Mahindra TUV300 – What lies behind its astounding success?
Indian car manufacturer Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd has been able to win the likes of quite a good number of car enthusiasts in India with its wide range of SUVs. The TUV300 is another product of this company that has been launched to further leverage its strong presence in the SUV segment in the Indian auto market. We must say that this car has indeed formed quite a lasting impression at the very first glance.
The external design of the TUV300 has caught a lot of attention – its massive size and bold lines on its body along with its broad bonnet together create a very attractive look. Mahindra has portrayed its TUV300 as a rugged and bold model. The front portion has got a large grille with five chrome inserted slats which come flanked by square head lights. The rear part of this car is beefed up, to add the balancing element to the overall appearance. While TUV300 comes with a pretty conservative design, it is liked for its sheer simplistic design. The overall dimensions of the TUV300 are 3955 mm length, 1694 mm width and 1544 mm height, with a ground clearance of 165 mm and a wheelbase of 2530 mm.
The interiors of this model are a blend of black and beige with of silver. It comes with phenomenal space inside the cabin, offering a very comfortable ride. The seating style has been designed ergonomically. The console at the centre is simple and eye catching. The TUV300 has been given dual airbags in the front for the driver seat as well as the passenger seat, along with ABS and EBD to ensure better safety of the travellers. Other safety features of this vehicle include a collapsible steering column which comes as standard across all variants, auto door lock mechanism and a digital immobiliser which are also on offer.
In terms of engine specifications, the Mahindra TUV300 is driven by Mahindra’s mHawk80 engine. This engine is a 1.5-litre mill that comes with 3 cylinders and is capable of generating 84bhp of power and 230Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission system. The mHawk80 engine is said to offer a mileage of around 18.9 kmpl.
If you have in mind plans to buy a compact SUV which offers comfortable and spacious interiors for five adults, then the TUV300 is the best model for you. It also provides an amazing boot space of 384 litres, making it much favoured for long trips. All these factors taken into account have contributed to the success of Mahindra TUV300.
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