Mahindra TUV 500 (TUV 300 Long Wheelbase) could be Mahindra’s unique approach towards the market which has the potential to take over the market
Mahindra was all silent till the date as all its products in every segment are here. Sub four meter to all the way till Rexton. The SUV are either Monocoque to ladder on frame. There is the Scorpio and XUV doing major volumes. TUV and NuvoSport do just about fine. TUV 500 was rumored earlier by Mahindra itself and it is finally spotted testing for the first time. Let’s see what we can expect with the car.
Mahindra TUV 500 (TUV 300 Long Wheelbase) Design and Dimensions
On the face of it, nothing hasn’t changed much. We expect a revised grille, a similar looking side profile, but elongated to properly accommodate 7 passengers a boot big enough to be around 600 litre mark. Think of it as a estate version of an SUV. Dimensions are still set to be under four meters to make sure Mahindra gets the tax benefits that it can forward to customers. Rear tail-lamps, new alloy wheels and whee cladding with square wheel arches will come with the new SUV. There are a lot of hood scoops to make sure it has the visual goodies to attract customers.
Mahindra TUV 500 (TUV 300 Long Wheelbase) Interiors and Features
The similar interior seen before will be seen here with a subtle twist. Beige and black colors will be used. Features list will include connectivity option, fuel efficiency parameters in the cluster, electric ORVM’s, climate control, front and rear armrest along with four-six speakers will be seen in the features list
Mahindra TUV 500 (TUV 300 Long Wheelbase) Chassis, suspension and brakes
Ladder on frame chassis with typical suspension on all four ends will be seen on the car. Disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear will be revised to suit the new role.
Mahindra TUV 500 (TUV 300 Long Wheelbase)Price and Launch
Mid 2017 is when we expect the launch to happen. Prices wil begin around Rs. 8 Lakhs for this long wheel base version.
Mahindra TUV 500 (TUV 300 Long Wheelbase) Engine And Specification
1.5 litre 3-cylinder motor with 100 PS of power and 240 Nm of torque should do the job just fine here. We expect the tune to be different to make sure it suits the vehicle job properly. Expect petrol engine also to make it to the engine bay of the car. AMT will make it to the car as well.
Mahindra TUV 500 (TUV 300 Long Wheelbase) Safety Features
Expect minimum amount of variants over the base TUV 300 car. However, expect them to have dual airbags and ABS as standard on all variants.
Mahindra TUV 500 (TUV 300 Long Wheelbase) Competition
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport Upcoming Tata Nexon.
Source: Autocar India
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