbags, front parking sensors, a 7-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay with a front tire position indicator, push-button start/stop, rain . Sensing wipers etc
The biggest change in the updated XUV300 will be the addition of a new engine. The new 1.2-litre TGDI engine is part of the mStallion range of petrol motors that makes 130 PS of power and 230 Nm of torque, an increase of 20 PS and 30 Nm over the current petrol engine that powers the XUV300. This new motor uses direct injection instead of multi-point fuel injection and is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Mahindra may also pair it with AMT. The 1.5 liter diesel engine is expected to carry over unchanged.