Mahindra launches its 9-seater TUV 300 Plus
Mahindra has launched the bigger version of its TUV 300, christened TUV 300 Plus at Rs 9.47 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). The highlight of the SUV is that it can seat 9 people. How comfortable the seating is, remains to be seen. The interiors of the SUV are designed by Pininfarina. The overall length of the TUV 300 Plus is 4400mm, which is a whopping 405mm more than the TUV 300, which seats seven. The width remains the same and the TUV 300 Plus is 5mm shorter than the TUV 300.
Powering the TUV 300 Plus is the tried and tested 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine that puts out 118bhp and 280Nm. The TUV 300 Plus makes 18bhp and 40Nm more than the TUV 300. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. On the inside, you get faux leather seats, steering mounted controls and a 7-inch touch screen infotainment system with navigation. Driver aids include start/stop system, reverse parking assist and an eco mode.
Here is the full text of the press release from Mahindra:
Mumbai, June 20, 2018: Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.), a part of the USD 20.7 billion Mahindra Group, today announced the introduction of the TUV300 PLUS, targeted at customers who are looking to upgrade their lifestyle with a premium and bold true-blue SUV with spacious interiors and a pleasurable driving experience.
Priced at Rs. 9.47 lacs (ex-showroom Mumbai), the TUV300 PLUS will fill the gap for a contemporary, powerful & flexible 9-seater true-blue SUV under the 10-lakh price point in the Indian auto Industry. The TUV300 PLUS is powered by the proven 2.2 litre mHAWKD120 engine which delivers 88 kW (120 BHP). It comes with a 6-speed manual transmission for enhanced driving pleasure on highways. It also makes a stylish & powerful statement with its bold design and true-blue SUV stance. The interiors, designed by legendary Italian design house, Pininfarina, and the faux leather seats give the TUV300 PLUS a premium feel. It also offers high-tech features such as the 17.8 cm touchscreen infotainment with GPS navigation, ECO mode & Micro Hybrid Technology, to name a few.
According to Veejay Ram Nakra, Chief of Sales and Marketing – Automotive Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., “The TUV300 has enjoyed a successful run since its launch in September 2015, with close to 80,000 vehicles on road. We are now pleased to introduce the TUV300 PLUS for customers who are looking for a true-blue SUV with more space & more power. The TUV300 PLUS will appeal to buyers looking for an SUV that compliments their aspirations and lifestyles.”
About the TUV300 PLUS
Plus on Power
TUV300 PLUS is equipped with the proven and reliable mHAWKD120 engine, that delivers superior drivability both in city traffic as well as on highways with 88 kW (120 BHP) power, 280 Nm torque and a 6-speed manual transmission.
Plus on Space
The TUV300 PLUS is a spacious & comfortable SUV that offers luxurious space to seat 9 people with the flexibility to fold the rear seats & create a large storage area.
Plus on SUV quotient
The TUV300 PLUS makes a powerful and stylish statement with its imposing stance, big footprint (length 4400mm, width 1835 mm & height 1812 mm) and its real SUV character defined by the aggressive front grille, large alloy wheels (215/70 R16) and rear wheel drive.
Plus on Comfort & Premiumness
Equipped with Cushion Suspension Technology, the TUV300 PLUS delivers a superior ride experience on all type of roads. The interiors are designed by legendary Italian design house, Pininfarina, and the faux leather seats give the TUV300 PLUS a premium feel. It also comes with steering mounted audio & phone controls, a rear defogger alongwith wash & wipe, a driver seat height adjuster, armrests for the front row, a convenient storage tray below the driver’s seat and lead-me-to-vehicle & follow-me-home headlamps.
Plus on Technology
The TUV300 PLUS offers a host of hi-tech features, such as the 17.8 cm Touchscreen Infotainment System with GPS navigation and 4 speakers + 2 tweeters, Bluesense App, ECO mode, Micro Hybrid Technology, Brake Energy Regeneration Technology, Intellipark Reverse Assist, AC ECO mode and Driver Information System.
Plus on Safety
The TUV300 PLUS comes with a toughened high-strength steel body alongwith chassis derived from the Scorpio. It also comes with dual-airbags and ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution. Additionally, the hazard lights also switch on incase of panic braking.
Attractive Finance Options
TUV300 PLUS will be available with customizable finance options with low down payment & attractive EMIs as low as Rs. 11,999
Attractive Service Plans
TUV300 PLUS will come with customised AMC options starting from Rs. 0.31/km and extended shield warranty (up to 5 years) for complete peace of mind.
Quick Service and Turnaround Time
Nothing matters more than customer convenience. The efficient servicing teams ensure a quick turnaround time for a hassle-free service experience.
Customers will have the option to choose from five attractive colours, namely Majestic Silver, Glacier white, Bold Black, Dynamo Red and Molten Orange, and three variants – P4, P6 and P8.