Mahindra has added a new dual-tone colour scheme to the TUV300 to attract more customers.
The Mahindra TUV300 is offered in a total of 10 variants: 7 diesel MT (ARAI-certified mileage of 18.49kmpl) and 3 diesel AT (ARAI-certified mileage of 18.49kmpl)
The Mahindra XUV500 is priced between Rs 7.45 lakh and Rs 9.80 lakh, ex-showroom Mumbai. The main competitors include the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and the Ford EcoSport.
The Mahindra TUV300 is offered a single engine - a 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder, turbocharged diesel. This motor is available in a more powerful tune on the top-of-the-line variants. The engine is paired to either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT.
The Mahindra TUV300 is part of a unique breed of vehicles in the market, a sub 4-metre, 7-seater SUV. Unlike the hopped up hatchbacks and crossovers in the same price point, the TUV300 is built on ladder-frame chassis. The TUV300 has great road presence thanks to the tough exterior styling, has good space inside and, in typical Mahindra fashion, kitted out with features.
Mahindra TUV 300 Variants
The prices of TUV 300 diesel variants start at Rs. 8.12 lakh and the top-end diesel is priced at Rs. 10.73 lakh. Mahindra TUV 300 is available in 9 variants and 7 colours.
We drive the highly anticipated Mahindra TUV300 and come out with a mix of emotions about the car. Is it a real competitor for the Ford EcoSport? Well read on to find out.
An all new car from Mahindra is always something to look forward to. As one of the largest automotive manufacturers in the country, Mahindra have always put out vehicles that have gone on to be crowd favorites, be it for its macho appeal, history or just sheer road presence. Which is why the new TUV300 is certainly one of the most anticipated vehicles from the UV manufacturer for a long long time. So what is it all about? Well, read on...
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The TUV300 is an absolute U-Turn over Mahindra’s usual over the top designs and that is a good thing. Now where some people might not agree with me, the Mahindra TUV300 is one of the better looking cars to have come out of the Mahindra stable in the last few years simply as it is not overly designed and showered with trinketry like the Scorpio or XUV are. In fact, with its squared out design, muscular haunches and pronounced wheel arches the TUV300 is just right when it comes to a car trying to flex its muscles.
The front of course is dominated by a large and in your face multi slat grille that is...read more »
September 10, 2015 By Cyrus Dhabhar. Photos: Kapil Angane
We have already driven the TUV300 in manual guise and now we drive the Automatic to tell you what it is all about.
November 30, 2015 By Cyrus Dhabhar. Pictures: Eshan Shetty
Mahindra TUV 300 Highlights
One of the India’s leading utility makers, Mahindra offers TUV3OO for the buyers looking for a rugged off-roader capable of ferrying whole family together. The exteriors of TUV3OO sport plenty of manly cues – menacing grille upfront, beefed up wheel arches, and intimidating rear. Interiors too are well laid out though time honoured issues like average quality and gaping fit-finish continues to plague this Mahindra. The provision of jump seats in the third row is handy option and good from practicality viewpoint. The TUV300 derives power form the 1.5-liter turbocharged diesel engine capable of 85PS/230Nm and the drive is sent to the rear wheels with the help of either a 5-speed manual transmission or an automated manual transmission that has been added to TUV 3OO’s model line-up recently. Priced between Rs7.68-10.65 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Mahindra TUV3OO is up against the likes of Hyundai Creta, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Renault Duster, and Tata Nexon among others.
Mahindra TUV 300 Exterior and Interior
If there was one SUV that was unabashedly boxy, it’d have to be TUV300. It’s hard to fathom how Mahindra managed to cram in such a big SUV to fit under 4-metres in length. The design is pretty straight forward. It’s simplicity is highlighted by the fact that it doesn’t feature any fancy LED headlamps, daytime running lamps or even swanky alloy wheels for that matter. The top-spec T10 variant is available in a dual-tone paint scheme though.
Being a big box on wheels has its advantages. That’s amply evident once you climb inside the TUV300. There’s enough space in here for you to stretch and relax. While it is billed as a seven-seater, the last row is best suited for kids, or people you don’t like very much. In terms of features, the TUV300 isn’t cutting-edge by any means. The top-spec variant gets a manual air-conditioner, a touchscreen infotainment system and steering-mounted controls for the audio and the calls. As far as safety is concerned, the TUV gets dual airbags and anti-lock brakes.
Mahindra TUV 300 Specifications
Powering the TUV300 is a 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder diesel engine. The motor is available in two states of tune - 84PS/230Nm for the T4 and T6 variants, and 100PS/240Nm for the top-spec T8 and T10 variants. An automated manual transmission is on offer with the more powerful motor, while a 5-speed manual transmission is offered as standard. There’s no petrol-powered version of the compact SUV on offer.
Mahindra TUV 300 Variants
There are a total of four variants to choose from - T4, T6, T8 and T10. While the base-spec T4 and T6 grades get a ‘+’ variant that adds safety kit to the feature list. The top two trims can be had with an automated manual transmission as well. Further, you can opt for a dual-tone paint scheme if you pick a red or a silver TUV in the top two variants.
Mahindra TUV 300 Competitors
Maruti Vitara Brezza: The Brezza ticks the basics of punch, practicality and peace of mind. If you can bear the ridiculously long waiting periods, you’ll end up with a compact-SUV that won’t let you complain. But, in all probability, so will everybody else.
Ford EcoSport: The EcoSport is back with a vengeance. It looks like a small SUV (and not a big hatch), packs in a healthy amount of kit right from the base variant and has potent motors under the hood. And it’s got tons of swag. Deal?
Honda WR-V: There’s more to the WR-V than being a Jazz on steroids. While it retains the hatchback’s basics of space and functionality, it brings in the added advantage of a high ground clearance. It also gets a sunroof. Doesn’t everyone want a sunroof in their lives?
Tata Nexon: Among the best vehicles to roll out of a Tata factory, the Nexon comes very close to acing the compact-SUV game. The funky styling, big 350-litre boot and some segment-firsts like an activity key make it a formidable force in the segment.
Mahindra’s TUV delivers on space and the feeling of an SUV inside out. Take that away and it doesn’t have enough to keep you engaged. The TUV looks like it needs a BIG update very soon.
Recently Asked User Questions and FAQs about Mahindra TUV 300
User Questions and Answers
Padmalatha_Pemmaraju asked a question on 30 March 2018
Q.Which variant to buy?Which variant to buy?
T8 MANUAL .IT WAS THE TOP MODEL WHEN BOUGHTT8 MANUAL .IT WAS THE TOP MODEL WHEN BOUGHT
answered by Tunir_Dasgupta on 4 April 2018
renjith_s asked a question on 7 March 2018
Q.Is tuv300 t4 plus front grill & spare wheel cover body colour?Is tuv300 t4 plus front grill & spare wheel cover body colour?
Hi, the front grill with chrome inserts are available only from the T6+ variant (not in T4+) and the spare wheel cover are steel rims.Hi, the front grill with chrome inserts are available only from the T6+ variant (not in T4+) and the spare wheel cover are steel rims.
answered by Kumar_Shalender on 12 March 2018
Kamal_Solanki asked a question on 4 March 2018
Q.What type of seat in tuv 300?What type of seat in tuv 300?
There are three rows of seats with a total seating capacity of 7 although the third row has jump seats and not the front-facing seat bench.There are three rows of seats with a total seating capacity of 7 although the third row has jump seats and not the front-facing seat bench.
answered by Kumar_Shalender on 12 March 2018
Frequently Asked Questions
Q.What is the price of Mahindra TUV 300?
The starting price of Mahindra TUV 300 in top cities are:
Great road presence, dual airbags and ABS come standard, feature loaded
Not a great highway cruiser due to 3-cylinder motor, bouncy ride and body roll, difficult to manoeuvre at low/parking speeds
The Mahindra TUV300 sticks to a different formula in a segment dominated by hopped up cars - its looks are appealing and the interior is well made. It is spacious, is very value-for-money and has a decent ride and handling characteristic too.