As promised at the Auto Expo 2020, Mahindra XUV300 will finally get the long-overdue 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine that has been teased for years. Although the XUV300 was originally scheduled to launch in April 2020, the price announcement has been repeatedly postponed.

However, Mahindra has confirmed that this new engine will be standard across all four trims of the XUV300 – W4, W6, W8, and W8 (O).

What’s new with the Mahindra XUV300 1.2 T-GDI?

Three-cylinder, direct-injection turbo-petrol engine with 130hp and 230Nm, the 1.2 T-GDI has 1.2-litres and direct injection. On the market, it will be available with a 6-speed manual transmission, along with 1.5-litre diesel and turbocharged gasoline engines that produce up to 110 horsepower. On these engines, transmission options include a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic manual transmission (AMT).

In terms of horsepower and torque, Mahindra’s mStallion 1.2-litre engine is 20 bhp and 30Nm more powerful than the XUV300’s current 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine. This being the most powerful engine in the segment takes the upper hand. 

Interior and pricing 

There were some cosmetic changes made to the XUV300 Sportz, which was on display at the Auto Expo. You’ll also find Sportz lettering on the front and rear doors, as well as an all-black interior with red accents on the seats. To see if Mahindra uses the Sportz moniker to differentiate this new engine from Mahindra’s current petrol model remains to be seen.

Pricing for the XUV300 ranges from Rs 7.95 to R 13.33 lakh at the time of writing (ex-showroom, Delhi). More powerful turbo-petrol engines are likely to be more expensive than the current models.

Mahindra SUVs to be released in the future: 2021 and beyond

Nachdem Mahindra unveiled its flagship XUV700 on August 15, it will soon announce prices for the entire lineup. Spotted many times in camouflage, the next-gen Mahindra Scorpio will arrive next year, marking Mahindra’s most significant launch yet.