The country’s largest SUV maker, Mahindra Automotive, is gearing up for the launch of its newest iteration of its sub-compact SUV, XUV300. Recently, a new test mule of this SUV was spotted testing in the country, and it has been noted that it was a mid-spec variant. Prior to this test mule, we have seen a ton of spy shots of the top-spec variant of the XUV300 facelift. Most likely, the company will be launching this SUV in the first quarter of next year.
A video talking in detail about spotting the XUV300 facelift mid-trim has also been shared on YouTube by Harsh Vlogs on their channel. The presenter in the video shared the spy shots of the vehicle. He adds that there are a ton of different cues that suggest that this particular test mule is a mid-spec model of the XUV300 facelift. He also talks about the new interior and powertrain options of the model.
XUV300 facelift mid-trim: Exterior
First off, from the spy pictures comparing the front ends of the two different test mules reveals a few important pieces of information. The main highlight of this new test mule is the absence of the ADAS module on the roof. The previous test mule spotted was seen with the ADAS sensors, suggesting that this new test mule is of the mid-spec variant. Apart from this, another major difference noted between the two test mules is the headlights.
The newly spotted test mule was seen equipped with a different set of headlights. This particular set had thicker LED DRLs and also had a projector headlamp. The previous mule was spotted with longer and thinner LED DRLs, and the main headlight unit was also LED. Apart from these differences, the rest of the front fascia was similar to the prior test mule.
Coming to the side profile, it was noted that this particular mule was wearing a set of 16-inch silver directional alloy wheels, which we currently see on the outgoing model. Lastly, a picture of the rear also shows that the rear design has been kept the same as the top-spec variant. The new rear end will get a set of connected LED taillights and will also get a new rear bumper as well.
The video also showed a very clear picture of the new and updated interior of the upcoming XUV300 facelift. The main highlight of the new interior is the massive floating touchscreen infotainment system with a volume control knob in the center. Apart from this, it can also be noted that the central air conditioning vents have also been changed and made a lot sleeker than before. The automatic air conditioning control system and multifunction steering wheel have been kept the same as the outgoing model. The overall interior theme this time around will be all black.
As for the powertrain options, most likely, the company will not be offering any new engine options. It will continue offering the same engines as the outgoing models. Currently, the company offers the XUV300 with three engine options. The first is a 1.2-liter turbocharged petrol engine that produces 108.62 BHP and 200 Nm of torque. Next up is a 1.5-liter turbocharged diesel engine that produces 115.05 BHP and 300 Nm of torque. Lastly, there is a more performance-oriented 1.2-liter turbo-petrol TurboSport variant which produces 129 bhp and 230 Nm of torque.