Updated On: 4 February 2021 Tanmoy Ghosh
In this article, we will compare the XUV300 AMT vs the Nexon AMT now that the XUV300 also gets a petrol AMT version and tell which car suits your needs.
So how do the famed local rivals fare up against each other? Here are all the details.
Both cars are powered by engines that have similar displacements. However, both the engines are vastly different from each other.
The Nexon is powered by a 1.2 litre 3 cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that is port injected. In the current guise, this produced 120 BHP and 170 Nm of torque. This engine also plies its trade in the Altroz iTurbo albeit in a lower state of tune. It also comes with a 1.5 Revotorq diesel engine that puts out
On the other hand, XUV300 also comes with a 1.2 litre 3 cylinder turbocharged that has been developed in-house by Mahindra. At 110 BHP, the engine is a little down on power but makes up for that when it comes to the torque output. At 200 Nm, the XUV300 has the torquiest petrol engine in its class. It also comes with 1.5 litre 4 cylinder turbocharged diesel mill that puts out class-leading numbers of 115 BHP and 300 Nm of torque.
While both the cars come with a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard, they also come with a Magneti Marelli sourced AMT gearbox units. So mechanically speaking, both the cars are quite close to each other than they actually seem to be. Here, the XUV300 has a slight edge over the Nexon when it comes to the performance front.
Dimensions and Space
Once again, both the vehicles are quite close to each other when it comes to the overall dimensions. However, it's important to note that at 2600 mm, the XUV300 has a bigger wheelbase compared to the Nexon which measures in at 2498 mm.
But numbers don't really tell the whole story. Despite having a larger wheelbase as compared to the Nexon, the XUV300 does not really have a substantial difference in terms of the space offered inside the cabin. In fact, at 259 litres, the XUV300 has a smaller boot than the Nexon which measures in at 350 litres.
Both vehicles have interiors designs that follow completely different design philosophies. For instance, the Nexon has a very trendy and a funkily styled interior that goes well with the overall sporty pretensions of the car. The centre console of the Nexon is flanked by a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment that supports apple carplay and android auto. In addition to this, it also gets a digital gauge cluster and displays a host of information such as air pressure in the different tyres.
The XUV300 on the other hand has a very neutral design philosophy that is aimed more at the people who prefer a sophisticated interior. The centre console contains a 7 inch screen that is neatly integrated into the dash. Also, the gauge cluster contains a set of analog dials for the speed and rev count with a multi-information display in the middle. The white leatherette seats on the top spec trims add to the sophisticated look of the cabin.
It is inevitable that prospective buyers will compare the XUV300 AMT vs Nexon AMT when they will be out to shop their next car. With a starting price of rupees 8.59 lakhs (ex-showroom) the Nexon has a greater value proposition compared to the XUV300 which starts at 9.95 lakhs. The Nexon is ideally going to be preferred by those who want something is trendy while the XUV300 will appeal to those who prefer a much sophisticated vehicle to ferry them.
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