Mahindra XUV300 Facelift: Expected Changes

Mahindra XUV300 Facelift: Expected Changes

The Mahindra XUV300, which has been available since 2019, is gearing up for a facelift, having been spotted on test runs several times. Our first look at the anticipated improvements in the midlife update has come from these sightings. If you've been eagerly awaiting the XUV300 facelift, here's what you can anticipate:

New Design Philosophy

Mahindra is adopting a new design language for the facelifted XUV300, aligning it with its upcoming range of Born Electric (BE) models. This has been confirmed through spy shots revealing fang-shaped LED DRLs at the front and connected taillights akin to the BE.05 concept. Anticipate more external alterations such as modified bumpers and altered alloy wheels, which are an evolution rather than a whole overhaul of Mahindra's current design.

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Mahindra XUV300 Facelift Front 3-Quarter View

Fresher Cabin

Inside, the XUV300 will sport a revamped dashboard featuring redesigned and repositioned central AC vents, a new climate control panel with rear AC vents, and two new displays—one for infotainment and the other for instrumentation. We can also expect refreshed seat upholstery for a more contemporary interior feel.

New Set Of Features

The 2024 XUV300 is likely to receive two larger digital displays (10.25 inches each) from the updated XUV400 EV, possibly accompanied by a segment-first panoramic sunroof. Wireless phone charging, push-button start/stop, dual-zone air conditioning, ventilated front seats, and cruise control are possible extra options. In terms of safety tech, Mahindra is expected to equip it with a 360-degree camera, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), six airbags as standard, a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), and electronic stability control (ESC).

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Mahindra XUV300 Facelift Front View

What Will It Get Under The Hood?

Mahindra is likely to offer the new XUV300 with the same petrol and diesel engine options as the current model. These include a 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine (110 PS/200 Nm) and a 1.5-litre diesel engine (117 PS/300 Nm), available with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed AMT. The XUV300 also comes with a T-GDi (direct-injection) turbo-petrol engine (130 PS/up to 250 Nm), exclusively paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. It's speculated that Mahindra might replace the current AMT with a torque converter unit for the automatic option.

Expected Launch, Price, And Rivals

We expect the facelifted Mahindra XUV300 to hit the market sometime in March this year, with an anticipated starting price of Rs 8.5 lakh (ex-showroom). The new XUV300 will compete with rivals like the Tata Nexon, Maruti Brezza, Kia Sonet, and Hyundai Venue