Mahindra has taken the wraps of the new XUV300 compact SUV. The new model is set to launch in the Indian market in February 2019.

The XUV300 is based on the X100 platform that also underpins the SsangYong Tivoli that is sold internationally. Liked its elder sibling, the XUV300 also gets inspiration from the cheetah. The headlamps and the fog lamps resemble a cheetah like tear duct and the wheel arches are inspired by the muscular haunches of the wild cat.

Mahindra has announced that the XUV300 will come with class leading features like dual climate control, disc brakes on all four wheels and 7 airbags. Other features will include a large touch screen infotainment system and a sunroof. The top end variants will come with HID headlamps, LED tail lamps, LED daytime running lamps and 17 inch alloy wheels.

Powering the XUV300 will be a petrol and a diesel engine. Mahindra has not yet revealed technical details on the engine yet. Both engines will be mated to a six speed manual gearbox, while an automatic is expected at a later date. The engines will be BS IV compliant while BS VI engines will be in place by 2020.

Mahindra is also working an XUV300 EV that is codenamed the S210. This model is expected to hit the market in mid 2020.

The Mahindra XUV300 will be built at the car makers Nashik plant.