The XUV300 has been successfully prowling on the Indian roads for close to 2 years now. Best-in-class space, well-refined engine, 5-star crash test rating and some segment-leading features make it a complete package. But what had been missing from the ‘cheetah’ was a Petrol Automatic engine, which is offered by all its rivals in the segment currently. Now Mahindra has finally decided to fill this gap by bringing in a new Petrol Automatic for the XUV300. Down below, we discuss our take on the expected features of the Mahindra XUV300 Petrol AMT.

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Mahindra XUV300 Petrol Engine and Gearbox

2019 Mahindra XUV300 AMT gearbox

The new petrol automatic will be mated with an AMT gearbox, which Mahindra will call the ‘i-Shift’. Except for the new badging and an automatic gearbox, all other things are expected to be the same. The engine will be a regular 1.2-litre Petrol producing a maximum power of 109bhp at 5000rpm and a maximum torque of 200Nm at 2000rpm.

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Exteriors Changes

xuv300 rear

On the exterior front, the new XUV may get some cosmetic changes like new alloys, ‘i-Shift’ badging around the car and some new colour options. The overall design and structure of the new XUV300 are expected to remain the same with no changes to the fuel capacity or the boot space.  A special facelift for the petrol automatic is not expected.

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Mahindra XUV300 Petrol AMT Interiors

Coming to interiors, there might not be many changes except for some, here and there. It could sport an all-black interior to make the petrol automatic stand out from the crowd.

Mahindra XUV300 rear seat

The infotainment setup could also see some software changes as the XUV300 which is already in the market comes with minor bloatware which limits its smooth functioning.

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XUV300 AMT Rivals

Mahindra XUV300 ground clearance

The Mahindra XUV300 will be in direct competition with the Tata Nexon which also comes with an AMT gearbox.  Other rivals like Hyundai Venue and Kia Sonet offer DCT gearboxes, whereas Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Ford Ecosport come with Torque Converter setup. The latest rival, Nissan Magnite is offered with a CVT gearbox.

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Expected Pricing and Launch

Mahindra XUV300 driving side

The petrol automatic is bound to be cheaper than its diesel automatic counterpart which comes with a price tag of Rs 10.20 lakhs (ex-showroom) for the base model (W6). The XUV300 Petrol iShift is slated for a launch somewhere around March this year.

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Mahindra XUV300 off-road

The XUV300 is already a very successful product in the Indian market. Now with the upcoming Petrol Automatic, XUV300 is ready to ‘set the roads on fire’, again (keeping in mind, Mahindra keeps the pricing competitive).

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