Mahindra XUV300 top variant spied inside out – Maruti Brezza rival loaded with features
Spied on test, the new Mahindra compact SUV is reportedly called XUV300, aka baby XUV500. Images credit - Shashank.
Mahindra is actively testing the Tivoli-based S201 compact SUV in Africa. It is scheduled for launch in early 2019. Recently, the car was spied inside out; revealing the interiors for the first time.
Thanks to these new spy shots, one can clearly see that the dashboard, steering wheel, touchscreen system, manual gearbox, instrument panel, storage spaces, bottle holders, charging ports, AC vents, etc.
Based on the SsangYong Tivoli which was showcased at the Auto Expo, the XUV300 will be powered by a small capacity 1.2 liter petrol engine which it will share with Ford for an upcoming SUV. It will also get a 1.5 liter diesel engine from the Marazzo.
It may be recalled that Ford is working in association with Mahindra for developing SUVs and an electric vehicle. This association was announced earlier this year and the first products from this partnership are slated to enter markets by 2020.
Mahindra XUV300 has been designed and developed at the Mahindra Research Valley in Chennai. It will include dual zone climate control, touchscreen infotainment system with Apple AvtoPlay and Android Auto, an electric sunroof, rear parking camera.
Mahindra could also install a SatVav system in the XUV300. Safety features among which will be best in class 6 airbags, traction control, hill hold assist and cruise control. Where pricing of the Mahindra S201 is concerned, it could come in at a starting price of Rs 7 lakhs going upward to Rs.11 lakhs for the top end variant.