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New Mahindra XUV300 Xprez in South Africa – Pricing

Mahindra has added a new model to its affordable XUV300 series in the form of the Xprez – a light-commercial (LCV) variant offering a more practical experience for small businesses and independent contractors.

“The XUV300 Panel Van caters to the diverse needs of businesses and entrepreneurs in various industries. Whether it’s for delivery services, logistics, or any other commercial purpose, this vehicle offers a versatile and dependable solution,” said the company.

The new vehicle is priced at R294,999, placing it in the middle of the crossover line-up between the 1.2T and 1.5T W6 derivatives.

A practical choice

The Xprez is based on the entry-level W4, which grants access to a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine with 81kW and 200Nm.

It is front-wheel drive and exclusively sold with a six-speed manual gearbox, resulting in an average fuel consumption of 6.3l/100km. This is the same as the passenger version, meaning that the panel van’s alterations have not affected its performance.

The big change to the newest member of the XUV300 family is that its boot and rear seats have been removed in favour of a dedicated cargo area, turning the car from a five into a two-seater.

Unfortunately, Mahindra has not provided the vehicle’s official carrying potential, simply referring to it as a “substantial payload capacity” with “adaptive cargo space” on its website and brochure.

For reference, the passenger model’s boot space is pegged at 257 litres, so expect the panel van’s cargo volume to be considerably higher now that the rear bench is gone. Similarly, the Hyundai Venue Cargo can carry up to 500kg, so the XUV300 should be in the same ballpark.

The carmaker has also reinforced the cargo area with a flat floor and a divider behind the front seats to protect occupants from items sliding around in the back.

Based on the photos, the rear-side and back windows have also been given an opaque layer, though it is unclear whether this is to obscure the interior contents from passers-by, to reinforce the glass with smash-and-grab protection, or both.

The LCV’s equipment list is naturally a little more spartan than its price-equivalent siblings, providing electric side mirrors, 16-inch steel wheels with a full-sized spare, fabric seats, reading lamps, electric windows, air conditioning, a 3.5-inch audio display with four speakers, USB and Aux ports, rear parking sonar, ABS, electronic brake-force distribution, and two airbags.

Pricing

The updated South African pricing and model line-up for the Mahindra XUV300 range are as follows:

  • Mahindra XUV300 1.2T W4  – R267,999
  • Mahindra XUV300 1.2T W4 SE – R277,999
  • Mahindra XUV300 1.2T W6 – R292,999
  • Mahindra XUV300 1.2T Xprez Panel Van – R294,999 (New)
  • Mahindra XUV300 1.5TD W6 – R315,999
  • Mahindra XUV300 1.2T W8 – R354,999
  • Mahindra XUV300 1.5TD W8 – R374,999

Each purchase includes a 5-year/150,000km warranty and a 3-year/50,000km service plan.

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