Mahindra TUV300 now available in 100hp version

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Mahindra and Mahindra has silently updated the lower variants of the TUV300 with the 100 hp engine. The mHawk100 diesel engine, which was introduced in September last year, was until recently available only with the T8 and T10 variants of the model. The Mahindra TUV300 was initially launched in India in 2015 with a mHawk80 engine. Now, all the variants of the TUV300, with the T4 as well as the T6, will come armed with the 100 hp engine. The 1.5-litre, 3 cylinder, mHawk100 diesel engine, as the name suggests is capable of generating a power output of 100 hp at 3750 rpm and 240 Nm of torque at 1600-2800 rpm. Transmission options include a five speed manual unit available as standard while an AMT unit is available as an option on the T8 and T10 variants. The TUV was launched in September 2015 with an 84hp mHawk80 engine, and subsequently, in May 2016, Mahindra presented a more powerful 100hp mHawk100 engine with a power and torque output of 100hp and 240Nm, up from the standard TUV300’s 84hp and 230Nm. The 2 engines are essentially the same (1,498cc, three cylinders), with changes in the calibration to allow the different power outputs.

The Mahindra TUV300 with the mHawk100 engine will now be available across the variant range including the T4+, T6+, T8, T8 AMT, T10 and T10 AMT. Color options on the model include Bold Black, Majestic Silver, Dynamo Red, Molten Orange and Pearl White. The company also offers dual tone paint jobs in shades of Red and Black as well as Silver and Black. Clients also have the option of personalizing their TUV300 with the Endurance Kit and the Luxury Edition Kits. Prices for the Mahindra TUV300 now start at INR 8.02 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). The 84hp version of the TUV300 was among the slowest cars we tested in recent times – in the manual guise, 0-100kph takes 19.52s – and it’s likely that the customer demand for this version simply diminished. This move to offer the 100hp engine on the lower variants should help the TUV300 attract more buyers.

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