Mahindra pulled the wraps off its highly anticipated compact SUV TUV300 in India with a price tag starting at Rs 6.9 lakh (ex-showroom).

Mahindra TUV300 also comes equipped with AMT, the first SUV to have AMT on offer. Mahindra TUV300, the sub-four meter SUV which will compete against the likes Ford EcoSport comes plonked with 1.5-liter twin-scroll mHawk80 diesel engine, which is tuned to produce 80 bhp and 230 Nm of torque. The transmission in TUV300 is taken care of by either a five-speed manual or a five-speed AMT gearbox.

Here are the highlights from the launch event:

12.30 PM: Event Concludes 

  • Mahindra will be exporting TUV300 to its export markets like South Africa.
  • The production capacity of new TUV300 currently stands at 5,000 units in a month.
  • Mahindra TUV300 gets a price tag starting at Rs 6.9 lakh (ex-showroom Pune).

Prices of TUV 300 (ex-showroom Pune)

T4: Rs 6.90 lakh

T4+: Rs 7.25 lakh

T6: Rs 7.55 lakh

T6+: Rs 7.80 lakh

T6 AMT: Rs 8.52 lakh

T8: Rs 8.48 lakh

T8 AMT: Rs 9.12 lakh

  • accessories on offer -- Armour kit
  • Six body shades-with a special colour -- made to order -- compact green

Also Read: Mahindra TUV300: Full Specifications, Features, Price and Everything Else You Need to Know

Mahindra TUV300 Compact SUV Goes on Sale

11.30 AM: Three variants --T4, T6 and T8

11.28 AM: TUV300 comes with safety features such as

- Dual-airbags ABS with EBD

- Meets both current and future safety norms

11.27 AM: 387 litres of boot space

11.26 AM: TUV300 claims to have best-in class width and height.

11.25 AM: TUV300 features include Static bend head lamp, reverse assist, driver information system and more.

11.24 AM: TUV300 comes with AMT, the first SUV to offer auto shift technology in India.

11.23 AM: TUV300's 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder, mHawk80 diesel engine has the capacity to churn out 84bhp of power and 230Nm torque. It offers 18.09kmpl ARAI certified mileage

 11.22 AM: Dual-tone interiors with sliver chrome accents

11.20 AM: TUV300 offers a ground clearance of 182mm

11.19 AM: TUV300 gets

-Bold front-grille with chrome inserts Muscular bumpers

-Tailgate mounted spare wheel, stylish alloys

11.17 AM: Vivek Nair on stage to share more information about TUV300

11.16 AM: TUV300 is -

A Tough true-blue SUV styling

A sub-four meter SUV

11.10 AM: TUV300 claims to excel in many areas including safety.

11.08 AM: Design of TUV300 is inspired by a battle-tank.

11.07 AM: TUV300 Audio Visual (AV) is being played on the screen now.

11.02 AM: Dr Pawan Goenka on the stage to kick-start the launch.

11.01 AM: Mahindra TUV300 launch event begins.

10.45 AM: The launch event of Mahindra TUV300 will kick start in few minutes from now.

 Finally, the day is here. The hotly anticipated Mahindra's new compact SUV TUV300 is all set to go on sale in India on 10 September (Thursday). The company will pull the wraps off its new TUV300 on Thursday at 11.00 AM.

Mahindra TUV300 is also speculated to come in Micro Hybrid technology avatar, which is seen in the company's models like Scorpio. Micro Hybrid technology will help to save fuel by switching off the engine when the vehicle comes to a halt.

Expected to be available in three trims -- T4, T6 and T8 -- and six exterior body shades -- red, white, silver, black, blue and orange -- Mahindra TUV300 is likely to fall in the price brackets of Rs 6.70 lakh to Rs 9 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune).

As for features, expect TUV300 to house a touchscreen infotainment system, reverse parking camera and alloy wheels, front-grille with chrome inserts, a flat roof, roof rails, short overhangs, swept-back headlamps, body-coloured door handles, door mirrors and bumpers.