The Mahindra XUV300 BS6 petrol is the company's first BS-VI compliant vehicle in the country. Its price starts at Rs 8.30 lakh (ex-showroom), meaning it's dearer by around Rs 20,000 than the outgoing BS-IV version.
Mahindra has launched its first BS-VI compliant vehicle in the country – the XUV300 BS6. At the moment, the XUV300 BS6 is only available with the petrol engine. Mahindra says that the rest of the line-up will follow suit before the April 2020 deadline comes into force. The XUV300 BS6 petrol is priced from Rs 8.30 lakh (ex-showroom), which makes it dearer by around Rs 20,000 than the BS-IV version.
Mahindra hasn’t yet revealed the specifications of the new BS-VI compliant version, but it’s expected to be unchanged in terms of power output and torque. The 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol powertrain is expected to produce 110bhp and 200Nm, which is the same as the outgoing version. The engine will continue to come mated to a six-speed manual transmission.
Commenting on the introduction of the launch of the BS-VI version, Rajan Wadhera, President, Automotive Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra, said, 'We are delighted to launch our first BS-VI vehicle. It is a milestone in our BS-VI transition journey. Despite tight timelines, we along with our suppliers, have met the challenging requirements of these tighter emission norms, much ahead of the stipulated timeline. We will progressively upgrade our entire range with cleaner emissions technology.'
The XUV300 diesel, on the other hand, isn’t BS-VI compliant. The BS-IV diesel version is powered by a 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine that develops 115bhp and 300Nm of torque. It also comes mated to a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, however, the diesel is also available with an AMT or automated manual transmission. The BS-VI version of the XUV300 diesel is expected to be launched closer to the April 2020 deadline, since the price difference between a BS-IV and BS-VI diesel vehicle is expected to be significantly higher – as much as Rs 80,000 or so!