& Mahindra Ltd. (M&M) has launched a new Automated Manual Transmission
(AMT) version of its popular compact SUV, the XUV300. This AMT with its
autoSHIFT technology will be available on the W8 diesel variant and its
optional pack W8 (O), at an additional cost of Rs. 55,000 over the manual
version. This new variant of the XUV300 will be available in 3 colours, Pearl
White, Aquamarine and Red Rage.
by Italian automotive experts Marelli, the XUV300 autoSHIFT technology offers
segment-leading torque of 300 Nm. Its 1.5L turbo diesel engine with an
electronic variable geometry turbocharger delivers 115hp of power, optimising
the automatic gearshifts for peppy acceleration and overtaking manoeuvres.
The XUV300 autoSHIFT is equipped with the
following intelligent features:
Auto and Manual Mode: Available in two modes, Auto mode boosts fuel efficiency
and drivability while manual mode provides exhilarating performance.
Vehicle Creep: The vehicle can move without throttle input in both first and
reverse gear, making driving easy in congested city traffic.
Electronic Stability Control: The XUV300 comes with Hill Start Assist
technology to prevent roll-back when driving on a hill or moving up an incline.
Down-hill, Kick-down Shifts & Anti-engine Stall: Gear shifts are
automatically optimized with features to provide optimum power/torque output
during overtaking or for quick acceleration.
Drive and Reverse Lock Out: This safety feature prevents sudden shifts between
reverse and drive modes, unless the speed drops to less than 5 kmph.
Creep disable on Door Opening: This safety feature prevents the vehicle from
moving if the doors are open.
Driver Information System with Gear Display: Important alerts and information
about the vehicle, such as the current gear, driving mode etc., are available
on the Driver Information System.
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