New Delhi: Mahindra has released the first teaser of the upcoming more powerful XUV300 ahead of its launch. The facelifted SUV was recently spotted testing in near-production guise.
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Maindra XUV300 facelift: New power unit
The spy photos show the distinctive T-GDI badging on the vehicle, confirming that the updated XUV300 will come with the long-delayed 1.2-litre mStallion direct-injection turbo petrol engine.
This three-cylinder unit churns out 131bhp and 230Nm and is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox; it will also get start-stop technology. The current engine options – a 110bhp 1.2-litre turbo petrol and a 117bhp 1.5-litre diesel – are expected to continue for the XUV300 facelift.
Mahindra XUV300 facelift: Expected design changes
The updated XUV300 SUV appears to get a reprofiled grille and front bumper. It will also get Mahindra’s new Twin Peaks logo as seen on the XUV700, Scorpio N and the recently launched Scorpio Classic.
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The headlights are expected to remain the same, but could get LED setups and minor design tweaks. On the sides, the updated XUV300 looks the same as the current model except for the new alloy wheel design. Changes at the rear are also expected to be minimal. The XUV300 facelift is expected to get black interiors with red stitching and a new touchscreen infotainment system.
Mahindra XUV300 facelift: Rivals
The facelifted XUV300 will compete with the newly launched Maruti Brezza as well as the facelifted Venue, Kia Sonet and Tata Nexon. It will also take over models such as the Renault Kiger and Nissan Magnite.