The new Mahindra XUV300 has officially arrived in South Africa. We’ve already shared details of the engine line-up and trim levels, and now we can bring you local pricing for the four-strong range.

As we’ve already reported, the local XUV300 line-up will include two engines – a 1,2-litre, three-cylinder petrol unit with 81 kW/200 N.m and a 1,5-litre, four-cylinder turbodiesel unit delivering 86 kW/300 N.m – and two generous trim levels. Each engine is mated to the front axle via a six-speed manual gearbox.

The local line-up kicks off with the XUV300 1,2 W6 petrol model, priced at R249 999, with the diesel version pegged at R274 999. The 1,2 W8 petrol comes in at R304 999, while the 1,5 W8 diesel tops the range at R324 999.

So, just how big is the newcomer? Well, the XUV300 measures 3 995 mm long and 1 821 mm wide, with a wheelbase of 2 600 mm.

The W6 trim level features items such as LED daytime running lights, LED taillamps, 16-inch steel wheels, a seven-inch touchscreen, satellite navigation, two airbags, ABS (with EBD), Isofix child-seat anchors and an immobiliser.

The range-topping W8 specification level, meanwhile, adds five more airbags (for a total of seven), electronic stability programme (with rollover mitigation), foglamps (fore and aft), parking sensors (front and rear), a reversing camera, an alarm system, hill-hold assist, tyre-pressure monitoring and an electrochromatic rear-view mirror.

It also gains dual-zone climate control, cruise control, keyless entry (with start button), a glass sunroof, leather trim for steering wheel, faux-leather upholstery, 17-inch alloys, electrically folding side mirrors (with integrated turn signals), a height-adjustable driver’s seat and chromed interior door handles. Head over to our earlier story to see specification levels in detail.

A five-year/150 000 km warranty and a service plan of the same length come standard, while a maintenance plan is offered as an option.

Interestingly, South Africa is the first market outside of India to launch the XUV300.

Mahindra XUV300 1,2 Petrol W6: R249 999
Mahindra XUV300 1,5 Diesel W6: R274 999
Mahindra XUV300 1,2 Petrol W8: R304 999
Mahindra XUV300 1,5 Diesel W8: R324 999

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