As for its roots, the new Mahindra TUV300 sits on a shortened version of the new Scorpio’s body-on-ladder platform. And therefore, compared to the Quanto, the TUV is lighter, more rigid and dynamically more capable. It also gets an improved engine with lots of friction reducing and lightened components, which should make the TUV significantly more efficient in the real world.

Surprisingly good! It’s spacious, good on features and practicality, and the build quality isn’t bad either. The TUV300 is sold as a 5+2 seater, but with no seat belts for the jump seats in the boot, we’d label this only as a 5-seater, no more. Now, even though the TUV300 is sub-4m car, it has enough head, shoulder and knee room to challenge the likes of the Duster. And, that’s saying something! Plus, the seats – front and back – are firm, supportive and accommodating. And the ones at the front also get usable armrests.

Add to it enough storage space, cup and bottle holders, and charging points, not to mention Bluetooth telephony, steering-mounted audio controls and parking sensors, and the TUV300 makes for one convenient car to spend long hours in, driving or otherwise. But, it is the fact that one can opt for airbags and ABS on any TUV trim level which truly sets this SUV apart. This is forward thinking in our book, especially for its class of cars.

We know Mahindra made huge improvements in the new Scorpio in areas like chassis, suspension and braking. And, that learning can be seen on the TUV300 as well. Moreover, because the TUV is lighter, and it has a more squarish footprint, this sub-4m SUV feels better still around a series of bends; it is more composed, lighter on its feet when making direction changes, and more stable and less wayward under hard braking. The steering feels more alive and sharper too.

But, among its class of cars, the TUV300 is still found wanting; I guess, there’s just no getting away from all that weight that comes from being a ladder-based SUV. The TUV300 rolls around – at times excessively – when driven hard around corners. And, because it has a blocky tread pattern, grip levels aren’t great either, especially in the wet.

But, the body-on-ladder construction has its advantages too. For one, having such an SUV means, one doesn’t have to bother with the potholes, the speed breakers, the waterlogged underpasses, or the end of the world, the TUV just sails through it all. It is hardy; it smothers almost everything in its way; and even though it has an underlying stiffness to its ride, not to mention, the jiggle characteristic of body-on-ladder construction, the TUV300 still makes for a planted and pleasing ride.

As with the TUV300’s ride quality, its engine – the 1.5-litre, three-cylinder diesel with 84bhp and 230Nm of peak torque – is agreeable too. It is refined for a three cylinder, and quiet. It has good low and mid-range torque which makes driving in the city a breeze. It doesn’t require frequent gear changes, for it pulls without hesitation even from as low as 1,400rpm.

Moreover, there’s hardly any turbo lag; the power delivery and throttle response is linear; and the TUV300 has a light, progressive and easy-on-the-calf clutch operation.

However, unlike other Mahindra engines, this one seems a bit weak when it comes to packing in performance, especially towards the top. In fact, if you like driving quickly, prefer quick overtakes, or even a healthy top speed, the TUV just won’t do it for you. Not only does the engine lose steam by the time it hits 3,500rpm, it also gets noisy. The best way to drive this Mahindra then is to short shift, and ride the mid- range.


  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Central locking
  • Alloy wheels
  • MP3 interface
  • Reverse Camera
  • Parking sensors
number of cylinders 3
Engine layout RWD
Horespower 100 bhp @ 3750 rpm
Torque 240 Nm @ 1600 rpm
Compression ratio Diesel
Top Speed 160 Kmph
0 - 60 Kmph 8.9 Sec
type Manual
Displacement 5 Speed
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Central locking



  • Alloy wheels
  • Reverse Camera
  • MP3 interface
  • Parking sensors

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This vehicle has been inspected by an appropriate authority and includes additional services.

No: 62, Jeenis Road, (opp. Saidapet Post Office) Saidapet, Chennai-600015




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Our Price INR890 ,000
Make Mahindra
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Year 2017
Mileage 42900
Fuel type Diesel
Transmission Manual
Drive RWD
Engine 1.5L 3 Cylinder Inline Turbocharged
Exterior Color Majestic Silver
Interior Color Beige with Black
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