Just a couple of days after, the name and details of the new Mahindra compact SUV were revealed, the new XUV300 has been spied completely undisguised during what looks like to be a TV commercial shoot.

From the pictures, the XUV300 does seem to have a very bold stance and looks big too. From the W8 badging on the tail gate, it can be assumed that it will follow the same variant nomenclature of the bigger XUV500.

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.

The Mahindra XUV300 will be built at the car makers Nashik plant and will launch in the Indian market in February 2019.