The much-anticipated Mahindra SUV TUV300 has rolled out at Chakan in Pune in both automatic and manual gear systems, heralding for the first time an AMT version of Indian SUV at the launch. Design is inspired by a battle tank which gives it a tough, bold and stylish character, claims Mahindra.
Mahindra TUV300 is positioned against other top SUVs in the market such as Ford EcoSport and Tata Safari.
With 1.5-liter, 3-cylinder, twin-scroll mHawk80 diesel engine, with capacity to produce 80 bhp and 230 Nm of torque, the transmission is available in both manual or automatic versions, both providing 5-speed variations. Mileage is around 18.09kmpl as per the ARAI certificate.
TUV300 features include front grille with chrome inserts, front fog lamps with chrome accents, same coloured door handles, ORVMs, static bending headlamps, rear defogger, follow-me-home headlamps, tailgate-mounted spare wheel and the colors on offer include red, black, orange, silver, blue and white.
Interiors include silver accents on AC vents, video display, 2 DIN music system, Bluetooth, USB, AUX, driver Information System (DIS), steering mounted audio & phone controls and driver seat height adjustment with safety features such as dual airbags, ABS with EBD, seat belt reminder lamp and auto door lock while on the move.
Available in three variants — TUV300 T4, TV300 T6 and TUV300 T8, Mahindra is planning to manufacture 5,000 units per month and also export it to South africa, among other destinations.
Prices of TUV 300 (ex-showroom Pune)
T4: Rs 6.90 lakh
T4+: Rs 7.25 lakh
T6: Rs 7.55 lakh
T6+: Rs 7.80 lakh
T6 AMT: Rs 8.52 lakh
T8: Rs 8.48 lakh
T8 AMT: Rs 9.12 lakh.
Speaking at the launch, Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group, said, the launch represents the company’s ‘Rise’ philosophy in action. “Our development team used alternative thinking to deliver a vehicle with a high level of technology and performance at an unbeatable price. The TUV300 embodies
Mahindra’s ’Tough and Rugged’ DNA which makes me confident that it will be a brand creator in
Conceptualized and developed at Mahindra Research Valley (MRV) Chennai, the TUV300 is being projected as a compelling value proposition in an otherwise crowded segment.