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Ride the new Tata Tiago EV and Mahindra XUV300 TurboSport, both accepting pre-orders now.

Mahindra has officially started accepting pre-orders for the newly launched XUV300 TurboSport, a more powerful version of the compact SUV. Interested buyers can book the new Mahindra XUV300 TurboSport online or at an authorised Mahindra dealer.

Trials and deliveries of the SUV have also begun. 

Not just Mahindra, Tata Motors has also started accepting bookings for the new Tiago EV priced at Rs 21,000. However, the tests of the small electric car will start at the end of December 2022. Deliveries of the new Tiago EV will begin in January 2023. Ahead of deliveries, Tata Motors will showcase the new electric car at major malls in major cities this month. 

The new Mahindra XUV300 TurboSport is available in three trim levels-W6 TGDi, W8 TGDi, and W8(O) TGDi-priced between Rs 10.35 and 12.90 lakh (ex-showroom). It is powered by a 1.2-litre 3-cylinder turbo petrol engine that produces 130bhp and 230Nm of torque, with torque increasing to 250bhp with overboost. Power is sent to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission. It has a 250 bar GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection) fuel system, which is said to improve performance and fuel economy.

It is said to reach 0-60 km/h in less than 5 seconds, which also makes it the fastest SUV in its class. Mahindra has also made some changes to its styling and interior.

It comes with a new gloss black grille with red dots, a blacked-out central air intake, a new Twin Peaks logo, and three new two-tone colours: Bronze with Black Roof, White with Black Roof, and Black with White Roof. The XUV300 TurboSport gets an all-black interior with contrasting red stitching on the upholstery and silver accents on the dashboard and steering wheel.

The Tiago EV is available in four trim levels—XE, XT, XZ and XZ Tech Lux—priced between Rs 8.9 lakh and Rs 11.79 lakh (ex-showroom). It is available with two lithium-ion batteries-19.2 kWh and 24 kWh-with a claimed range of 250 km and 315 km. Tata guarantees the battery for 8 years and 160,000 km. With a 19.2 kWh battery, the electric motor produces 61 horsepower and 110 Nm of torque. With a larger battery, the electric motor offers 74horsepower and 114 Nm torque.

The higher-powered model is said to accelerate from 0 to 60 km/h in 5.7 seconds, and Tata Tiago EV batteries can be charged from 10% to 80% in 57 minutes using a 50 kW DC fast charger. With a standard 3.3 kW home charger, the 19.2 kWh and 24kWh batteries of an electric car can be charged in 5 hours, 5 minutes, and 6 hours, 20 minutes.