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Mahindra TUV 300 2015-2019

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Things We Like in TUV 300 2015-2019
  • Packed with safety features while dual airbags, ABD and EBD are standard across the range
  • Spacious cabin, excellent amount of head and legroom available
  • Boot space is amazing that stands at 384L
Things We Dont Like in TUV 300 2015-2019
  • Engine refinement level not adequate, sounds rough and not punchy on highways
  • The rear seats are not very comfortable and is suited to kids only
  • Unsatisfactory NVH levels, the vibrations are felt inside the cabin

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Review of TUV 300 2015-2019

  • Overview
  • Interior
  • Exterior
  • Mileage Running Cost
  • Comfort Suspension
  • Engine Performance
  • Braking Safety

Overview

Mahindra and Mahindra always look forward to produce something that is always in line with the conscience of the Indian car buyers. As being the largest automotive manufacturer in the subcontinent, Mahindra tries to put forward a vehicle that becomes a mass favourite. In 2015, company launched the appealing TUV300 compact SUV that soon become a hit. The vehicle is a perfect SUV that has all the features such as looks, muscular appeal, powerful engine and optional AMT unit that makes it a convenient offering for the customers. In the year 2016, Mahindra launched a more powerful variant of the TUV300 for those power hungry enthusiasts. In 2017, Mahindra introduced the new top-spec variant T10 in the line-up that gets amazing features and styling while the engine remains the same.
Mahindra TUV300, in terms of styling gets a muscular body design with strong appeal. The outer profile is very intelligently designed, despite getting a boxy body shell it manages to look exceptional. The front gets large multi slat radiator grille while the headlamps are simple but do enhance the overall looks. Rectangular fog lamps provide the car a macho looks. The rear part gets large tailgate attached spare wheel while vertical stacked tail lamps as well as rear bumper are well placed. Mahindra TUV300 is offered in vibrant colours for the buyers to choose from such as Molten Orange, Pearl White, Dynamo Red, Bold Black, Majestic Silver, Red and Black, Silver and black and Glacier White.
Mahindra TUV300’s interior is the thing that has been much cherished and praised. It has been regarded as the vehicle with best inner profile manufactured by Mahindra so far. The cabin is extremely spacious and quite premium also. The cabin comes finished with dual shade of black and beige that provides an airy feel to the cabin. The feature list gets 7-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with USB, Bluetooth and AUX connectivity, eco-driving mode, micro-hybrid technology and brake energy generation. Though there is no Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, you get Mahindra BLUE SENSE Mobile App to control audio system among other things remotely. Other features are air conditioner, steering mounted audio control, height adjustable driver seat, internally adjustable ORVM and remote lock and keyless entry.
Under the hood, Mahindra TUV300 uses 1.5L 3-cylinder diesel powertrain. When the car was first launched it had mHawk80 that can produce the power output of 85PS and the maximum torque of 230Nm. While with the passing years, there was need for more powerful engine, hence, came the mHawk100. The mill can generate the power output of 102PS and can belt out the peak torque of 240Nm. Transmission duties are handled by five-speed manual and five-speed Automated Manual Transmission options. ARAI certified mileage figures stands at 18.49kmpl.
As far as the safety is concerned, Mahindra TUV300 gets aspects which include dual airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX mounts for the child seats, digital immobilizer, seat belt reminder lamp, side intrusion beams, auto door lock, anti-theft warning and central locking. All these features are standard across the variant, save anti-theft warning.
Mahindra TUV300 is available in eight different variants they are T4, T4+, T6, T6+, T8, T8AMT, T10 and T10AMT. In terms of pricing, Mahindra TUV300 has been very competitively priced. Its base model T4 Plus gets the price tag of Rs. 8.25 lakh while T6 Plus is available at the price tag of Rs. 8.83 lakh. The mHawk100 T8 and mHawk100 AMT is available at the sticker price tag of Rs. 9.54 lakh and Rs. 10.29 lakh respectively. The T10 is tagged at Rs. 9.95 lakh while T10 AMT is available at the price tag of Rs. 10.76 lakh. The top of the line T10 AMT Dual Tone variant is tagged at Rs. 10.91 lakh, ex-showroom.
Mahindra TUV300 competes against Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Honda WR-V and Ford EcoSport in the segment.

Interior

Step inside you will see how drastic transformation the carmaker has done to enrich the in-cabin experience. It is arguably the best interiors you will see in a Mahindra vehicle. There isn’t any silly plum finished plastic and desperately designed air cons here, but a nicely designed dashboard draped with dual beige and grey combination. The TUV300 follows the traits of other cars launched in the past couple of years by using glossy back plastic console for the infotainment system at the centre. Other parts of the cabin including the door handles and the AC vents are adorned in aluminium finished silver plastic.
The apt placement of buttons on the central console shows the minimalistic approach of the carmaker. Especially, the way the top beige layer of the dashboard shelters or say surrounds the center console and instrument cluster without breaking the lines, is truly awesome. The quality of the plastics and the fit and finish shows that Mahindra needs some serious business here. The faux leather seats give a more comfortable experience to the occupants.
Coming to the space, the cabin is remarkably good in terms of headroom, legroom and shoulder room. However, the front seats that come with lumbar support are slightly on the firmer side and will not entertain passengers on long journeys. The carmaker could have added more padding around the lower regions. The bench seats at the rear too come with ample space and can absorb three adult passengers with enough legroom. But here again, they will not prove comfortable for longer distances due to lack of thigh support. Then there is third row which can also snug in 2 adult occupants but still not best for longer journeys. In terms of storage, you get plenty of bottle holders and cubbyholes in the cabin along with a huge illuminated glove box which is practically helpful in storing knick knacks.
Talking about the equipment, Mahindra has given a lot. The car comes with 7 inch touchscreen infotainment unit that comes with GPS, Bluetooth, USB photo/video viewer, voice messaging system as well as iPod support and 4-speakers to add more to the music experience. The reverse parking sensors relays relevant feeds on the screen. Other comfort feature in the car include height adjustable driver seat, internally adjustable ORVM, steering mounted audio controls, follow me headlamps, rear wash/wipe and second row full seat fold.

Exterior

The design of the TUV300 is perhaps a complete reversal from what we have seen so far in Mahindra vehicles. Seriously, it is one of the improved designs that has rolled out by Mahindra’s design and engineering team in so many years. Reasons? It’s not excessively designed and sprinkled with ornaments of XUV500 and Scorpio. In fact, with the squared-out design inspired from battle tank, brawny haunches and prominent wheel arches, this SUV fit the right prospects when it comes to flexing muscles off road.
The front profile is dominated by typical multi-slat grille and well-designed carbon black finished headlamps that gel nicely with the overall design. The headlamps shows some traits of Bolero while the rectangular shaped fog lamps gets black chrome inserts boasting of a great combination of macho and manliness of the car. Come to the side and you will see how dexterously, Mahindra has hid the boxy appearance of the SUV. For instance, the D-pillars have been blacked out to give it a floating roof while the B and C pillar have been raked back along with thick shoulder line lending it some character.
There are straight lines and sharp angles that run across the length. The way 15-inch wheels have been designed is really appreciable, though they are puny in appearance. Instead, Mahindra should have used 17-inch wheels on this SUV just like in other cars such as Scorpio and XUV500. The understated design of the front is carried forward at the rear with majority of the focus on huge spare wheel mounted on the tailgate. The tail lights and the rear bumper are vertically placed which is nice but the rear steps looks like an eyesore.

Mileage Running Cost

The Mahindra TUV300 has raised the bar of SUVs with its excellent fuel economy. The carmaker has employed some of the technologies including ECO mode and start/stop system which helps the car gain maximum economy at minimal fuel usage. The company claims that the car can churn out ARAI certified mileage of 18.49 kmpl for the 85PS model and 18.05 kmpl for the 102PS model.
However, in real world expect the mileage figures slightly less than what mentioned above mainly because the car needs to be kept in the appropriate rev range to get it moving. Still, it’s more than satisfactory given the nature of the car.

Comfort Suspension

Mahindra has done a tremendous in terms of suspension and handling. The vehicle underpins body-on-frame platform weighing 300 kgs more than EcoSport. But the chassis of the TUV300 is carried from new Scorpio. The TUV300 handles undulated roads, bumps and potholes without breaking a sweat, keeping the passengers comfortable all through the journey. But occupants at the rear as well at the last row can often feel jerks, which is typically an attribute of Mahindra. However, the suspension setup is a bit on a firmer side as opposed to soft setup which was there in previous Scorpios, saving the passengers from a lot of body movement.
The car can be driven even by the most novice driver out there. The car rolls much less than what we have seen in the vehicles such as Quanto. The vehicle feels planted at high speeds, however you can expect slight body roll at the corners, but this doesn’t make things uncomfortable inside.

Engine Performance

Initially, the TUV300 was launched with the underpowered 1.5L diesel engine which disappointed many. But the carmaker has also added more powerful mHawk100 engine which will be part of the discussion later. Coming to the mHawk80 engine, it had 2 stage turbocharger that produced 85PS and 230Nm of max torque. It is pretty surprising to see where the power and torque is going as even under full acceleration, the vehicle doesn’t get anywhere near to triple digit speeds.
The only better thing is that if you get this car going, especially in the urban regions, the working between the gears is impressive and keep you moving within the crowded traffic as well as on the faster moving traffic on the open stretches. Some sort of disappointment also comes from the gearbox. Where all the forward gears come handy, the reverse gear on the other hand, seems to bog off in the midst of the switching and also comes with an obvious jarring sensation. But there is a bright side of this, the clutch doesn’t demand much effort as in the cars such as Duster as shifting between the gears is a breeze.
The team at Mahindra has put serious efforts in the refinement department. The car is much quieter without any vibrations when we compared it to elder sibling Scorpio. The engine and gearbox department as a whole needed a through revision and Mahindra addressed these feedbacks by introducing a more powerful mHawk100 engine. For the power hungry folks, the 1.5L engine bulges out 17PS and 10Nm more than the previous version, totalling the power and torque to 105PS and 240Nm respectively.
The improved performance is not apparent in the low end of the rev range, however, once the rev start jumping, you will realize its true pulling power. The performance gets further noticeable in the mid-range and top band of the rev as the engine feels faster in terms of gear acceleration, especially once you are near the 100kmph mark. The updated engine has also made the overtaking a much easy affair, especially when you are driving on highways where it is normal to cruise at 80kmph or higher speeds.
The spread of torque is also brilliant as you get peak torque easily between 1500 rpm and 2800 rpm as against the lesser powered version. This should also put less strain while cruising on highways. The engine though is refined and smooth just as the earlier one, however, it tends to get a bit noisy at higher revs.

Braking Safety

The vehicle comes with disc brakes at the front and drum at the rear. The braking performance is decent with the car coming to complete halt from high speeds in less than 4 seconds. Further, the presence of ABS and EBD makes the grip on the road stronger.
What makes this car more special is that the safety aspects hasn’t been compromised. The carmaker doesn’t differentiate any of the variants in terms of safety features with the car getting dual airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX mount for child seats at the second row, digital immobilizer, seat belt reminder and auto-door lock as standard fitment.

User Reviews of Mahindra TUV 300 2015-2019

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