The compact SUV from Mahindra, TUV3OO measures 3,995 mm in length, 1,835 mm in width and 1,839 mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2,680 mm and and the higher variants come with body coloured door handles, alloy wheels, body coloured bumpers and body coloured ORVMs (Outside Rear View Mirrors). The lower variants gets full wheel caps while the base T4 and T4+ trims get steel rims with hub caps
Inside the Mahindra TUV3OO, the compact SUV has dual tone dashboard in beige/grey colours and beige upholstery. The centre console houses a 2 DIN infotainment system which supports USB, AUX and Bluetooth connectivity. The top end T8 version also gets steering mounted audio and phone controls for added safety as well as convenience. All trims of the TUV3OO come with a manual air conditioning unit, all four power windows and mobile charging point for the first row. The higher variants also get a mobile charging point in the second row as well.
The Mahindra TUV3OO is powered by a 1.5 litre mHawk diesel engine that has two states of tune. In the lower tune, it generates 85 hp of power at 3,750 rpm and 230 Nm of torque from 1,500 rpm to 2,250 rpm. In the higher tune, the same engine develops 101 hp of power at 3,750 rpm and the torque remains the same. That said, the AMT variant has 10 Nm more torque in this tune of the engine. Both states offers a good balance between performance and fuel efficiency.
There are two gearbox options on the Mahindra TUV3OO, a 5 speed manual and a 5 speed AMT or Automated Manual Transmission. Both transmissions have been tuned for the right balance between performance and fuel efficiency. That said, the AMT does have prominent shift shocks during a gear change.
The TUV3OO from Mahindra comes with ABS (Anti lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), dual front airbags and ISOFIX mounts for child seats on all variants except the base T4 trim. Standard features include a digital immobiliser, collapsible steering column, seat belt reminder, auto door lock when the vehicle is in motion and side intrusion beams.
The Mahindra TUV3OO has a certified fuel efficiency of 18.49 kmpl manual versions. These figures are acceptable for a compact SUV and are comparable with the segment.