Mahindra XUV 300 S201 interior Spy pic

The Mahindra XUV300 will be launched soon. This new SUV will be Mahindra’s challenger to the Creta. It is codenamed S201. We are the first ones to spot the interiors of this upcoming SUV. Some things about the XUV300 are visible from the spy pics. The steering wheel is the same as the KUV100. The centre console gets a large touchscreen system, which is probably an 8-inch one. The knobs and buttons are placed below the screen. The interiors are different from the Ssangyong Tivoli. There is a compartment above the touchscreen, on the dashboard. It has a flip-opening lid as well. The ORVMs have turn indicators on them.

This SUV will also get new taillamps which are unlike he Tivoli’s. The number plate has also moved on to the tailgate from the bumper. The XUV300 will have its own identity. It is expected to look more stylish as compared to the Tivoli. As we had revealed earlier that there will be a few changes in the XUV300 (S201) from Mahindra. The major change will be in the drivetrain.

We were the first to revealed, 2 years back that it will get a revised powertrain that will suit Indian conditions. Mahindra is gearing up for several new launches. First will be the XUV500 facelift, scheduled this week, followed by the U321 MPV and the KUV100 AMT. Codenamed – S201, this SUV is expected to rival the likes of Creta and be priced lower as well. This will be a five-seater premium SUV and will offer good number of features as well. The XUV300 is build on the Ssangyong Tivoli and has been heavily modified to suit Indian driving conditions. Mahindra will also be taking the challenge to the best selling Hyundai Creta, with the launch of the XUV 300.

The earlier Ssangyong Rexton had some issues with the drivetrain, hence Mahindra had to go back to the drawing board and rework the Tivoli. Such that it would be suitable in this country, owing to weather and road conditions here. This is a reason why the launch also has been delayed. Mahindra took a decision not to get the Tivoli as it is, but develop an all-new drivetrain that will be suited to Indian conditions.

The company has been working on this SUV which will be introduced later this year, under the XUV brand. This will be called the Mahindra XUV300. The codename for this SUV is S201. This upcoming SUV has been spotted several times during tests. There will some cosmetic changes as well to this new SUV, over the Tivoli. Though the base is the same, it will get some additional features that will make it attractive in the segment.

The XUV300 will get a 1.5-litre petrol engine. The diesel engine will also be a 1.5-litre unit which currently does duty in the TUV300. However, this engine will be tweaked to deliver better performance. The gearbox will also be a new one. The Mahindra XUV300 will competing with the Hyundai Creta and also Renault Duster and Captur. The company has been working on an all-new drivetrain for this new SUV and hence it is undergoing rigorous testing to ensure that it withstands Indian conditions. What all will this new SUV pack in? Read our preview to know more.

Mahindra XUV 300 S201 interior Spy pic

Mahindra XUV300 Price In India


Price (on-road)

Base Model

₹ 10 lakhs

Top Model

₹ 16 lakhs

The pricing of this SUV will need to be aggressive. The Mahindra XUV300 will be priced higher than the TUV300 and around the Scorpio, however it will be positioned differently. It will be more of an urban five-seater SUV and will rival the likes of Hyundai Creta and the Renault Captur. It is likely to be priced between ₹ 10 lakhs and ₹ 16 lakhs. Mahindra will try and differentiate it with the competition on the basis of performance and features.

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Mahindra XUV300 Launch Date

ModelLaunch Date
Mahindra XUV300October 2018

Mahindra has not shared details on the XUV300. However, it is likely to be launched by the end of 2018, during the festive season. The reason for a delayed launch is that it will come with an all new powertrain. This will not be the one seen on the Tivoli. The new powertrain is suited for Indian conditions. As this SUV is undergoing rigorous testing, it will be ready for launch only by the end of 2018

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Mahindra XUV 300 Interior Photos

Mahindra XUV300 interior

The XUV300 will come with a black and beige interior theme most likely. The SUV will get infotainment system with a seven-inch touchscreen. It will have bluetooth compatibility, reversing camera, MP3, USB and AUX connectivity. It may also get Android Auto and Aplle CarPlay. The steering wheel be a new one. This will also have audio

and bluetooth controls mounted on it. In addition the Mahindra XUV 300 will also get automatic climate control, leather upholstery and a push button start with keyless entry. It will offer good legroom at the rear as well and will seat 3 adults in comfort. In terms of features, Mahindra will be looking at loading this SUV with one of the highest set of features in this segment. Mahindra will be a late entrant in this segment, but will try to capture a large pie.

Mahindra XUV 300 Seating Capacity

The Mahindra XUV 300 will be a five-seater SUV. However, it will be quite spacious. In terms of dimensions it is similar to the Creta. The rear passengers will have decent knee room and head room. Also, there adults are expected to be able to be seated comfortably.

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Mahindra XUV300 Design

The Mahindra XUV300 will be underpinned by a new platform. This platform also the ones used on the Ssangyong Tivoli. Mahindra has been targeting the youth off lately, with products like KUV100. The S201 will be designed to look like a compact SUV, and it will carry forward the design language of the Mahindra’s current UVs. This new SUV will have sharp lines and a sleek looking front end, which will be a departure from other Mahindra vehicles. The grille will be sleek with wrap-around headlamps at both ends. These headlamps will have LED DRLs embedded. It will have a modern silhouette.

The fog lamps will be intergrated in the bumper and will also have wide air dams. The XUV 300 will have bold lines and will look boxy like an SUV from the side, with a tapering roofline. The 16-inch alloy wheels will have a black-machined finish. The ORVMs have turn indicators. The taillamps will be LED ones on this vehicle.

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Mahindra XUV300 Key features

  • Daytime running LEDs
  • Projector headlamps
  • LED Taillamps
  • Body cladding
  • 7-inch touchscreen system
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • ABS with EBD
  • Brake assist
  • Leather upholstery
  • Automatic climate control
  • Reverse parking camera
  • Steering controls
  • Electric ORVMs

Mahindra XUV300 Specifications














5-speed manual & 6-speed AT

5-speed manual & 6-speed AT

The XUV 300 will get petrol and diesel engines. The petrol will be a new 1.5-litre engine that is being developed. This is all-new project, expected to power future vehicles of Mahindra. The power that it will develop will be around 100bhp and 145Nm of torque.

The diesel engine of the XUV 300 will either be the existing 1.5-litre unit that does does duty in the TUV300 or there will be an all-new 2.0-litre engine that will develop around 138bhp of power and 320Nm of torque. Transmission options could include a 5-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed automatic unit from Aisin, Japan, which also does duty on the XUV500. The Mahindra XUV300 will a front will drive SUV and will not offer any 4×4 version.

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Mahindra XUV300 Mileage

The petrol XUV300 is expected to deliver 12-15 km/l in real life driving conditions. The diesel may return around 13-19 km/l. These new engines are expected to be more fuel efficient that th existing Mahindra engines. They will also be BSIV compliant.

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Mahindra XUV 300 Competition

The SUV segment is getting extremely competitive and the Mahindra XUV300 will add another option for buyers. Mahindra is trying to make sure that this new SUV will be competent to take on its competition. The Mahindra XUV300 will mainly compete with Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano and the upcoming Renault Captur. The XUV300, though a late entrant to this segment, will try to differentiate itself with technology and powerful engines. It is also expected to be a spacious SUV. 

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