The Mahindra XUV300 was first launched in 2019. It is now nearing the XUV300’s facelift period as it is said to be launched in early 2023. Mahindra is currently working on the facelift of the XUV300. The ongoing XUV300 comes in four variants W4, W6, W8, and W8(O) which are priced between ₹7.95 – 13.46 lakh. Let’s read what’s in store for this SUV. 

Mahindra XUV300 Exterior

The LED daytime running lamps, headlamps, and front and rear bumpers are likely to be redesigned. There could be an all-LED headlamp setup or a new set of LED tail lamps. Mahindra has also updated the latest XUV300 with brand new alloy wheels. The design changes also include a bigger grille with large vertical chrome slats. The wheels in the SUV will be one size shorter, i.e, 17 inches to 16-inch units. It also gets an electric sunroof and rain-sensing wipers.

Mahindra XUV300 Interior

The infotainment system that is currently in the Mahindra is quite outdated. Hence, Mahindra will mostly be using an updated infotainment system. It is expected to be powered by the AdrenoX like in the XUV700. This will help with updated graphics, better features, and smooth running of the system. Android Auto and Apple Carplay are expected to be in the latest model. 

Engine and powertrain options

The mStallion series of petrol engines made their entry in three different capacities, including 1.2, 1.5, and 2.0 litres. The 2.0-litre engine was first used on the Mahindra Thar and since has been hooked to the XUV700 as well. Now, the smaller 1.2-litre petrol engine will be used in the updated XUV300. 

The mStallion engines are top-notch and contain cylinder heads and direct injection. This contributes to the greater performance and efficiency of the car. The XUV300 which has the new 1.2 mStallion T-GDI engine produces 20 hp and 30 Nm more, at 130 hp and 230Nm. And speaking of which, the current engine – a turbocharged version of the KUV100’s 1.2, three-cylinder ‘mFalcon’ MPFI engine will likely continue in lower variants of the XUV300 facelift. The 1.5-litre diesel engine is also likely to return unchanged.

Competition is on the rise as Tata Nexon got an update in 2020 and Hyundai Venue is getting a facelift later this year. Other formidable rivals include Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and the Kia Sonet

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