Mahindra TUV300 Hatchback First Drive Review

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Mahindra TUV300 Overview

When the Mahindra TUV300 was first launched in India, back in 2015, the SUV came with several unique attributes that made it a strong value proposition. It was the only offering to come with the butch and boxy design of a conventional SUV, it was the largest in terms of proportions (height and width) in the segment despite its sub-4 metre length, and it was the first and only subcompact SUV to offer a 7-seater cabin.

However, it’s 2019 now, and in the past four years, the sub-4 metre SUV segment has taken a major leap. From value-for-money offerings like Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Tata Nexon to more modern SUVs like Mahindra’s very own XUV300 and India’s first connected SUV Hyundai Venue; today the segment offers a range of feature-packed models that make those ‘unique attributes’ of the TUV300 a bit obsolete.

Having said that, the Mahindra TUV300 continues offers a strong SUV character and drivability that is still desired by many SUV buyers in the Indian market. In fact, it is still among the top-sellers in Mahindra’s line-up with an average of almost 1,300 units sold every month, and in order to keep the TUV300 updated, the carmaker has recently come out with the first mid-life facelift for the SUV. We got to spend a whole day with it and here’s what we think about the 2019 Mahindra TUV300.

Mahindra TUV300 Style

The first thing that will attract you to a car is its looks. The TUV300 facelift isn’t the epitome of beauty in that sense. Its brick-sided looks may not be to everyone’s tastes. Personally I always liked the TUV. It feels like a macho brute amongst the college going kids. The grille now gets a piano-black treatment, the headlights now have DRLs in them while the silver skid plates look nicely done too. You will also notice this new Highway Red dual tone paint scheme while at the back, the noticeable changes include the clear lens lights as well as the brushed silver casing for the spare wheel.Check for Mahindra TUV300 price in Hyderabad.

Mahindra TUV300 Space

The interiors of the new Mahindra TUV300 hosts fine leatherette seats and upholstery designed by the legendary designers of Pinninfarina. The seats are designed for a max of 7 passengers (5+2) for a perfect family trip. The driver seat height adjuster, driver and co-driver armrest and new silver accent with piano black fascia make it really comfortable for the occupants to accommodate. For added convenience, there is customizable lumbar support for the front row seats and powerful ECO mode for customized temperature support to make the passengers feel they are in heaven.

As far as the central console is concerned, there is a 17.8 cm colourful touchscreen infotainment system supported by Bluetooth version 4.0 and embedded with GPS navigation. There are 4 speakers and 2 tweeters, steering-mounted audio controls and a voice messaging system by BlueSense mobile app technology.

Mahindra TUV300 Engine

Power on the 2019 Mahindra TUV300 continues to be offered by the tried and tested 1.5-litre mHawk100 diesel engine and it certainly remains one of the biggest highlights of the SUV, however, it’s still not BS6 compliant yet. However, now the engine only comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard. Yes, Mahindra has dropped the AMT option for the facelifted TUV300, which personally I won’t really miss considering the manual gearbox continues to be a better choice, although, with the growing demand for automatic SUVs this certainly feels like a bad move.

Having said that, in terms of performance, there is not much to complain about the TUV300. The 1,493 cc, four-cylinder, turbocharged oil burner is tuned to churn out a maximum of 99 bhp, all of which is offered around 3700 rpm. But the engine’s real highlight is its torquey nature, which offers a peak torque of 240 Nm, from as low as 1500-1600 rpm, and goes all the way up to 2800 rpm. The gearbox too remains pretty much a delight, as the shifts are nice and precise and a firm nudge on the lever is more than enough to put the gear in the right slot. Also, for an SUV, the TUV300 certainly has a pretty light clutch, so it’s easier to drive in traffic as well, but the steering continues to be a bit on the heavier side, not that bothersome but you feel the weight.

The mileage of the Mahindra TUV300 is 18.49 kmpl as per ARAI. This muscular car can easily deliver a mileage of 15 kmpl in the city conditions and 18 kmpl on the highways. Having said that, the actual mileage depends upon the driving habits of the driver.To know more details on Mahindra TUV300 visit Iftr2015hyd

Mahindra TUV300 Driving

The bouncy ride quality is a result of softer springs. Load the SUV and it is quite pliant. Take this rear-wheel driven SUV on the off-beaten path and it will impress you. On the road though, the steering feels heavy and a tad vague. Body roll too is pronounced and for those who aren’t used to this, it can also make you car sick. The stock brakes could also do with some more bite. You will love the good all-around visibility though I still feel that the rear windscreen could have been a bit more bigger.

Mahindra TUV300 Safety

The braking responsibilities of the 2019 Mahindra TUV300 is handled by disc brakes in the front and drum brakes at the rear. The safety features include 2 airbags (driver and co-driver), anti-lock brakes with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and corner braking control. Added features comprises anti-theft warning, collapsible steering column, digital immobilizer, ISOFIX mounts, side-intrusion beams and a new reverse parking camera.

Mahindra TUV300 Cost in Hyderabad

Mahindra Tuv300 TUV300 T4 Plus Ex-showroom Price is 8,36,285/- and On Road Price is 9,93,104/-. Mahindra Tuv300 TUV300 T4 Plus comes in 9 colours, namely Bronze Green,Red Black Roof,Silver Black Roof,Dynamo Red,Verve Blue,Majestic Silver,Bold Black,Glacier White,Molten Orange. Mahindra Tuv300 TUV300 T4 Plus comes with MHAWK80 Diesel with 1493 CC Displacement and 3 Cylinders with Maximum Power 84 bhp@3750 rpm and Peak Torque 230 Nm@1500-2250 rpm DRIVE TRAIN RWD and reaches 18.50 Kmpl . Mahindra Tuv300 TUV300 T4 Plus comes with Manual Transmission with RWD.

Mahindra TUV300 Conclusion

Despite all the new and updated features and equipment, the 2019 Mahindra TUV300 is certainly not in the same league as some of the aforementioned subcompact SUVs in the market. However, what the TUV300 does offer is a bold, tough looking SUV, with a capable diesel engine and good driving dynamics, and it can munch kilometres without breaking a sweat. So, if you are in the market looking for an SUV that can be both a well-equipped family vehicle, as well as a strong workhorse, then the TUV300 facelift is still a very good option. Currently, the SUV is offered in five variants – T4+, T6+, T8, T10, and T10 (O) and is priced at ₹ 8.37 lakh to ₹ 10.40 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). At this price, the TUV300 is up to ₹ 1.6 lakh cheaper than the diesel variants of the XUV300. However, as for its rivals – Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon Diesel, and Hyundai Venue Diesel, all three models undercut the TUV300 by up to ₹ 78,000.