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2020 Mahindra TUV300 Plus spotted testing wearing camouflage

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Mahindra is planning to update the TUV300 Plus and a test mule of the SUV was caught testing near Chennai. The updated TUV300 Plus is likely to get a BSVI compliant engine along with minor interior and exterior changes. 

The SUV is likely to get a completely revamped front end with a new grille design, and bumper mounted fog lights. The spied car had makeshift headlights for testing and new reworked headlights are expected to come with the facelift. The profile and silhouette of the car are identical to the current model and the test mule was seen with squared off wheel arches and wraparound tail lights. The test mule also had a spare wheel mounted on the tailgate. Details on the interiors are not available at the moment but is likely to be available closer to the launch. 

In the engine department, the current TUV300 Plus is powered by a BSIV compliant, 2.2-litre, mHawk, D120, 4-cylinder diesel engine that produces 120 BHP of power and 280 Nm of torque paired to a 6-speed manual transmission. The new model is expected to be updated to BSVI emission standards. The TUV300 Plus measures in at 4400mm in length, 1835mm in width, 1812mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2680mm. The SUV can seat a total number of 9 people and has a boot capacity of 696 litres expandable up to 888 litres.

Not too long ago, a test mule of the TUV300 the smaller 7-seater iteration has also been spotted which is expected to feature similar features in the front end design and is also likely to get an updated BSVI emissions compliant engine. Currently, the TUV300 is powered by a 1.5-litre mHawk D100 diesel engine producing 100 BHP of power and 240 Nm of torque mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. 

For size comparison, the TUV300 measures 3995 mm in length, 1795 mm in width and 1817 mm in height with a wheelbase of 2680 mm and can seat a total number of 7 people, the boot space capacity is 384 litres expandable to up to 720 litres.