It was just last month when we told you that the Mahindra TUV300 is all set to join the Mumbai Police Force's vehicle fleet. Now, the utility vehicle manufacturer has officially announced the induction of the TUV300 by the City Police. Maharashtra's Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis, yesterday flagged off the Mahindra TUV300s from the Mumbai Police Commissioner's office at Fort, Mumbai. Mahindra says that these TUV300s are part of the 195 units of the TUV300 SUVs that have been recently inducted into the Mumbai Police fleet.
The Mahindra TUV300 is not the first model from the company's fleet that has been used by the Mumbai Police. In fact, the carmaker's top-selling UV, the Mahindra Bolero, has been a long-standing partner of the city police. The TUV300s inducted by the Police force are all based on the T4+ trim of the SUV. Furthermore, to effectively represent the Mumbai Police, the SUV also comes with some visible changes like the yellow-blue chequered decals with the Police insignia on either side of the SUV. Being the police patrolling cars, the SUVs also comes with roof-mounted LED lights with a siren, possibly a public address mechanism and few other gadgets.
The TUV300 is powered by the company's updates mHawk100 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine. The 1493 cc oil burner churns out about 100 bhp at 3750 rpm and develops a peak torque of 240 Nm at 1600-2800 rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
Features offered in the T4+ variant of the TUV300 include - power steering with tilt adjustable function, Eco mode, dual airbags, ABS with EBD, and ISOFIX mounts for the second row. The SUV offers seating for 7 people but the last two seats are not exactly roomy, so wrongdoers, don't expect a very comfortable drive.
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