When the Mahindra XUV300 was launched in February this, the company had said that it will also offer the SUV with an AMT gearbox at a later date. Finally, the AMT version of the Mahindra XUV300 has been caught testing near Gurgaon. The car has been spotted wearing heavy camouflage and the badging is not visible. However, the next upcoming variant in the XUV300 range is the AMT and hence we can safely guess of it being tested.
However, we are still not sure if the car that has been spotted testing is a petrol or diesel unit. That said, given that Mahindra is planning to introduce an AMT variant even in the Marazzo, the spotted model could be the diesel which is powered by the same 1.5-litre engine. The 1.5-litre engine develops a max output of115 bhp at 3750 rpm and 300 Nm of peak torque between 1500 - 2500 rpm. The petrol engine is a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder turbocharged unit which churns out 110 bhp at 5000 rpm and 200 Nm of peak torque between 2000 - 3500 rpm.
Mahindra recently had announced that the XUV300 has crossed the 26,000 bookings mark since its launch in February this year and it has become the second-highest selling subcompact SUV in India. Addition of an automatic variant should push the sales even further given that all the other models in the segment are offered with one and demand for automatic transmission has been growing.
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