Mahindra XUV300 Petrol Gets An Automatic Option

  • The AMT option is offered from the W6 variant onwards.
  • Top-spec W8 (O) AMT variant now gets BlueSene Plus connected car tech.
  • Electric sunroof will be on offer from the W6 variant onwards at prices starting from Rs 9.4 lakh (ex-showroom).
  • Red and Aquamarine dual-tone body shades added for the W8 (O) AMT; Galaxy Grey for manual W6, W8, and W8(O) variants..

When Mahindra had introduced a 6-speed AMT (sourced from Magneti Marelli) to the XUV300 back in July 2019, it was only offered for the 1.5-litre diesel engine. Well, Mahindra has finally provided the 6-speed AMT AutoSHIFT to its 1.2-litre petrol engine. Like the diesel motor, the AMT will be offered from the W6 variant onwards, at prices starting from Rs 9.95 lakh (ex-showroom). That’s a premium of Rs 82,000 over its 6-speed manual counterpart.

The XUV300 AMT’s 1.2-litre petrol engine makes 110PS and 200Nm. The 6-speed AutoSHIFT AMT has some nifty tech to it, including manual mode, creep function, adaptive pedal response, tap to switch, and hill-hold assist. Mahindra also provides the petrol motor with a 6-speed manual gearbox.

The carmaker has also equipped the top-spec W8 (O) AMT with BlueSense Plus connected technology. It gets 40+ features, including remote door lock/unlock, live vehicle tracking, Geofencing, AC and infotainment system controls, and more. Previously, the electric sunroof was limited to the top-spec W8 (O). Now, it will be provided with the mid-spec variant as well, for both petrol and diesel engines with manual/automatic options. Prices of the electric sunroof-equipped W6 petrol start from Rs 9.4 lakh (ex-showroom). While two dual-tone shades — Red/White and Aquamarine/White — have been added to the W8 (O) AMT, a Galaxy Grey colour option has been introduced for the manual W6, W8, and W8(O) variants. 

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Bookings for the petrol AMT have commenced, with deliveries set to begin later this month. The Mahindra XUV300 rivals the Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue, Toyota Urban Cruiser, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon, Nissan Magnite, and the upcoming Renault Kiger.