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Mahindra XUV300 TurboSport Launched: Features and Review

by Navyatha Sandiri
Mahindra XUV300 TurboSport

The XUV300 T-GDi from Mahindra is available for Rs. 10.35 lakh (All-India ex-showroom). It comes in three variations, three color schemes, and one powertrain configuration. The XUV300 Sportz concept car, a precursor to this vehicle, made its debut at the 2020 Auto Expo.

  • The XUV300’s new TurboSport version is available in W6, W8, and W8(O) trim levels.
  • comes with a manual transmission and a new 130 PS 1.2 L mStallion TGDI engine.
  • offered in six colors, one of which is a brand-new mustard yellow.
  • The 0-60 kmph pace for the TurboSport version is five seconds.
  • XUV300 TurboSport series will cohabit with the SUV’s regular turbocharged petrol and diesel versions.

The Mahindra XUV300 TurboSport has finally made its way to consumers two years after making its world debut at the 2020 Auto Show. The 1.2-liter Mahindra mStallion TGDI petrol engine, which has been added to the new model, is its key selling point. Its 130PS output makes it the most potent SUV in its class. Along with the currently available XUV300 turbo-petrol and turbo-diesel models, the TurboSport series will be sold.

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Prices for the Mahindra XUV300 TurboSport                             Price from the showroom
TurboSport W6 XUV300                                                                         $10.35 million
TurboSport W8 XUV300                                                                         $11.65 million
TurboSport W8 dual-tone XUV300                                                      $11.80 million
TurboSport W8 XUV300 (O)                                                                  $12.75 million
TurboSport W8(O) dual-tone XUV300                                                $12.90 million

The 2017 Mahindra XUV300 TurboSport is available in four new color combinations: Blazing Bronze with a black rooftop (dual-tone), Napoli Black with a white rooftop (dual-tone), Pearl White with a black rooftop (dual-tone), and Blazing Bronze (monotone). Additionally, Pearl White and Napoli Black were carried over from the previous XUV300 range.

New sporty design features are available for the new XUV300 TurboSport, including red grille inserts, all-black ORVMs (which are electrically adjustable and folding), all-black leatherette interiors, and chrome-finished pedals. It has LED DRLs, LED taillamps, 16-inch alloy wheels with diamond-cut accents, and an electric sunroof. Other features include steering-mounted controls, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and gear lever, BlueSense Connect, a rear parking camera with adaptive guidelines, rain-sensing wipers, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dual-zone automatic climate control, and auto headlamps.

The XUV300 is among the safest vehicles on the road. It offers safety features like all four disc brakes, front parking sensors, six airbags, ESP with hill start assist, ABS, passenger airbag deactivation switch, ISOFIX seats, and corner braking control. It has received a 5-star GNCAP safety certification.

Blazing bronze, pearl white, and Napoli black are the three new dual-tone paint options for the XUV300 T exterior. GDI’s The TGDi logo and red highlights have also been added by Mahindra as part of the external upgrade. This vehicle also introduces Mahindra’s new twin-peak logo for the XUV300 line.

Inside, Mahindra equipped the XUV300 T-GDi with leatherette seats, a steering wheel wrapped in leather, and an all-black paint scheme. As part of the upgrades, sporty pedals have also been installed. The Hyundai Venue N Line and the Kia Sonet 1.0-liter turbo are rivals of the XUV300 Turbosport.


The quickest ICE SUV under Rs 15 lakh is the XUV300 TurboSport series, according to Indian utility vehicle manufacturer Mahindra. The SUV is propelled by a 1.2L mStallion TGDi engine that produces 230Nm of torque between 1,500 and 3,750 rpm and 129bhp at 5,000 rpm. With this engine, a six-speed manual transmission is included. The XUV300 TurboSport has a five-second sprint time from 0 to 60 kph.

Mahindra XUV300 TurboSport

Safety features

Six airbags, ESP with hill start aid, ABS, disc brakes on all four wheels, front parking sensors, a passenger airbag deactivation button, ISOFIX seats, and corner braking control are among the safety features offered by the Mahindra XUV300 TurboSport.

The new TurboSportTM series powered by the TGDi powertrain has been built for thrill-seekers looking for the ultimate driving experience, according to R Velusamy, President of Automotive Technology and Product Development at Mahindra & Mahindra. Customers looking for an SUV with plenty of excitement will profit from the XUV300 TGDi’s advantages in terms of performance, safety, comfort, and style. Starting on October 10 across India, the XUV300 TGDi will be available for test drives, reservations, and deliveries.

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Engine impressions of the Mahindra XUV300 TurboSport

This turbo-petrol engine, known as the mStallion 130, is related to the 2.0-liter turbo-petrol found in the XUV700, Scorpio, and Thar. The 1,197cc, three-cylinder XUV300 TurboSport is comparable to the existing 110hp, 1.2-liter turbo-petrol variant that is sold alongside.

But in addition to various ancillaries, this mStallion 130 is equipped with a new turbocharger, high-pressure direct injection, and variable valve timing. As a result, it not only promises to have an 18.2 kpl fuel efficiency rating (against the XUV300’s 17 kpl), but also has the highest power and torque ratings in its class of 131 horsepower and 230 Nm (21hp and 30Nm more).

Interestingly, it has an over-boost function that, for a brief period, helps extract an extra 20Nm when the accelerator is depressed more than 70%, between gears 2 and 6, and when engine speeds are between 1,750 and 3,500 rpm.

We only had a brief opportunity to test drive the vehicle on a narrow gymkhana track, but we can attest that the engine is quite smooth and that, even at higher revs, the typical three-cylinder thrum is kept to a minimum.

The manner in which this engine reacts to inputs from the accelerator creates another favorable initial impression. This 1.2-liter doesn’t seem to be tuned for efficiency like its larger 2.0-liter sibling. This Mahindra doesn’t appear to hold back on performance, eager to deliver at every flex of your right foot, in contrast to most turbo-petrol cars, where throttle responses are softened down in favor of pollution and fuel efficiency. Although there is some turbo lag, as long as you keep the engine turning between 1,900 and 3,800 rpm, you’ll be able to drive quickly.

Although this engine doesn’t have a high rev range, and its power distribution tapers off rather drastically at 4,500 rpm, its diesel-like mid-range should be sufficient for the majority of driving aficionados. According to Mahindra, the XUV300 will accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in an astonishing 10.9 seconds, outpacing all of its competitors. Mahindra’s claims haven’t given us a chance to verify them, but if they are accurate, it will be almost 2 seconds faster than the 110-horsepower turbo-petrol.

The 6-speed manual shifts cleanly into gates, just like the normal version, although the throws and clutch pedal travel are still somewhat long. Stay tuned as we hold our opinions on other areas until we have a chance to fully assess this vehicle.

Should I buy a Mahindra XUV300 TurboSport?

Let’s start by talking about pricing, which is the big issue. Yes, the XUV300 was already one of the most costly vehicles in its class, and now that the TurboSport has been introduced, it has surpassed all others in price. It doesn’t represent outstanding value because of its outdated interiors, limited boot, and ongoing lack of key current features expected in a car of this price.

The XUV300’s strengths continue to include its sturdy construction, which earned a 5-star Global NCAP crash test rating, its roomy interior, and its assured driving style. The XUV300 is now even more thrilling to drive thanks to the manual transmission and new, more powerful engine. Mahindra deserves praise for making the effort to satisfy automobile aficionados, especially at a time when driving becomes less enjoyable. With this generation, Mahindra could have greatly improved the XUV300’s interiors and feature list, making it much simpler to recommend.