Mahindra & Mahindra has launched the XUV300 petrol automatic at a starting price of Rs 9.95 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Mumbai) in the Indian market. The AutoSHIFT (AMT) gearbox will be offered with the W6 and W8 (O) variants. The bookings for the petrol AMT models are now open and deliveries will begin from mid-February onwards. Furthermore, the range-topping automatic petrol W8 (O) variant will come with the all-new BlueSense Plus connected SUV technology. There are no cosmetic updates in the automatic version as compared to the manual counterpart.
In addition, Mahindra XUV300 W6, W8 and W8(O) trims will now feature electric sunroof as standard in both manual and automatic variants in petrol and diesel fuel trims. The petrol manual W6 variant with electric sunroof comes at a price of Rs 9.40 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom). Mahindra has also introduced a couple of exclusive paint schemes namely Dual-tone Red and Dual-tone Aquamarine on all W8(O) automatic variants while a common shade namely all-new Galaxy Grey is offered with the manual W6, W8 & W8(O) variants. The AMT technology boasts of several features such as Advanced ‘Creep’ Function, Auto Mode and Manual Mode. Other features include Electronic Stability Control, Hill Start Assist, Drive and Reverse Lock Out and Creep disable on Door Opening.
Speaking of BlueSense Plus connected SUV technology, it is equipped with 40+ features which includes Remote Vehicle Control Features (like Door lock/ Unlock, Find my XUV300), Location-based Features (like Live Tracking & Sharing, Route Deviation), Safety & Security Features (like Geo Fencing, Emergency Assist), Vehicle Information Alerts (like Distance to empty, Tyre Pressure), and other features (like Infotainment Controls, Document Wallet). Being powered by an embedded SIM, it will be available on both Android & iOS. Mechanically, the XUV300 is powered by the same BS6 compliant 1.2L turbocharged petrol engine. Veejay Nakra, CEO, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said: “The young Indian consumer doesn’t like to compromise and seeks technology-led convenience & experiences. Today, we launch our innovative auto transmission AutoSHIFT on petrol, which uses advanced technology to offer an effortless drive in city drive as well as on the highways.