Mahindra South Africa has announced it has handed the XUV300 a “significant” specification boost. See pricing below…

XUV300

For the 2022 model year, the XUV300 ditches the previous ivory and beige interior trim for darker hues. According to the local arm of the India-based brand, this decision follows the feedback from customers who opted for a darker interior for a more luxurious-feeling cabin and greater practicality. 

In terms of infotainment, a 9.0-inch touch-enabled infotainment screen has replaced the 7.0-inch item found in pre-updated models and is now included with all levels of specification. As before, the system incorporates Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. 

XUV300

In addition, entry-level, W4 and mid-tier, W6 grades now include, among others, sat-nav, cruise control, and a rear window wiper and demister. Top-spec, W8 variants upgrade to dual-zone climate, a leather steering wheel, sunroof and a tyre-pressure monitoring system. This model also features a self-dimming rear-view mirror, automatic headlamps and additional height adjustment for the driver’s pew. 

On the outside, all models bar the W4, ride on new alloy wheels. W4 variants feature steel items. The W4 SE, however, is fitted with model-specific 16-inch alloys. 

As before, two engine options are on offer – a turbo-triple petrol unit and four-cylinder diesel. Both motors are coupled to a six-speed manual gearbox. The 1.2-litre petrol produces 81 kW and 200 Nm of torque, the latter available from 2 000 r/min. The 1,5-litre diesel powertrain churns out 85.8 kW and 300 Nm, which is on tap from a mere 1 500 r/min. 

As standard, W4 models ship with a three-year/50 000 km service plan. The W6 and W8 variants gain a five-year/90 000 km service plan. All models feature a five-year/150 000 km warranty.

Mahindra XUV300 pricing:

  • XUV 300 W4 Petrol: R234 999
  • XUV 300 W4 Petrol SE: R244 999 
  • XUV 300 W6 Petrol: R261 999 
  • XUV 300 W6 Diesel: R281 999 
  • XUV 300 W8 Petrol: R316 999 
  • XUV 300 W8 Diesel: R336 999