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Upcoming Mahindra TUV300 uncovered, finally

After a series of spy shots over the last few days revealing many aspects of the vehicle, here are the uncovered pictures of the upcoming compact SUV from Mahindra, the TUV300. And yes, you saw it first in Anything On Wheels!

While the earlier spy shots had prepared us on what to expect, the end result is more impressive than we had envisaged.


Its high front nose, straight hood, flat roof and high ground clearance give the TUV300 the much-loved SUV stance. The bumpers are massive and overhangs are virtually non-existent. The headlights are fairly detailed and have distinct partitions for parking lights and turn indicators. The traditional seven-slat Mahindra grille adds muscle to the frontal design. The entire silhouette appear to have been designed with a ruler but gives the vehicle a rugged and boxy look. This is probably the base variant as evident from the black plastic bumpers, rear view mirrors, door handles and grille. The D-pillar is finished in a glossy black shade, giving an impression of a floating roof from the rear. The trapezoidal taillights are stacked vertically and are simple yet beautiful. In fact, this has got to be one of the cleanest designs from Mahindra in years, a brand known for going overboard with its styling.

The spare tire is mounted on the tailgate, a trait that Indians love in their Sport Utility Vehicles. Like its illustrious elder sibling Bolero, the TUV300 is said to have a body-on-frame construction, imparting much-needed sturdiness and rigidity. With a length that falls under 4 meters, the TUV300 qualifies for excise duty concessions offered by the Indian Government. Mahindra has confirmed that the TUV300 would be powered by the 'mHawk' engine but the power output and torque figures aren't revealed yet. From the spy shots we posted earlier today, it is clear that an Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) is on the cards too. 

In the TUV300, Mahindra seems to be having a clear winner on their hands. All that remains to be done are competitive pricing and a quick launch.

20 comments:

  1. The Tuv 300 looks promising...

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    1. We agree, it sure does! Hope the dynamics live up to the expectations too.

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  2. This model may be a lower version.
    It looks like a taxi or rural market model.

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    1. You're right Bhabani, this is a base variant.

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  3. After all the hype, this is finally what Mahindra can achieve, a SUMO looking SUV. Even after 4 years of launch, they cannot get XUV right, interior plastics look as if sourced from a local scrap dealer.

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    1. Don't you think its a bit harsh on Mahindra? Yes, they have to improve a lot on fit and finish but the XUV is not so bad.

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  4. It seems to be a cheaper people mover for rural market. Not a Ford Ecosport competetior. And engine is mhawk80 means 80bhp cheaper variant of mahendra diesel engine.

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    1. This particular car is a base variant. Check out our other post http://anything-on-wheels.blogspot.in/2015/08/mahindra-tuv300-amt-spotted-undergoing.html?showComment=1439169225623#c8693276137552027200 which features the top-end AMT variant albeit camouflaged.

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  5. What about Seating Layout & Capacity?

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    1. This car appear to have a 5+2 layout (2 jump seats at the rear like the Quanto)

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  6. I think tyre nd disk very poor..pricing will must be same as quanto...or something 50k above the quanto ....up above will not worth

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    1. Mahindra is known for Value For Money. We're hoping the TUV300 does not stray away from that tradition.

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  7. Looks like its competetion for TATA SUMO....replicates sumo deisgn....ANyhow Mahindra is good at this segment and hope this too turns the tables

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    1. It does resemble the Sumo Grande to some extent. But as you said, Mahindra is good at making these and the TUV300 is one of their best efforts!

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  8. To survive in this segment alloys wheels should be atleast R16 rather preferably R17 with ground clearance more than 200cm & engine power more than 100PS.

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    1. Which of its competitors come shod with 17 inch wheels currently?

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    2. Hyundai Creta SX(O) for your kind reference.

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  9. What was the need for TUV When they have XUV... What is Mahindra trying to do?

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    1. There definitely is a need in Mahindra's lineup for a TUV-sized vehicle, especially after Quanto's flop show. But they could have come up with a different name though!

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