The Mahindra XUV300 AutoSHIFT which is essentially an Automated Manual Transmission (AMT), was launched in July 2019, but the compact SUV with AMT gearbox was only available with the Diesel powertrain option. Now, Mahindra has launched the new Mahindra XUV300 Petrol with AutoSHIFT transmission which also comes with BlueSense Plus Connected features priced at INR 9.95 lakh ex-showroom, Mumbai making the Mahindra XUV300 one of the few vehicles in the segment that offer AMT gearbox on both Petrol and Diesel powertrain options.
The Mahindra XUV300 Petrol with the AutoSHIFT transmission is offered from the W6 variant onwards which is priced at INR 9.4 lakh ex-showroom, Mumbai. The brand has also announced that XUV300 Petrol in both the Manual and AMT gearbox option will be offered with an electric sunroof starting from the W6 variant and the W8(O) top-of-the-line trim will get the option of AutoSHIFT along with BlueSense connected features.
The Mahindra XUV300 Petrol is powered by a 1.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol motor that produces 110 BHP of power and 200 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed manual gearbox and a new AutoSHIFT AMT gearbox developed by Marelli. The new AMT transmission offers features such as Auto Mode, Manual Mode, Creep Function, Kick-Down Shift, Adaptive Pedan Response, Drive and Reverse Lock-Out for safety, Creep Disable on Door Opening, Hill Start Assist, Electronic Stability Control etc.
The new BlueSense Plus Connected technology features Remote Door Lock/Unlock, Remote park lamp off, location-based features such as live tracking, Find My XUV300, Share Vehicle Location, Save Places & Routes, Turn-by-turn Navigation, Unauthorized Vehicle Access Alert, Geo-Fencing, Tyre Pressure Alert, Door Open Alert, High Engine Temperature Alert, Low Fuel Alert, Check AC Information, In-car AC Controls, Trip Summary, My Car Info, Insurance Expiry, PUC Expiry and a lot more.
The Mahindra XUV300 range has also been updated in terms of its colour palate. The SUV is now available with Dual-tone Red and Dual-tone Aquamarine on all W8(O) AutoSHIFT variants and a new Galaxy Grey exterior paint on the manual W6, W8 & W8(O) variants. The new Mahindra XUV300 Petrol with AutoSHIFT and BlueSense Plus is now available for booking at all Mahindra dealerships across the country and the deliveries are expected to begin from mid-February.