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The Anticipated Mahindra XUV300 Facelift: Balancing Innovation And Familiarity

The SUV market, ever dynamic and competitive, is witnessing an intriguing addition: the forthcoming facelift of Mahindra's beloved XUV300.

Edited By : Malika Sahni | Updated: Nov 16, 2023 07:12 IST
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The SUV market, ever dynamic and competitive, is witnessing an intriguing addition: the forthcoming facelift of Mahindra’s beloved XUV300. With SUVs dominating consumer preference, manufacturers are constantly revamping this segment to stay ahead. Mahindra, a prominent player, has been spotted testing a camouflaged version of its updated XUV300, hinting at exciting changes on the horizon. Despite the company’s silence on the delivery and launch dates, speculation points toward an Indian debut in 2024.

The Facelift: A Blend of Refresh and Concern

Anticipation surrounds the facelift, promising alterations in the front and headlights, possibly extending to the rear lights. However, amidst the excitement, concerns arise with reports suggesting the exclusion of the Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS). This exclusion might disappoint passengers as the sensor-based safety feature had been pivotal in alerting drivers to potential distractions or hazards.

Design Enhancements and Comfort Upgrades

On the aesthetic front, the XUV300 is expected to boast more alluring headlamps, enhanced daytime running lights (DRLs), and an enlarged touchscreen infotainment system. Interior upgrades encompass a revamped gear shifter, comfortable seat designs, and a digital instrument cluster, catering to both manual and automatic transmission preferences. The option of a turbo engine further amplifies the allure of this mid-segment SUV.

 Competition and Pricing Dynamics

In a market vying with contenders like the Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, and Tata Nexon, the XUV300 positions itself as a 5-seater SUV, flaunting versatility and style. The existing model is currently available at a starting price of Rs 7.99 lakh ex-showroom, scaling up to Rs 14.76 lakh for the top model, equipped with a boot space of 257 litres. With a color palette boasting 10 options, including the choice of dual colors, the XUV300 accommodates diverse tastes.

 Performance and Engine Specifications

The powerhouse of the XUV300 ranges from 1197 cc to 1497 cc across different trims, offering varying power outputs between 108.62 to 128.73 bhp. While no changes have been reported in its powertrain, the company continues to assert an impressive mileage of up to 20.1 kmpl. The speculated starting price for the revamped model is approximately Rs 8 lakh ex-showroom, furthering its appeal among potential buyers.

Mahindra’s imminent XUV300 facelift sparks anticipation and curiosity within the SUV aficionados’ community. The blend of design enhancements, interior comforts, and engine prowess promises to fortify its standing in the competitive mid-segment SUV market. However, concerns loom over the absence of the ADAS, a crucial safety feature for many drivers. As the unveiling draws closer, enthusiasts await the official confirmation of these speculated changes and eagerly anticipate the arrival of this refreshed SUV.

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First published on: Nov 16, 2023 07:12 AM IST

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