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Base P4 variant of TUV300 Plus spotted without camouflage

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The upcoming Mahindra TUV300 Plus has been spotted completely undisguised. The black bumpers, ORVMs and steel wheels indicate that this could be the base variant – note the ‘P4’ badge on the right-hand side corner of the tail gate. 

From the front fascia to the C-pillar, the vehicle looks identical to the sub 4-meter TUV300. That said, beyond the C-pillar, the rear glass is noticeably larger, while the tail lamps wrap around and extend into the rear quarter panel. Unlike the TUV300, this model gets a tail gate mounted spare wheel with the ‘TUV300 Plus’ badge placed on the left-hand side corner of the tail gate. A small step is mounted under the rear bumper to ease access to the rear passenger compartment. 

The spy images suggest that the base variant will get dual-tone interiors with a brown-beige dashboard. Apart from the chrome surrounds on the round air-conditioning controls and the Mahindra logo on the steering wheel, the interior looks pretty bare bones. Like the standard TUV300 the power window switches are placed next to the gear lever.

Some media reports have suggested that the TUV300 Plus is likely to get a downsized 1.99-litre mHawk diesel engine. While it is difficult to confirm the size of the unit powering the TUV300 Plus by just looking at the engine bay, the ‘mHawk D120’ badge on the front fender indicates that it might be tuned to delivery 120 BHP. Also, some of the major engine components like the turbocharger, vacuum resonator and modulator, coolant reservoir and oil filler cap seem to be assembled differently, which leads us to speculate that this might not be based on the 1.5-litre engine that powers the standard TUV300.

 
 
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