Mahindra XUV300 AMT May Not Be Available In Petrol

  • Jun 19, 2019

Leading Indian indigenous automobile manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra is preparing to launch the automated manual transmission (AMT) version of the XUV300 later this month. Sources, however, have claimed that the AMT system will be available only with the diesel model. While the company has confirmed that the top-end W8(O) version of the car will get the AMT, it remains to be seen whether the same is offered to the lower model of the compact sports utility vehicle (SUV).

The Mahindra XUV300 SUV is hauled by a 4-cylinder, 1.5-litre diesel motor which outputs 300Nm peak torque and 117PS maximum power. It’s the same engine that powers the Mahindra Marazzo. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gear system. The 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine, on the other hand, produces 200Nm peak torque and 110PS maximum power.

The AMT W8 (O) model of the XUV300 is expected to command a premium of around ₹50,000 over its manual version. The latter has an ex-showroom price of ₹11.99 lakh in Delhi. This would make the car the most expensive diesel vehicle in the sub-4m compact SUV segment. Other diesel-AMT cars available in the segment are the Tata Nexon and the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. Both have AMT has an option like the XUV300.

Customers intending to buy a petrol-AMT car can opt for the recently launched Hyundai Venue which has a dual clutch transmission (DCT). It’s the first car in the sub-4m compact SUV segment to have the feature. The Ford EcoSport, on the other hand, as a traditional torque converter system.

However, Mahindra had announced earlier this year that the XUV300 AMT will be available both in diesel and petrol versions, while stating at the same time that the petrol-AMT option is scarce. The company is currently developing a more powerful model of the XUV300 AMT.


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