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Initial Test Drive Review of TUV 300 AMT mHawk100 - 100 BHP

Mahindra TUV 300 Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports
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Initial Test Drive Review of TUV 300 AMT mHawk100 - 100 BHP

Postby VPandey » 17 May 2016, 12:28

Decided to take a short test drive to check the responsiveness of TUV AMT 100 bhp with mHawk100 engine launched few days back. After confirming the availability of test vehicle, today morning went to GSP Motors, Sohna Road, Gurgaon for a quick test drive.

It was a short test drive of around 6 - 8 KMs. Since I already own a mHawk80 TUV AMT so just wanted to feel the differences in engine response and working of AMT system as lately there has been a lot of complaints related to the working if AMT system and unwanted accelerations in city conditions.
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Engine Response:
The new mHawk engine produces approx 100 BHP which around 19 BHP more than the earlier mHawk80 81 BHP engine and yes that feels. Engine is as quiet as the earlier one and also produces more power which you can feel once past 1200 to 1500 RPM. Also felt easy to drive and zip off on highway conditions. In total one can now compare TUV engine responsiveness with EcoSport or Duster 110.
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AMT System:
Mahindra is claiming it has more stable and refined AMT system which you can feel at low speeds and certainly there were minimal jerks while upshifts and downshifts. But since TUV has more power now so the shift delay now causes a sudden takeoff effect just after 1-2 seconds when actual gear shift occures, which means gearshifts are slow to react and process of clutch disengagement is slow. But altogether its far better than what we have in 81 bhp counterparts.

The only other difference I could notice was the increased length of the second row seats with ISOFIX. Second row seats were too skinny but now it has more thigh support and a bit of more cushion too.
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Re: Initial Test Drive Review of TUV 300 AMT mHawk100 - 100 BHP

Postby Minku » 17 May 2016, 12:35

Hey
What do you think of the manual t8 one in mhawk100? Problems like rattling front left door , noise under gear lever and other issues been resolved in this upgrade?

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Re: Initial Test Drive Review of TUV 300 AMT mHawk100 - 100 BHP

Postby Sharadkt » 17 May 2016, 12:58

VPandey wrote:Decided to take a short test drive to check the responsiveness of TUV AMT 100 bhp with mHawk100 engine launched few days back. After confirming the availability of test vehicle, today morning went to GSP Motors, Sohna Road, Gurgaon for a quick test drive.



Going by your post, not a major boost but may be nice to have or why not types upgrade to the TUV300.

I think the major upgrade going forward could be 1.9L 4 Cylinder engine, cruise control, proper third row with rear AC vents and Auto AC may be. That would be tempting and could be called TUV500 :lol:

Regards,
Sharad

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Re: Initial Test Drive Review of TUV 300 AMT mHawk100 - 100 BHP

Postby VPandey » 17 May 2016, 13:07

Sharadkt wrote:Going by your post, not a major boost but may be nice to have or why not types upgrade to the TUV300.

I think the major upgrade going forward could be 1.9L 4 Cylinder engine, cruise control, proper third row with rear AC vents and Auto AC may be. That would be tempting and could be called TUV500 :lol:

Regards,
Sharad

As I could not feel jerks on slow speeds thats why I would love to go for upgrade. It has more power and quick acceleration, more confidence in Manual mode with may be a better performance on highways too. There were no difference in under the bonnet assembly and I am sure its a purely software based upgrade only.
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