Mahindra is out with yet another compact SUV, the XUV300. The car has introduced many segment-first features in the market. Features such asdual-zone climate control system and others, along with the basic safety kit, will keep the eyes of the buyers fixated on this machine. The car that is under-4-metres-lengthcategory, packs a lot of cabin space and sophisticated interiors. Coupled with the cheetah-inspired design and the new X100 platform from the SsangYong Tivoli, the car appeals to the younger buyers. Let us take a sneak peek into the features of the car and what makes it better than everyone else.
What is new in Mahindra XUV300?
Mahindra is offering a lot of segment-first and segment-leading features on the top-spec model of its Mahindra XUV300. This includes dual-zone automatic climate control, front parking sensors and a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system along with a powered sunroof and 7 airbags. The car will also benefit from a micro-hybrid technology, though it can be found in the diesel trims. Let’s not forget heated wing mirrors and three different steering modes – Normal, Comfort and Sports which would alter the steering weight. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are also present.
What is different for the trims in terms of features?
The four trims of the car would be a little different on the outside. The base variant, the W4, would get LED tail-lamps, but there would be no wheel covers for the 16-inch wheels. Also, it would miss out on the chrome garnish for the grille, which becomes commonplace for the higher trims. Black rails can be seen in the W6. The W8 and W8(O) can be seen with the new projector headlights and daytime running LED lamps. These trims get 17-inch alloy wheels and integrated LED turn indicators on the wing mirrors. Six different paint options are available on the XUV300 – red, blue, orange, silver, black and white.
What are the additional features on the car?
The comfort on the W8(O) means there would be an instrument cluster with multiple colour illumination options. The driver’s seat is height adjustable and there are leatherette seats. There is a tyre pressure monitor and push-button start. The auto-dimming inside rear-view mirror, tyre position display and reverse camera add to the comfort and drivability of the car. The car offers power folding, automatic headlamps and wipers, four speakers with two tweeters, an armrest for the rear seats and adjustable wing mirrors with a lot of boot space ensuring the comfort of the passengers inside.
How safe is the car?
When it comes to safety features, the XUV300 W8(O) leads in the segment. Four disc brakes, 2 airbags and ABS with EBD arecommon on all the trims. The electronic stability control unit and hill-hold assist are available with the W8. Isofix child seat mounts and the front and rear fog lamps can be seen in the W8(O).
Mahindra XUV300 is doing great against its rivals with sales being at the top for the last few months. The car costs somewhere around Rs. 7.9 lakh to Rs. 11.14 lakh.