Mahindra is set to revamp its popular XUV300 with a mid-life update, introducing a refreshed exterior design and an upgraded infotainment system, featuring a larger touchscreen and possibly a digital instrument cluster. The standout addition is a segment-first panoramic sunroof for a touch of luxury. However, the most significant enhancement comes in the form of a new 6-speed automatic transmission sourced from Aisin, expected to replace the existing automated manual transmission, promising a smoother driving experience. While engine options remain unchanged, the availability of the automatic transmission across variants is still unconfirmed. The facelifted XUV300 will compete with other compact SUVs by combining style, cutting-edge technology, and enhanced driving comfort and is expected to be on sale in the first half of 2024.
Improved Styling and Infotainment
On the outside, the XUV300 will sport enhanced styling, giving it a refreshed and modern appearance. Inside, there's a big upgrade in store as well. While the interiors are expected to remain largely similar, you can look forward to a larger and more advanced touchscreen infotainment system. There might also be a digital instrument cluster for added convenience.
Panoramic Sunroof for Added Luxury
To add a touch of luxury and make your driving experience even more enjoyable, Mahindra is introducing a segment - first panoramic sunroof. Your journeys will be brighter and more enjoyable due to this innovation, that will allow lots of natural light into the cabin.
New Automatic Transmission
One of the most significant enhancements to the XUV300 is the introduction of a new automatic transmission. This transmission is sourced from Aisin and is a 6-speed automatic with a torque converter. It's expected to replace the older 6-speed automated manual transmission (AMT). Driving will be smoother and more fun with the automatic transmission.
Mahindra plans to keep the same engine options for the XUV300. These include a 1.5-liter diesel engine with 117 horsepower and engines with 110 horsepower and 1.2-liter turbo-petrols with 131 horsepower and direct injection. However, it's not yet confirmed whether the new automatic transmission will be available for all engine variants or limited to specific ones.
A Trusted Source
Aisin, a well-known component manufacturer, has been supplying its 6-speed automatic transmission to Mahindra for various models, including the XUV500 and XUV700. They also supply transmissions to other automakers, including MG, Volkswagen, Skoda, and Maruti. This demonstrates the dependability and superiority of the automatic gearbox the XUV300 will get.
Launch and Competition
The XUV300 facelift is expected to be launched in the first half of 2024. It will face competition from other compact SUVs like the updated Kia Sonet, Tata Nexon facelift, Hyundai Venue, and Maruti Brezza.
The Mahindra XUV300's upcoming improvements promise an even more fashionable and feature-rich driving experience. This vehicle is positioned to raise the benchmark for compact SUVs thanks to its new automatic gearbox, enhanced infotainment system, and panoramic sunroof. Keep an eye out for its release in 2024 if you are in the market for a new and exciting ride.