In India, Mahindra has quietly recalled diesel versions of its popular XUV300 subcompact SUV. The recall is mostly due to a faulty intercooler hose that might crack over time. The business will call Mahindra XUV300 owners to inspect and replace the problematic component in their vehicles. The number of afflicted units, on the other hand, has yet to be revealed.
To be clear, the domestic manufacturer has issued a recall for approximately 600 vehicles produced at its Nashik factory between June 21 and July 2, 2021. Premature wear of engine parts owing to tainted fuel was cited as the basis for the recall. The manufacturing facility got tainted diesel fuel, which was used to fill 600 vehicles.
The Mahindra XUV300 is currently available for a price range of Rs 7.95 lakh to Rs 13.46 lakh. The petrol variants range in price from Rs 7.95 lakh to Rs 12.63 lakh. Prices for the diesel variants range from Rs 9.09 lakh to Rs 13.46 lakh. There are eight automatic varieties in the SUV model lineup, with prices ranging from Rs 9.99 to Rs 13.46 lakh. All of the prices shown are ex-showroom. The 1.5L diesel and 1.2L petrol engines provide 115bhp and 300Nm and 109bhp and 200Nm, respectively, in the compact SUV.
In other news, the Mahindra XUV300 will soon be available in a more powerful and sportier petrol variant. The new model will be equipped with a 1.2L T-GDI petrol engine that produces 130bhp and 230 Nm of torque. The XUV300 petrol will be the most powerful vehicle in its segment as a result of this. A 6-speed manual transmission could be available on the more powerful XUV300. The new engine is expected to be available in all SUV models, including the W4, W6, W8, and W8 (O).
From October 7, Mahindra will begin taking reservations for the XUV700. Beginning October 2nd, the business will provide existing Mahindra owners with a unique preview of the XUV700 at their local dealerships. The XUV700 price and variants list was leaked ahead of its launch. It comes in 29 different variants, with a combination of different seating configurations, engines, transmission and drives.
The Mahindra Scorpio has grown to be a household name. The tough offering from Mahindra, the country’s largest UV manufacturer, has been on the market for two decades. While powertrains have evolved significantly over time, the Scorpio’s shape remains recognizable. However, the company is now developing a new-generation SUV, which is likely to be unveiled next year. The production-spec vehicle has already been seen on the road a few times. The design features, however, were well-hidden beneath the thick concealment.