Mahindra, Hyundai and Toyota are working on new compact SUVs to rival Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza as all three models will be launched in 2019
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is the undisputed king in compact SUV segment and the company has managed to sell more than 10,000 units consistently each month while rivals sell an average of around 4000-5000 units only. But the competition is going to heat up in coming months as three new compact SUVs are coming in 2019 to snatch the top position from Vitara Brezza.
1. Mahindra XUV 300 Mahindra is going to launch the XUV 300 in February 2019 and the company has already revealed the production model earlier this month. The XUV 300 is based on SsangYong Tivoli platform but the exterior design theme is completely different as the front gets the same grille from Alturas G4
with new projector headlamps and a muscular bumper, which gives an SUV look. The LED DRLs are integrated into the headlamp and they extend toward fog lamps, which makes it stand out and the side design is simple, while the company has given 17-inch alloy wheels. The rear gets big LED tail lamps and an integrated spoiler.
The interior is shared with Tivoli and it comes with several segment first features like dual-zone climate control, four disc brakes, seven airbags and more. The XUV 300 is powered by a 1.5 L diesel engine from Marazzo and a new 1.2 L turbocharged petrol engine with manual and auto gearbox. We are expecting the company to price the model aggressively against the competition.