Mahindra & Mahindra has launched the face-lifted TUV300 at a starting price of Rs 838,000 for the base T4+ variant, while the newly added top-spec T10 (O) model is priced at Rs 10.17 lakh.
The facelifted TUV300 gets more safety features as standard which has seen prices of the lower variants increase by around Rs 4,000-12,000. However, prices of the higher variants remained unchanged when compared to the pre-facelift.
The facelifted TUV300 now gets a driver airbag, ABS, rear parking sensors, seatbelt warning and a speed warning system as standard across all variants.
On the styling front, the major update is at the front and rear encompassing the new grille, smoked headlights with DRLs, a skid plate, clear-lens tail-lights, an X-shaped spare wheel cover and a small, roof-mounted spoiler. The allow wheels are now bear a grey finish. Additionally, Mahindra is offering two new colour options for the TUV300 – Highway Red and Mystic Copper.
Inside, the Mahindra TUV300 facelift gets a reverse camera, 7.0-inch infotainment screen, GPS navigation, steering-mounted audio and telephony controls and faux leather upholstery and lumbar support adjustment on the driver and co-driver seats on the T10 (O) variant. The centre console also gets a faux brushed aluminium and piano black finish.
Mechanically, the Mahindra TUV300 facelift is powered by a 100hp, 1.5-litre three-cylinder diesel engine, which is paired to a five-speed manual gearbox. The lower rated 80hp, 1.5-litre diesel and the Ricardo-sourced AMT gearbox that were available on the outgoing model are no longer on offer.
The TUV300 is the only sub-four-metre SUV, apart from the Bolero Power+, that still utilises a ladder-frame architecture. This will be the second major update that the Mahindra TUV300 has received since its launch in 2015, with the first one being the addition of the 100hp diesel engine in the 2016 TUV300 mHawk100. This update means Mahindra & Mahindra can continue to sell the TUV300 at least till the BS-VI emission norms come into effect on April 1, 2020.
Veejay Ram Nakra, chief of Sales and Marketing, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra, said: “The TUV300 has already established itself in the compact SUV segment with 100,000 satisfied customers. I am confident that the bolder and more muscular design, will appeal to buyers looking for a true SUV to make a stylish and powerful statement.”
Since its launch in September 2015, the TUV300 has sold, till end-April 2019, a total of 95,311 units in the domestic market.