The new Mahindra TUV300 has been inspired by the design of a battle tank. It has a bold, rugged appearance and toughened high strength steel body that allows it to tackle any challenge thrown at it. The result is both bold and confident, while also unmistakably Mahindra. Aesthetic highlights include powerful bumpers front and rear, chrome-framed fog lamps, stylish roof rails, economical 15-inch alloy wheels shod with soft and low road noise SUV tyres, and a tailgate-mounted, full size spare wheel.
The spacious seven-seat interior offers stylish and comfortable accommodation, with durable fabric upholstery for the front bucket seats and rear bench seat. The clearly legible, circular instruments for speed and rev count are housed in a binnacle directly ahead of the driver, while the digital display for the trip computer is located between the two dials. A multifunction steering wheel offers audio and hands-free bluetooth controls, while the centre stack is also home to a double-DIN infotainment system, as well as the controls for standard air conditioning. The infotainment system includes Bluetooth connectivity for convenient, safe hands-free drive, as well as music streaming and also offers easily accessible USB and analogue AUX inputs.
The new TUV300 bristles with safety technology. The rigid, high-tensile steel body shell offers a strong, integrated safety cell, protected by crumple zones in the front and rear, as well as side impact protection beams.
Dual airbags further enhance occupant safety in the case of a collision, while the braking system is fitted with ABS anti-lock control, incorporating electronic brake force distribution (EBD). Automatic door locking is also standard.
The Mahindra TUV300 is powered by a 1,5-litre turbodiesel engine featuring twin-stage turbocharging. The mHawk100 four-cylinder unit has a rated maximum power output of 73,5 kW at 3 750 r/min coupled with a class-leading peak torque of 240 Nm, sustained between 1600 and 2800 r/min.
Two-stage turbocharging addresses turbo lag at low engine speeds and smoothes out the torque curve to enhance responsiveness and tractability, while also boosting engine refinement.
The default gearbox is a five-speed manual unit. An Eco Mode, as well as Mahindra’s Micro-Hybrid Technology, ensure that the new TUV300 is economical and fuel efficient too.