New 2015 Mahindra TUV300: a report by Autoportal.com
Maihndra&Mahindra, like Tata, is a completely Indian automobile company. M&M have always specialized in SUVs, like the Scorpio, Bolero and XUV. They have recently launched a new vehicle, TUV300. The acronym TUV stands for Tough Utility Vehicle, and going by the looks, it has been named aptly.
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It seems as if a military tank was an inspiration for M&M while designing the body of the TUV300. It is less than 4 meters in length, but appears longer. The bonnet is plain and flat, the radiator grille of this vehicle is similar to the grille of the jeep, though slightly sportier, with a small dash of chrome on its rectangular shaped edges, and the windows and bumpers also have the manly look, with its shape. Similarly the wheel arches are also slightly rectangular adding to the ruggedness of the vehicle. The company logo is emblazoned on the middle of the bonnet, just above the grille. Normal, powerful halogen lamps are fitted into the headlight cluster, which is also square, keeping in line with the whole exterior. The rear end is macho looking, with mounted spare wheel on the back door, and the windscreen is wide, having a high mounted brake light on top. Though it is an SUV, it looks more dignified than a regular SUV.
Though there are only 2 rows of seats, the manufacturers have added 2 jump seats behind the second row, which can be folded to increase boot space or can also be used as seats for increasing the number of passengers, which means that either 5 or 7 passengers can travel in it easily. The hexa-pod centre console and twin-pod instrument cluster add to the magnificence of the cabin. The cabin of the Mahindra TUV300 has an opulent feel with a touch-screen entertainment and information system, mounted controls for audio system on the steering wheels and Bluetooth connectivity. The steering wheel is a 4-spoke one, bedecked with the company logo in silver. Reverse parking sensors have been attached to the cabin, for driver’s comfort. The interiors are done up so well that there seems to be no way in which a passenger might be discomfited.
The TUV300 has been launched in diesel version alone, offering 7 variants with 1493 cc displacement. The mileage is said to be 18.49 km/l and except for 2 variants which have automatic transmission, the gear box is manual. The 1.5 liter 3 cylinder diesel engine produces a power of 80 ps and a peak torque of 230 Nm. The front wheels have disc brakes and the back wheels have drum brakes, both of which are equally impressive.
The cost of the TUV300 ranges between 6.98–9.20 lakhs and is available in 6 colors.Check out more query related to auto news , automobile industry, etc. Follow AutoPortal on Quora .