Mahindra XUV300 Facelift Undergoing Final Tests Before Launch

Mahindra XUV300 Facelift Undergoing Final Tests Before Launch

Mahindra is set to launch the XUV300 facelift in India, planned to hit the market in the upcoming weeks. This updated version of the XUV300 represents Mahindra's renewed effort to compete in the bold contested compact SUV segment which includes popular models like the Nexon, Sonet, Venue, and Brezza. Let's explore the enhancements introduced in the refreshed XUV300 including its revamped styling and powertrain options.

Updated Styling

The XUV300 facelift undergoes a significant styling overhaul to stay competitive with its refreshed rivals such as the Nexon, Venue, and Sonet. Drawing inspiration from Mahindra's BE lineup of SUVs set to debut in 2025, the refreshed XUV300 features a more angular nose, a completely redesigned drop-down LED daytime running lamp, and a revised bumper and headlamp assembly. To further improve the SUV's frontal appearance is a redesigned two-part grille featuring a wider center air inlet. At the rear, notable updates include a redesigned tailgate with a full-width LED light bar, sleeker C-shaped tail lamps, and a relocated registration plate on the bumper.

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Mahindra XUV300 Facelift Side View

Interior Enhancements

The interior of the XUV300 facelift receives updates inspired by the recently refreshed XUV400 EV. Expect to see a new-look dashboard equipped with twin 10.25-inch screens, along with premium features like a 360-degree camera, cooled seats, rear AC vents, and other add-ons. These enhancements promise to elevate the comfort and convenience offered by the XUV300's cabin enhancing the overall driving experience for occupants.

Diverse Powertrain Options

The XUV300 facelift offers a variety of powertrain options to cater to different preferences and requirements. It retains its current lineup of engines, including the 1.5-liter diesel, 1.2-liter turbo petrol, and 1.2-liter direct injection turbo petrol (TGDI) units. Notably, the facelift introduces an Aisin-sourced 6-speed automatic (torque converter) transmission paired with the most potent 131hp, 1.2-litre turbo-petrol (TGDI) engine. Shared with the Volkswagen Taigun and Skoda Kushaq this powerful engine promises outstanding performance. The other two engines continue to be available with 6-speed manual and automated manual transmission options.

Electric Variant on the Horizon

In a move towards sustainable mobility solutions, Mahindra will also offer an electric version of the XUV300, positioned below the XUV400 EV. Expected to hit the market by June 2024 the XUV300 EV aims to provide a compelling alternative to rivals like the Nexon EV and the introduction of this electric version demonstrates Mahindra's dedication to supporting electric vehicles and providing customers with environmentally beneficial options.