7 Seater Version of XUV 300 will be longer and can be technically called the XUV 400 for now, but expect a new name at launch which happens in late 2020
Mahindra has recently revealed its Brezza rival XUV3OO booking of which has already started. The XUV3OO is sub-4 metre SUV that will take on the likes of Tata Nexon, Maruti Vitara Brezza and Ford Ecosport. The launch is expected in February 2019 after which Mahindra will launch 7-seater version of this compact SUV which has been named the XUV4OO.
As the name indicates, XUV4OO will act as a bridge between XUV3OO and XUV5OO.
The compact XUV3OO is based on SsangYong Tivoli although Mahindra has made considerable to give it a distinct personality. In the international markets, SsangYong offers a long-wheelbase version of Tivoli which offers extra cabin and boot space; however, in India this long-wheelbase version will be launched as 7-seater XUV4OO. Interestingly, Mahindra also has TUV300 Plus in its portfolio which offers the same 7-seat layout that XUV4OO will offer to prospective buyers.
XUV3OO and XUV4OO will share chassis, engine, gearbox, and suspension system and even the list of features on both the SUVs will be very much identical. Mahindra has partially revealed the information about XUV3OO’s features and we are quite impressed with its equipment list which includes many first-in-class features.
The XUV 400 will be pitted against the likes of Hyundai Creta and Renault Captur, but it has an advantage of a pair of extra seats over the rivals. There is no official confirmation about the launch date of XUV4OO yet but we expect it to walk into Mahindra showrooms towards the end of the year 2019. The prices of XUV4OO are expected to be higher than XUV3OO but the margin of difference will be out only once both of SUVs are launched in the market. For now, Mahindra is busy preparing for the launch of XUV3OO in the Indian market which is scheduled for next year.