The sales of SUVs in India rose 13% in September 2019, as compared to August, says an article on Autocar India. This only goes to highlight how popular this type of vehicle is with the Indian consumer. One of the leading car manufacturers, especially known for its sturdy SUVs, best suited for Indian roads, is Mahindra and Mahindra. It’s latest offering in this vehicle segment is the XUV 300, launched in February 2019.
The Perfect SUV in India
The Mahindra XUV 300 is the Indianized version of Ssangyong Tivoli and has impressive features to catch the fancy of car lovers. Being referred as baby XUV500, it certainly has a lot to offer, including reliability, safety and quality. The XUV300 car price definitely offers value for money, given the endless features and efficient performance the SUV delivers.
With boot capacity of 257 liters and ground clearance of 180mm, this vehicle has a rear interior width of 134mm, rear track of 1563mm and front track of 1550mm. It comes in a petrol variant and a diesel variant.
Turbo Petrol Driven XUV300
This one has a 3-cylinder engine, with cubic capacity of 1197cc. It delivers maximum power of 110hp at 5000rpm and maximum torque of 200Nm at 2000-3000rpm. It comes with front wheel drive, 6-speed manual transmission and final drive ratio is 3.88:1. The noise levels is 41.1dB when idle, 55.5dB when idle with AC blower at half, 67.5dB when in full reverse mode with the AC off, 64.1dB at 50kph with the AC off and 67.8dB at 80kph with the AC off. The engine gives an output of 91.8hp per litre.
Turbo Diesel Driven XUV300
This variant comes with a 4-cylinder engine with cubic capacity of 1497cc. It delivers maximum power of 117hp at 3750rpm and maximum torque of 300Nm at 1500-2500rpm. This also has front wheel drive, 6-speed manual transmission, but final drive ratio of 3.706:1. The noise levels are 45.6dB when idle, 54.8dB when idle with AC blower at half, 72.5dB when in full reverse mode with the AC off, 62.8dB at 50kph with the AC off and 66.4dB at 80kph with the AC off. The engine gives an output of 78.1hp per litre.
Both variants come with independent front suspension with MacPherson Strut and anti-roll bar, while the rear suspension is non-independent, with torsion beam and coil springs. The steering is rack and pinion with electric power assist and a turning diameter of 10.6m. The SUVs have a 7-inch touch screen multimedia system with USB, AUX cable, Apple and Android car play, and Bluetooth telephony. They are loaded with auto headlamps, wipers, sunroof, front parking sensors, cruise control and much more.
The XUV300 offers great performance and drivability, and has enough space to accommodate up to five people. Starting the engine and entering the car is a quick, keyless process and the start-stop system shuts down the engine when the car is idle for too long. The sixth gear ensures that the engine movement is slow enough while cruising, which ultimately consumes less fuel.
At its car price, the XUV300 offers some great features, including standard safety features, such as all-wheel disc brakes, speed sensitive door locks, child seat protection, ABS with EBD, front seat belt pre-tensioners and corner brakes control. It also has five additional airbags, along with the dual airbags for maximum protection on roads that are in bad shape.
No doubt, Mahindra XUV300 offers a comfortable ride and fluid transmission of power with smooth suspension, which offers an effortless drive across different terrains.