Mahindra XUV300 BS6 1.2 turbo petrol develops 10Nm lesser torque
Indian utility vehicle manufacturer has launched its first-ever BS6 vehicle. Mahindra XUV300 BS6 with 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine has been priced from Rs 8.30 lakh ex-showroom. The BS6 upgrade will now cost about Rs 20,000 more than the BS4 version.
The extensive work is done by the company on the engine which helps is deliver the same 110bhp power but at the loss of 10Nm max torque. The upgraded engine now develops 190Nm of twisting force down from 200Nm in the BS4 version.
Base W4 variant is priced at Rs 8.3 lakh while the top-end variant W8+ will set you back by 11.84 lakh. Mahindra XUV 300 is based on the Ssangyong Tivoli platform which is developed in South Korea. This is the main reason why the price of XUV300 is on the higher side when compared to the Hyundai Venue, Maruti Brezza, Ford Ecosport as well as Tata Nexon. To keep the price competitive, Mahindra has kept the ground clearance at 180mm as extra taxes add to the car with higher ground clearance.
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The Scorpio maker will not be by shy of developing BS6 diesel engines as all UVs made by the company runs on diesel fuel. Speaking about the price of the BS6 diesel engine, it will be priced significantly higher than their BS4 counterpart.
The next product from the Mahindra’s stable could be the Bolero Power Plus which got BS6 certification by International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT).
The XUV300 which was selling about 4000-5000 units per month after its launch fell down to under 2000 units after Hyundai launched the Venue connected compact SUV. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza will also get a BS6 petrol engine before April 2020 and its diesel variant will be discontinued as Maruti will not upgrade 1.3-litre diesel engine to BS6 standard.