Mahindra TUV300: New Addition To Andhra Pradesh Police Fleet
Mahindra TUV300 has been inducted to Andhra Pradesh Police patrolling fleet. A total of 242 Mahindra TUV300 SUVs have been added to the patrolling fleet of AP Police. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu flagged off the new vehicles from IGM Stadium in Vijayawada. The models added to the Police fleet in Andhra Pradesh are white, with yellow and blue graphics and have the police force's emblem stuck on. There is also the LED light bar on the roof.
According to Mahindra, “This development builds on the Mahindra legacy of associating with India's paramilitary forces. Numerous state police forces like in Mumbai, Rajasthan, Kerala and Arunachal Pradesh have already inducted the TUV300 in their fleet. We think the car's ruggedness, efficient engines, relatively small footprint and competitive pricing may have been factors.”
Mahindra TUV 300 is a sub- 4- metre compact SUV with price range of Rs 8.26 - 10.91 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The SUV is available in four trim levels – T4, T6, T8 and T10 – with eight variants to opt for overall – T4, T4+, T6, T6+, T8, T8 AMT, T10 and T10 AMT. The TUV300 is available with two diesel engine options: mHAWK80 with 82 bhp and 230 NM of torque and mHAWK100 producing 98 bhp of maximum power and 240 NM of peak torque. Transmission options include a 5- speed manual or 5- speed AMT. The TUV 300 has a claimed mileage of 18.49 kmpl for both the manual and AMT variants. The Police fleet comes powered by the mHAWK100.
Sitting on a ladder- frame construction, the TUV300 by Mahindra offers class- leading boot space of 384 litres. Ground clearance of the Mahindra SUV is also decent at 190 mm. The offered feature- list includes a 7- inch touchscreen infotainment system, micro- hybrid tech, eco- driving mode, brake energy regeneration among others. Safety features in the TUV300 include dual front airbags, ISOFIX child seat mounts and ABS with EBD and corner braking control.;
Lately, Mahindra has also introduced an extended version of its TUV 300 - the TUV 300 Plus at Rs 9.47 lakh (ex- showroom, Mumbai). A 9- seater vehicle, it comes in three variants: P4, P6 and P8. Besides the 1.5- litre engine of its shorter version, it gets a 2.2- litre diesel engine producing 118 bhp and 320 Nm. The Mahindra TUV300 competes with the likes of the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Honda WRV, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and its own sibling Mahindra XUV300.
Currently, Mahindra is preparing to launch the XUV300 in the Indian market on 15th February 2019. The automaker has commenced unofficial bookings for the 2019 XUV300. The SUV has been spied a number of times in the country ahead of launch revealing the design and feature details about the vehicle. It gets a chrome finished grille at the front with projector headlamps and LED DRLs at the front and blacked out A, B, and C- Pillars giving a floating effect to the roof at the sides. At the rear, the SUV will offer the split tail lamp with a black bumper and black cladding on the wheel arches matching to the rear bumper. It also comes with 17- inch machine- finished wheels. The powertrain options are yet to be revealed. When launched, the new Mahindra XUV300 will take against the likes of the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport and Tata Nexon along with the upcoming Hyundai QXi SUV in the segment. Stay tuned to V3cras.com for further updates on the all- new Mahindra XUV300 in India.
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