Mahindra has launched the TUV 300 facelift in India, it was first launched in 2015 September and this is the first major update that the sub-4-meter Mahindra has received till date. The updates have been added to the five variants and a few color combinations that add a dual tone paint scheme to the SUV.
Moving forward to the changes, the major changes are done in the cosmetic section. Starting with the front, the company has reworked the front grille, which now comes with a piano black finish. The air dam has a honeycomb pattern. The headlamps have also been tweaked and now feature LED DRLs and a smoked finish.
Other updates that the car gets include side cladding and an X-shaped spare wheel cover. The tail lamps now feature a clear lens cover. The gunmetal finished alloy wheels are borrowed from the earlier variant. Mahindra has added a couple of new exterior color options: Highway Red and Mystic Copper and it continues to offer optional dual-tone paint scheme too.
On the interior department, it remains largely identical to the previous model except for the new silver accents. Mahindra still offers a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system but it does not get support for Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. The car also lacks automatic climate control.
Safety features offered by the car are the same as the previous one, which means the TUV300 continues to come equipped with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and ISOFIX child seat anchors on all variants.
Under the hood, the engine remains the same 1.5-liter diesel engine that produces 100PS of power and 240Nm of peak torque. Though, Mahindra is now offering the sub-4 meter SUV with just the manual transmission. This engine also used to be available in a lower state of tune (84PS/230Nm) before, which was also offered with an optional AMT gearbox. However, these options have been discontinued.
Price and color:
While the TUV300 does not directly rival with any car, it still competes with Ford EcoSport and Honda WR-V. The car has been launched in India at a starting price of Rs 8.38 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai). Check out the full price list below:
|Variant||TUV300 Facelift||TUV300 (Old)||Difference|
|T4+||Rs 8.38 lakh||Rs 8.28 lakh||Rs 10,000|
|T6+||Rs 8.98 lakh||Rs 8.86 lakh||Rs 12,000|
|T8||Rs 9.62 lakh||Rs 9.58 lakh||Rs 4,000|
|T10||Rs 9.90 lakh||Rs 9.90 lakh||0|
|T10 Dual Tone||Rs 10.13 lakh||Rs 10.13 lakh||0|
|T10 (O)||Rs 10.17 lakh||NA||NA|
|T10 (O) Dual Tone||Rs 10.41 lakh||NA||NA|