Mahindra & Mahindra recently disclosed that it had received the order of Mahindra TUV300 for Maharashtra Police and Mahindra has also started the delivery of this consignment. Recently, some pictures have come from the yard of Maharashtra Police, in which the Mahindra TUV300, which was specially prepared for the Maharashtra Police, stood.
On Wednesday, it has been formally handed over to the Mumbai Police. The Chief Minister of Maharashtra himself gave it a green signal from Mumbai police headquarters.
- Mumbai police has opted for Mahindra TUV replacing Bolero.
- Mumbai police has also used Toyota Quallis for long time.
- Mahindra motors has confirmed the order and has started the delivery.
- CM Devendra fadnavis himself has given the green signal.
The specially designed Mahindra TUV300, specifically for the Maharashtra Police, has been built according to their demand. It has been coloured with white paint, also highlighting blue, yellow and red color in it. The Mahindra TUV300 is a sub-compact SUV that was launched in 2015. Since then the company has updated it several times.
The bold and stylish #TUV300 has made its way to the @MumbaiPolice fleet! Here’s a glimpse of the TUV300s being flagged off by Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Government of Maharashtra. pic.twitter.com/CeMWyl63gs
— Mahindra TUV300 (@MahindraTUV300) June 28, 2018
The engine of Mahindra TUV300 has also been updated. It now comes with a 1.5 liter diesel engine which generates power of 100 bhp. Its safety features have also been updated. However, the Mahindra TUV300 given to Maharashtra Police is based on T4 + variant, which has a 1.5-liter turbocharged diesel engine which generates 84 bhp power and 230 newtons of torque.
The car has the option of automatic gearbox but the model which has been supplied to the Maharashtra Police has been equipped with a 5-speed manual gearbox transmission. Talking about the other features of the car, it has the facility of power steering, tilt adjustable steering, eco mode, dual airbag and ABS with EBD.
Earlier the Mumbai Police has long used Toyota Qualis as their fleet motors, finally replaced it with Mahindra Bolero, before opting for Mahindra TUV300 now. In recent times, Mumbai Police also has inducted Maruti Suzuki Ertiga as a fleet car and the TUV300 will join the Ertiga MPV.