At the Bharat Mobility Expo 2024, Mahindra unveiled its pioneering foray into the flex fuel space with the introduction of the XUV300 Flex Fuel variant. This marked a major milestone as Mahindra joined esteemed automakers like Maruti Suzuki and Toyota to showcase their flex-fuel vehicles on the grand stage of the Bharat Mobility Expo. Let’s take a look at what this four-wheeler has to offer:
Mahindra XUV300 Flex Fuel Design
Externally and internally, the XUV300 Flex Fuel retains its signature design and comfort features without modifications. While the show car on display at the expo, specifically the W6 variant, sported additional stickers to emphasize its alternative fuel nature, the essence of the vehicle remains intact. However, enthusiasts can anticipate a major update for the XUV300 in the near future, with high expectations for the flex-fuel compatible version to debut alongside the upcoming XUV300 facelift.
Mahindra XUV300 Flex Fuel Specifications
Under the hood, the XUV300 Flex Fuel features the proven 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine, famous for its performance in the standard version. This powerful engine, generating a robust 109 HP and 200 Nm of torque, remains unchanged in terms of power. However, important modifications have been made to ensure compatibility with flex fuel. This means that the XUV300 Flex Fuel is prepared to run smoothly with a blend ranging from E20 to E85, demonstrating its versatility and commitment to eco-friendly driving.
Mahindra XUV300 Flexible Fuel Pricing Strategy
In the current landscape, the XUV300 Flex Fuel is unrivaled as the only sub-four meter SUV to offer a flex fuel compatible option. However, this dynamic could change once the XUV300 Flex Fuel hits the streets, which could prompt competitors to follow suit. Notably, Maruti Suzuki’s Brezza also made a splash at the Bharat Mobility Show with its CBG version, highlighting the emergence of alternative fuel options in the compact SUV segment. Images of the Mahindra XUV300 Flex Fuel were uploaded on a YouTube channel called Nik’s Automotive.
As for pricing, Mahindra anticipates a slight premium for the FF version of the XUV300 over its standard counterpart. Enthusiasts can expect a modest hike of around Rs 1-1.5 lakh upon its planned launch in the Indian market, reflecting the value proposition and eco-friendly technology built into the XUV300 Flex Fuel.