Mahindra’s refreshed TUV300 in top-spec T8 form only is now available at dealers across the country, the company announced this week.

The new model has been significantly revamped for 2020 and includes:

  • An updated front end and grille;
  • Redesigned rear light cluster;
  • Updated front headlamps;
  • A wider air inlet on the lower bumper with integrated, square fog lamps;
  • New front scuff plate;
  • New-look rear spare wheel holder with spoiler; and
  • Seating for seven as standard.

‘Mid-life upgrade’

As part of the vehicle’s “mid-life” upgrade, the interior has benefitted through new silver detailing around controls.

Unchanged are standard offerings that include electric windows, steering mounted controls, infotainment system with Bluetooth phone connectivity and an in-built voice messaging system, air conditioning and rear-mounted “Intellipark” parking assistance.

Safety features comprise dual front airbags, safety cell with impact-absorbing channels and side-impact bars, ABS brakes with Cornering Brake Control (CBC) and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD).

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The TUV300 shares its mechanical platform with the Mahindra Scorpio. The 1.5 m Hawk turbo-diesel features dual-stage turbocharging and common rail direct injection for 73.5 kW of power at 3 750 rpm delivers  240 Nm of torque between 1 600 rpm and 2 800 rpm, which is sent to the rear wheels via a manual five-speed gearbox.

The TUV300 is sold with a five-year/ 90 000 km service plan and three-year / 100 000km comprehensive mechanical warranty and roadside assistance service. Services, after the first 10 000km lubrication service, are scheduled every 20 000km.

The TUV300 in T8 guise is available in Lava Red, Diamond White, De Sat Silver and Sunset Orange.

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