Tough and stylish: 2020 Mahindra TUV300
Mahindra has gotten more daring and stylish with the all-new TUV300. Some noticeable changes on the outside can be seen from the front, where the TUV300 is fitted with a restyled grille, as well as new front headlamps, and a new lower front bumper.
The new grille is arguably Mahindra’s hottest five-slot grille, as it comes with wide chrome-lined slats which are topped off with chrome lining, making it instantly recognizable. The headlamps also see a redesigned as it comes with a carbon-black finish to merge with the black-and-chrome grille. The lower bump gets a wider air inlet as well as two added squared-off fog lights.
The TUV300 now comes with black side cladding between the squared-off wheel arches. At the back, is a redesigned rear-mounted spare wheel cover which features a modern X-design, as well as an added sporty rear spoiler. The TUV300 is available in four colour choices ranging from Lava Red, Diamond White, De Sat Silver to Sunset Orange.
The TUV300 is powered by a 1.5 mHawk turbo-diesel engine which produces 73.5 kW of power at 3,750rpm and 240Nm of torque. It is delivered to the driven wheels via a manual five-speed gearbox.
The interior is pretty much the same, except for the new silver detailing around the air vents and main control. Standard features include power steering with a multifunctional steering wheel, an infotainment system with Bluetooth phone connectivity and a built-in Voice Messaging system, electric windows, air conditioning, rear-mounted Intellipark parking assistance, and electric windows.
When it comes to safety the TUV300 will now come standard with dual front airbags, a proprietary hydro-formed safety cell with impact-absorbing channels and side-impact bars as well as ABS brakes with Cornering Brake Control (CBC) and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD).
These updates are for the time only available on the T8 model and are priced at R254 999. It includes a five-year/90 000km service plan and three-year/100 000km comprehensive mechanical warranty and as well as Roadside Assistance Service.