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Mahindra to launch new XUV300, know about feature and price



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Mumbai: India’s multinational car manufacturing company Mahindra and Mahindra will soon launched its much-awaited XUV300 in India on 14 February 2019. So here we present some features about which you can read our review here.

Here’s a quick recap of what we know about the SUV so far. At 3995mm x 1821mm x 1627m (LXWXH), the Mahindra XUV300 is the widest SUV in its class. Also, its 2600mm wheelbase is the longest in the segment.

Unlike some of its rivals, the XUV300 will be available with both petrol and diesel engine options. While the petrol SUV will get a 1.2-litre turbocharged engine that produces 110PS of power and 200Nm of torque, the diesel SUV, on the other hand, gets a 115PS/300Nm 1.5-litre motor. At launch, Mahindra will offer the XUV300 with a 6-speed manual transmission only.


Car major Mahindra will soon launch its new XUV300, here are its features:


As far as features are concerned, the XUV300 will be equipped with various segment-first features including 7 airbags, front parking sensors, rear disc brakes, tyre direction monitor and a dual-zone AC. Standard safety features on offer include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and ISOFIX child seat anchors.

Other important features include ESP, HLA, tyre pressure monitoring system, auto projector headlamps with LED DRLs, electric sunroof, rear parking camera with sensors, rain-sensing wipers and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The XUV300 will rival the likes of the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon and the Honda WR-V. Mahindra is expected to price the XUV300 from Rs 8 lakh to Rs 12 lakh.



2 Lakh jobs cut in Automobile sector




New Delhi: Federation of Automobile Dealers Association (FADA) claims that around 2 lakh jobs will be cut across Automobile Industry in last 3 months. “The majority of job cuts have happened in the last three months. It started around May and continued through June and July,” FADA president Ashish Harsharaj Kale.

With no immediate signs of recovery, FADA says that more jobs may have to be cut down because of constant shutting down of the Automobile Dealership centers. The main reason behind this is the cut down of sales in past three months.

According to Ashish Harsharaj, the two lakh jobs cuts in the last three months are over and above the 32,000 people who lost employment when 286 showrooms were closed across 271 cities in the 18-month period which ended in April this year.

Around 2.5 million people were employed directly through around 26,000 automobile showrooms operated by 15,000 dealers. Another 2.5 million are indirectly employed in the dealership ecosystem, Ashish added.

As per Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) figures, vehicle wholesale across all categories declined by 12.35% to 60,85,406 units in April-June against 69,42,742 units in same period of last year. Passenger vehicles (PV) segment has been the worst hit with sales continuing to decline for almost a year now. In July, market leader Maruti Suzuki reported a 36.3% drop in its domestic PV wholesales, while Hyundai saw a dip of 10%. M&M sales were down 16%, Tata Motors’ PV sales fell 31% while that of Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) also came down 48.67% during the month.

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