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Mahindra XUV300 gets the AMT; priced at 11.50 lakh

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Jul 8, 2019, 2:01 pm IST
Updated : Jul 8, 2019, 2:01 pm IST

The AMT comes at a premium of up to Rs 70,000 over the manual variants.

The XUV300 AMT is available in three colour shades only -- Red Rage, Aquamarine and Pearl White.
 The XUV300 AMT is available in three colour shades only -- Red Rage, Aquamarine and Pearl White.
  • Available only with the diesel engine on the top-spec W8 and W8(O) variants.
  • The XUV300 AMT is available in three colour shades only -- Red Rage, Aquamarine and Pearl White.
  • The 6-speed AMT is sourced from Magneti Marelli.
  • The petrol variant can be had with a 6-speed MT only.
  • More powerful 1.2 turbo GDI petrol engine to also be launched by this year end.

Mahindra has finally plonked an AMT into the diesel XUV300 in India. The subcompact SUV now features a Magneti Marelli 6-speed AMT gearbox in the W8 and W8(O) diesel variants. The XUV300AMT is only available in three shades -- Red Rage, Aquamarine and Pearl White. The AMT variants are dearer by Rs 70,000 over their manual counterparts. Below are the variant-wise prices of the XUV300:

Mahindra XUV300 Diesel

 

Prices (ex-showroom)

W4

Rs 8.49 lakh

W6

Rs 9.30 lakh

W8

Rs 10.80 lakh

W8 (O)

Rs 11.99 lakh

W8 AMT

Rs 11.50 lakh

W8 (O) AMT

Rs 12.70 lakh

 

The XUV300 AMT is powered by a 1.5-litre diesel engine that produces a class-leading 116PS of power and 300Nm of torque. Apart from the 6-speed AMT, this engine can also be had with a 6-speed MT. Unfortunately, the 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine cannot be had with the two-pedal setup. The 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine churns out 111PS and 200Nm of torque, and can be had with a 6-speed MT only.

 

Talking about features, the XUV300 already comes loaded with segment-firsts like dual-zone climate control, front parking sensors, steering modes and heated ORVMs. The XUV300 also gets a touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, keyless entry and push-button start, cruise control, sunroof and more.

It is also loaded with safety features like seven airbags, ABS with EBD, parking sensors with rear camera, ESP and disc brakes on all four wheels. Driver and co-driver seat belt warning and high speed alert are also on offer to make it compliant with AIS 145 Safety Norms.

Apart from the introduction of the AMT gearbox, Mahindra is also working on upgrading its engines to BS6 standards and the first BS6-complaint SUV to roll out from the assembly line will be the XUV300 petrol. Mahindra will also introduce a more powerful 1.2-litre Turbo GDI petrol engine in the SUV later this year.

 

The Mahindra XUV300 AMT will rival other AMT-equipped diesel SUVs like the Vitara Brezza and the Nexon. If you want to know how the new XUV300 AMT performs in the real world, check out our first drive review here.

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