Facelifted version of Mahindra TUV300 reaches dealerships.

The facelifted versions of Mahindra’s TUV300 have begun reaching dealerships. A lot of pictures of the facelifted models of the TUV300 are doing rounds on the internet. Indian UV maker Mahindra has never seen a lot of success with their TUV300 and the customer base of this sub-4 meter compact SUV has been limited to smaller cities in India. The TUV300 sub-4 meter compact SUV was launched in 2015 in the Indian market and failed to impress the urban customers to a greater extent.

Talking of the changes on the facelifted model of TUV300, one can notice the tweaks on the front and the rear parts of the sub-4 meter compact SUV. There is a 5-slat grille on the front part of the TUV300, the headlamps have been tweaked and the fog lamps are placed beneath the headlamps on either sides of the bumper insert. Coming to the rear of the facelifted TUV300, there are a few changes here as well as the tail lamp now comes in clear glass finish, something that has been seen on the Scorpio as well. Rear parking sensors also make an appearance on the back side of the new TUV300.

As far as the interiors are concerned, not a lot has changes here and the overall feel of the cabin is the same as the older model. Although, Mahindra has updated the TUV300 to follow the latest safety norms that came into force at the start of the month. The new safety features present on the facelifted model of TUV300 are ABS, airbags for driver and co-passenger, seat belt reminder, speed alerts and the aforementioned reverse parking sensors. These safety features will be standard on all trims of TUV300  as mandated under the new safety laws of the country. The facelifted model of TUV300 will be sold in 5 variants -- T4+, T6+, T8, T10 and a new top variant T10 (O).

The facelifted model will come with the same 1.5 liter 3-cylinder engine that is paired to a 5 speed manual gearbox. However, this time around the company may discontinue the lower tuned 80 Bhp variant and go ahead only with the 100 Bhp state of tune that is rated to deliver 240 Nm of torque. Also the AMT gearbox may possibly face the axe with the facelifted version of the TUV300 as a lot of customers had complained about the same.

The ladder-frame setup of the TUV300 makes it a very rugged vehicle in the segment where other vehicles such as Maruti Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon, and XUV300 come with front wheel drive and are aimed at mainly urban consumers. The brand places the rear wheel driven TUV300 as a more rough and tough alternative to the aforementioned rivals.

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