Does it make sense to buy XUV300 TurboSport?
Mahindra’s XUV300 has been an under-rated charm in its segment. But, now with the brand’s will to go the extra mile, Mahindra has launched a new variant of the XUV300, the XUV300 TurboSport. This makes the XUV300 a performance-focused compact SUV for those who want some thrill while driving. It is majorly an engine upgrade with some visual tweaks to make it look sportier and funky. The brand is also charging some extra money when compared to the regular model. So, how does it stand against the regular model? Is it worth buying the Mahindra XUV300 TurboSport? Let’s know in detail.
New Mahindra XUV300 TurboSport
As we all know that Mahindra & SsangYong are related, even though the former is no longer the owner of the latter. SsangYong already sells the Tivoli in European markets. The Tivoli is actually the car on which the Mahindra XUV300 is based. In the European markets, it gets many features ranging from 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, ADAS, etc that are not available on the India-based XUV300. In India, Mahindra has now got the in-house mStallion engine which debuted in Tivoli in the year 2020.
XUV300 TurboSport – Engine upgrade
Mahindra has updated the XUV300 with class-leading performance in its segment. This new TurboSport variant now gets the 1.2-litre turbo petrol mStallion engine which was showcased by Mahindra at Auto Expo 2020. This new engine is an upgrade over the existing turbo-petrol with power figures set at 128bhp & 230Nm of torque (can reach 250Nm of torque when Over Boost function gets activated). However, it is only available with a six-speed manual gearbox.
Talking about the existing turbo petrol engine, it makes 109bhp & 200Nm of torque and is available either with a manual or an AMT gearbox. This new engine provides a mount of extra 20bhp and 30Nm of torque that makes this car the fastest in its segment with a 0-100kmph time of 10.9 seconds. In terms of efficiency, it has claimed a fuel efficiency of 18.2 kmpl.
Design & Interior
The exterior of the car has been given some sporty inserts to justify its performance-packed nature. In the front, it voids any chrome elements but rather gets sporty red inserts on the grille and front bumper along with the new Twin Peaks logo. Getting to the sides, it gets blacked-out ORVMs and updated alloy wheel design. It continues to get the same tyre profile but a different alloy design compared to the regular car. Moreover, it also gets new colour options with the introduction of a new Bronze shade.
Unlike the regular XUV300, this new TurboSport gets an all-black interior, chrome pedals and silver inserts on interior bits like the steering wheel, dashboard and centre console. Other than this, it continues to get features like all-wheel disc brakes, dual zone AC, front and rear parking sensors, a sunroof, a 7.0-inch infotainment system, and more.
XUV300 TurboSport – Pricing
The base W6 variant of the TurboSport is priced at Rs 12.34 lakh (on-road, Mumbai) while the same regular W6 petrol manual is priced at Rs 11.73 lakh (on-road, Mumbai). There is a price difference of approx Rs 60,000 (on-road) due to the updated engine and exterior changes.
Should you buy it?
If you are a performance-loving person and are willing to spend the designated premium, the TurboSport variant can definitely be your ideal choice. It offers a healthy amount of features and now with added sporty elements, this car should be in your consideration when compared to any of its rivals. However, if you are not a fan of the performance livery, you can still opt for the regular XUV300.
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