We all know that Mahindra & Mahindra is working on the AMT variant of the XUV300 compact SUV. Mahindra has been testing the XUV300 AMT for quite some time. Now Autocar India reports that the Mahindra XUV300 AMT will be launched in India by the third week of this month.
Apart from the Mahindra XUV300, the Marazzo MPV will also get the AMT gearbox sourced from Magnetti Marelli. The Mahindra XUV300 is available with two engine options: 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engine.
The petrol engine produces 109bhp and 200Nm of torque and the diesel engine churns out 115bhp and 300Nm of torque. Both the engines are mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Now, with the introduction of AMT option, the XUV300 will come with a diesel-AMT combo which some its rivals does not get.
Compact SUVs such as Ford EcoSport and Hyundai Venue does not get a diesel-automatic combo while the Tata Nexon and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza gets the diesel-AMT option. Mahindra might offer the AMT option from the mid-spec trim of the SUV and the AMT variant of the XUV300 might be dearer by around ₹50,000.