Mahindra & Mahindra has two products (new Thar and XUV300 Sportz) ready to launch in India by the end of this year. While the second-generation Mahindra Thar will arrive in early October, the launch details of the Mahindra XUV300 Sportz are yet to be revealed by the carmaker. The sportier version of the XUV300 made its first public appearance at the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo. Earlier, it was slated to launch in the first quarter of this year. Though, it has been delayed due to the lockdown and ongoing pandemic. Here’re 5 things we should know about the upcoming XUV300 Sportz SUV.
1. New mStallion Petrol Engine
The sportier XUV300 will be one of the first Mahindra vehicles to feature the new mStallion engine. The carmaker unveiled its new range of turbo-petrol direct-injection (TGDI) engines at this year’s Auto Expo. The lineup includes three units – 1.2L, 1.5L and 2.0L – delivering power worth 130bhp with 230Nm, 163bhp with 280Nm and 190bhp with 380Nm respectively. Mahindra’s mStallion engines will be offered with an all-new 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed automatic transmission sourced from Aisin. The Mahindra XUV300 Sportz will receive the 1.2L turbo-petrol motor that will initially be offered with a manual gearbox.
2. Segment‘s Most Powerful Car
As mentioned above, Mahindra’s new 1.2L mStallion turbo-petrol engine will be capable to produce a maximum power of 130bhp and 230Nm of torque. This will make it more powerful (20bhp) and torqueier (30Nm) than the standard model. In fact, it will be more powerful than its arch rival – Hyundai Venue turbo-petrol – that returns a claimed power of 120bhp. That said, the XUV300 Sportz will be the most powerful car in its category. Read – Mahindra XUV400 SUV To Be Developed On Ford VX-772 Platform
3. Looks Sportier
Similar to the showcased model, the final version is likely to feature the Sportz moniker on front doors, new body graphics and red-finished front brake calipers. Unlike the standard model, the XUV300 Sportz will have all-black interior theme with sporty red contrast stitching on the seas and red highlights on the dashboard.
4. Fully-loaded Variant
The new sportier version XUV300 is likely to be based on the fully-loaded W8 petrol trim. The SUV’s top-end model comes packed with features such as heated wing mirrors, 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, powered sunroof, leatherette upholstery, front parking sensors, auto dimming rear view mirror, tyre pressure monitoring system, 3 point seat belt for the middle rear seat and 6 airbags. Read – 3 New Mahindra Electric Vehicles Coming Soon
5. Slightly Expensive
Compared to standard top-end petrol variants, the Mahindra XUV300 Sportz will be priced slightly more premium. It’s estimated to cost between Rs 12.30 lakh – Rs 12.50 lakh (ex-showroom). At present, the XUV300 W8 (O) petrol model is available at Rs 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).