The seven-seat Mahindra TUV300 recently received its mid-life facelift. The updated version now boasts a new front-end design and redesigned rear light cluster and rear spare wheel holder.
The most dramatic updates are visible from the front, where the TUV300 is fitted with a new-look grille, front headlamps and new lower front bumper. The grille is perhaps the boldest interpretation of Mahindra’s five-slot grille, with wide chrome-lined slats topped with a chrome lining and bold Mahindra grille. The headlamps have also been redesigned with a fresh carbon-black finish to merge with the black-and-chrome grille.
On the lower bumper, the air inlet has been widened, and Mahindra has added two squared-off fog lamps as standard. These lamps and the new front scuff plate are finished in a metallic grey.
The dark motif is repeated on the sides, where the TUV300 now has black side cladding between the squared off wheel arches.
At the rear, Mahindra has redesigned the rear-mounted spare wheel cover to feature a stylish X-design, and is has added a sporty rear spoiler as standard.
Inside the TUV300, the rugged interior theme remains, albeit with new silver detailing around the air vents and main controls.
Fitted to this ladder frame is Mahindra’s 1.5 mHawk turbo-diesel engine with 73.5 kW and 240 Nm.
Mahindra TUV300 T8: R254 999.
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