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As previously reported, Mahindra has begun testing a mid-lifecycle facelift for the XUV300. Although the launch is not planned until 2024, we now have our clearest view of the upgraded SUV to date. The test mule is still carefully camouflaged, as before, but it hints at a significantly altered front and rear design. The inside will also undergo significant alterations, while it will stay mechanically same.
The XUV300 facelift is still in the early phases of development, as seen by the test mule’s temporary headlamps and taillamps. However, the redesigned SUV is believed to incorporate design cues from the XUV700, such as the C-shaped LED headlamps, and may even bore some resemblance to the XUV.e ideas.
This might result in a fully redesigned front end with a new two-part grille and a wider central air inlet, as seen in the spy image. According to earlier spy images, the XUV300 facelift will include an all-new tail gate, a new bumper with repositioned number plate housing, and new tail-lamps. The redesigned XUV300 will have a mostly unchanged profile, save for a new design for the alloy wheels, as is common with facelifts.
While no interior images have been released, there are rumours of a redesigned dashboard, extra equipment, and an improved infotainment screen, among other things. The inside of the XUV300 has begun to show its age, with items like as a wireless charging, heated seats, and a digital driver’s display lacking.
Importantly, the XUV300 will remain distinct from the all-electric XUV400, which is slightly longer than 4 metres.
Powertrain of Mahindra XUV300 Facelift
The present 110hp and 131hp, 1.2-litre, three-cylinder turbo-petrol engines, as well as the 117hp, 1.5-litre diesel engine, are expected to remain under the hood of the XUV300 facelift. It remains to be seen whether Mahindra keeps the gearbox options the same or replaces the AMT with a torque converter – most of its competitors offer more advanced automatic transmissions.
The XUV300 facelift is slated to debut next year, competing with the Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Kia Sonet, and Maruti Brezza, among others. In this segment, the Tata Nexon and Kia Sonet will also receive mid-lifecycle modifications by August of this year.