The Mahindra XUV 300 is all set to launch in India on the 14th of February this year. Measuring under 4-meters in length, this all-new offering from the homegrown automaker will compete against the likes of Some of the well-established players in the compact SUV segment. You have already read our detailed specification based comparison report between the XUV 300 and the Maruti Vitara Brezza. In this article, we pitch this new offering from Mahindra against the second best-performer in the said, segment i.e. the Tata Nexon. Read along to see how well these two compact utility vehicles score against each other on the based of prices, engine specifications, mileage and a number of other parameters.
The prices of the XUV300 will be revealed on the launch day of this vehicle i.e. on the 14th of this month. However, senior company management has said that we can expect the same to be priced in-between the price range of INR 8 lakh to INR 12 lakh. What this means is that the Mahindra XUV 300 will not only compete with the offerings in the sub 4-meter segment, but also take on the likes of vehicles placed in a segment above.
In comparison, the Tata Nexon’ s petrol derivative starts at a base price of INR 6.36 lakh with the top-end variant retailing at INR 9.83 lakh. The base diesel trim of the Nexon retails at INR 7.40 lakh with the top-spec variant retailing at INR 10.80 lakh (ex-showroom).
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The Mahindra XUV 300 will arrive in the Indian market with petrol as well as diesel engine offerings. The petrol derivative is going to be a 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder, turbocharged unit capable of producing 110 BHP along with 200 Nm of peak torque. The diesel engine on the other hand is the same 1.5-lire, 4-cylinder offering seen on the Mahindra Marazzo. However, for the XUV300, Mahindra has detuned the engine to produce 115 BHP but the torque figures remain the same at 300 Nm. As standard, this new offering from Mahindra comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox. There will be no automatic unit on offer at the time of launch.
The Tata Nexon is also available with two engine options. The petrol derivative is a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder, turbocharged unit capable of producing 110 BHP along with 170 Nm of peak torque. On the other hand, the diesel derivative is a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder unit capable of producing 110 BHP along with 260 Nm of peak torque. As standard, both these derivatives comes with a 6-speed manual transmission. Tata Motors also offers a 6-speed AMT unit on the select variants of the SUV as well.
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The petrol derivative of the Mahindra XUV 300 will promise and ARAI certified mileage figure of 17 km/l. On the other hand, the ARAI certified fuel-efficiency figure for its diesel derivative stands at 20 km/l.
Moving on to the Nexon, its 1.2-litre petrol engine also promises an ARAI certified fuel-efficiency figure of 17 km/l. Its 1.5-litre diesel derivative, on the other hand, offers an ARAI certified fuel-efficiency figure of 21.5 km/l.
The Mahindra XUV 300 uses the same platform as that of the Euro-Spec SsangYong Tivoli which essentially measures above 4-meters in length. However, for the Indian market, Mahindra has thoroughly redesigned the chassis and hence, the SUV now measures 3,995 mm in length, 1,821 mm in width and 1,617 mm in height. The XUV 300 boasts of a 2600 mm wheelbase, the higher in its class and even in comparison to the Creta. However, it loses out on the boot capacity which is a mere 257-litres.
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Coming to the Tata Nexon, this compact utility vehicles measures 3,994 mm in length, 1,811 mm in width and 1,607 mm in height. The Nexon boasts of a wheelbase of 2,498 mm. While its boot capacity stands at 350-litres.
One of the areas where the Mahindra XUV 300 shines and shines brightly is its feature list. Loaded with a decent equipment list, right from the base variant with the top-end trim getting features such as leather upholstery and sunroof, it clearly exceeds competition.
When it comes to offering features and creature comforts, the Tata Nexon is not far behind in any way. It comes with features such as projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights, a touchscreen infotainment system to name a few.
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With safety of a vehicle slowly becoming a priority among Indian buyers, automobile manufacturers have now started to offer cars which offers some truly amazing safety kit. The Mahindra XUV is amongst those
The Tata Nexon has been ranked as safest India made vehicle by Global NCAP with the same scoring a pefect 5-star rating for adult occupants thanks to its ruboust body structure.
Mahindra XUV 300 Vs Maruti Vitara Brezza- Specification Comparison
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