If Maruti is the pioneer in small car range, Mahindra is regarded as the kind of SUV cars- with its Xylo, XUV 500 and Scorpio conquering the Indian roads in their segment. However, when Ford launched EcoSport, it created a lot of buzz with its appealing specs, and beautiful design. Mahindra released Quanto against it. Though Quanto made a great opening but eventually it was outperformed. Mahindra is gearing up to launch a rather great war against Renault Duster and Ford EcoSport. It has planned to release XUV 300.
Also named as Mahindra S101, the car will be launched on the similar monocoque chassis like that of XUV 500 and is likely to be released in the 4 meter dimension to avail government tax concession. The diesel engine of the car is likely to offer a decent mileage of 13kmpl which will surely serve as an advantage to the deregulated fuel prices. The spy Mahindra XUV 300 images reveal that the sporty and adventurous exterior of the car is similar to the other 300 series vehicles of Mahindra; therefore the car will surely feature great spacious legroom and headroom. As a producer of adventurous and powerful cars, Mahindra will load the XUV 300 with dynamic specs and sturdy engine to make it the replace of its Scorpio range for the time being, till the time it is relaunched.
The S 101 is said to be a five seater with beautifully designed front grille and body coloured bumpers well accented with 15 inch alloy wheels. The vehicle will be released in diesel as well as petrol version to meet the demand of a larger consumer base. The diesel mill come compacted with 1.5l 3 cylinder, the petrol car will boast of 1.2l turbocharger mill like other Mahindra cars. The engine is mated to 5 speed manual transmission gearbox.
The car possesses a hatchback like look with a magnificent nose and rich window line that tapers toward the back. The rear mounted spare wheel has been included in the car to give the appearance of a SUV. With its distinctive designing and massive front section, the car accommodates two passenger in the front row beside the driver seat. The car has been priced in the low range of SUV and is said to be released in the price segment of INR 5 to 7 lakh and serve as MUV.
Speaking about the specs of the car, it comes with projector headlights, rain sensing wipers, automatic climate controlling, all 4 door power window, keyless entry, power steering with telescopic and tilt, powered driver seat, GPS navigation, Touch screen multimedia system, Bluetooth connection, Steering Mounted Control. The safety specs of the car include fog lamps, parking sensors; dual airbags, ESP, ABS and hill hold drive help.
The car will be launched at the Auto Expo of 2014 and can be launched till March of the coming year. However, the spec mentioned have not been specifically confirmed and announced by the company. We shall update you about the other details too.