Mahindra & Mahindra is all set to introduce the first batch of TUV300 SUVs to join the Mumbai Police fleet. The automaker had earlier announced that it has provided 100 units of the TUV300 for the Maharashtra Police. The new TUV300 will replace the Mahindra Bolero in the Maharashtra Police fleet. The Mahindra Bolero has been serving the Police department for more than a decade.
Talking about the TUV300 selected to serve the Mumbai Police, the T4+ variant of the SUV has been selected for the service and comes with a manual AC, central locking, power windows and manually adjustable wing mirrors as its prominent features. The safety features on the T4+ trim includes ABS and dual front airbags as standard with EBD and ISOFIX mounts for the second row.
Under the hood, the T4+ trim of new Mahindra TUV300 comes powered by the 1.5-litre diesel engine producing 84 bhp and is capable of doing 0-100 kmph in around 19 seconds returning a fuel efficiency of 11.4 kmpl in city and 15.5 kmpl on highway. The SUV is quite faster as compared to the Mahindra Bolero that comes powered by a 2.5-litre diesel motor churning out only 63 bhp of maximum power and does 0-100 kmph in more than 25 seconds returning the fuel efficiency of 10.79 kmpl in city and 13.34 kmpl on highway. In terms of transmission, while the Mahindra TUV300 T4+ comes with AMT as well, but the model provided to the Maharashtra Police comes with a five speed manual transmission.
Launched in 2015 for the first time, the TUV300 has been receiving updates time to time by the automaker and takes on the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon and the Ford EcoSport.