Mahindra’s second vehicle in the compact SUV segment TUV300 has been a decent success and sold more than 25,000 units since its launch in September last year. Now, to up the ante against Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport, Mahindra has now launched the powerful version of the SUV with a new mhawk 100 engine that also does duty on NuvoSport. The 100bhp engine will be offered on range topping T8 variant with prices start at Rs. 8.98 lakh for the manual and Rs. 9.72 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) for the AMT variant.
The new engine brings increase in power and torque, powered by the same 1.5l mhawk diesel engine which now produces 100bhp power@3750rpm and 240Nm of torque between 1600-2800rpm as compared to 81bhp and 230Nm on standard variants. The engine is available with both 5-speed manual and 5-speed automated manual transmission (AMT).
Apart from different badging on the sides exterior styling remains same as mhawk 80 variants while inside the cabin it receives better thigh support equipped second row seats and ISOFLIX child seat mounts.
Speaking on the launch of the TUV300 with the all new mHAWK100 engine, Pravin Shah, President & Chief Executive (Automotive), M&M Ltd. said, “At Mahindra it has always been our Endeavour to incorporate consumer insights and feedback and hence we are happy to introduce the more powerful TUV300 with the mHawk100 engine. Further the TUV300 AMT T8 variant will offer a more thrilling drive with the upgraded power. With over 25,000 TUV300s on Indian roads, it has emerged as a strong player in its segment. With its all new powerful engine as well as a winning combination of bold true-blue SUV design, premium & elegant interiors, superior driving pleasure and best in class safety; the TUV300 will become an even more compelling value proposition for our customers.”
|Comparison of Mahindra TUV300 variants|