Mahindra is planning to launch the Mahindra XUV300 Sportz tomorrow, more than 2 years after it got unveiled at AutoExpo. Mahindra initially planned on launching the XUV300 Sportz in April 2020, but its plans got delayed due to the global semiconductor shortage due to the pandemic. After more than 2 years, the Mahindra XUV300 Sportz has finally been greenlit for launch.
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Mahindra XUV300 Sportz: Everything you need to know
Mahindra XUV300 Sportz will come with a series of changes. Cosmetic changes include a new gloss black grille with red accents and a blacked-out central air intake on the front bumper. The SUV will also receive the Mahindra ‘Twin Peaks’ logo. Mahindra is also offering new colour options on the XUV300 Sportz. Certain leaks on the Internet suggest that the SUV could come in a mustard colour with a black roof.
Inside, the Mahindra XUV300 Sportz will feature all-black interiors with red and silver highlights. This is a departure from the dual-tone black and beige colour combination on the regular variants. The upholstery will receive new highlights in the form of red stitching, and the touchscreen infotainment system will get a silver trim all around it. There will be no changes to the equipment list.
Under the hood, the XUV300 Sportz receives the most important changes. The SUV will be powered by a new 1.2-lire, three-cylinder, direct-injection turbo petrol engine that can produce a maximum power of 131hp and 230Nm torque. This engine will be paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox. Regular variants of the XUV300 are powered by a 1.5-litre diesel engine that produces a maximum power of 115hp and a 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine that produces 110hp. Both these engines are available with automatic transmissions as well.
At 131hp, the Mahindra XUV300 Sportz is set to be the most compact SUV in its class. Upon launch, the XUV300 Sportz will rival Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Renault Kiger, Nissan Magnite, and Tata Nexon. Bookings will also begin tomorrow.