Mahindra to upgrade software in TUV300 AMT models

Mahindra & Mahindra, the domestic market leader in the sports utility vehicle (SUV) category, on Tuesday said it would ask owners of TUV300, the Pininfarina-designed SUV, to upgrade the vehicle's software.

The automated manual transmission (AMT) version of the SUV are being called in for the upgrade to the next version.

"There is no recall on the TUV300. Software upgrades are made from time to time. The AMT software is being upgraded to the next version. As a customer-centric organisation, the benefit of this upgrade is being passed on to all the earlier vehicles at no cost to the user. Dealers will contact the customers and upgrade the software in their cars", a Mahindra spokesperson said in an email. .

According to a report in Overdrive magazine, the company started recalling the TUV300 after customers complained of late and choppy gearshifts, delayed activation of the creep function and drops in engine speed while shifting to a higher gear.

The Mahindra TUV300 AMT is available only in the T6+ and T8 variants priced at Rs 8.65 lakh and 9.25 lakh, respectively. Both variants are powered by a 1.5 litre diesel engine that produces peak power of 81bhp.

The Mumbai-based company launched the mini SUV, which competes against the Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster, in September last year at Rs 6.9 lakh. Following sustained demand M&M had to increase production by 50% within two months of the launch. Prior to this M&M had recalled the XUV500, manufactured before July 2014, to upgrade airbag software of the side curtain.