Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Mahindra | posted September 11, 2015 15:05
Mahindra's new SUV makes official debut
Mahindra has launched its battle tank inspired SUV named TUV300 in India.
As previously reported, the TUV300 has been developed in-house by the Mahindra design team at the company’s Research Valley in Chennai, India. The TUV stands for ‘Tough Utility Vehicle’ while the ‘300’ represents the series name.
Up front, the TUV300 has static bending headlights, fog lights, a massive grill and an aggressive bumper. Mahindra’s SUV also comes with a sculpted hood and prominent wheel arches. Turning at the side, the TUV300 is characterized by sharp lines and it is equipped with roof rails.
The rear of the TUV300 is fitted with an exposed spare wheel with body-colored cover, distinctive taillights and a large bumper.
In terms of dimensions, the TUV300 measures 3995mm long, 1835mm wide and 1839mm tall with a wheelbase of 2680mm. Furthermore, it has 184mm of ground clearance.
Inside, it has a two-tone interior along with a steering wheel mounted audio and phone controls, a ‘twin-pod’ instrument cluster, and round aircon dials. The TUV300 comes with a 5+2 seating capacity as well as dual airbags, voice messaging system and remote keyless entry.
The TUV300 is powered by a 1.5-liter mHawk three-cylinder diesel engine that delivers 85 PS and 230 Nm of torque. It is mated to either a 5-speed manual or an ‘autoShift’ automated manual transmission.