Mahindra announces 18 different XUV 3XO models, with six different engine and transmission combinations.

The Mahindra XUV 3XO is the new facelifted version of the XUV 300. The entry-level XUV 3XO MX1 trim costs Rs 7.49 lakh, while the top-spec AX7L variant costs Rs 15.49 lakh. In addition to receiving a significant feature list upgrade (in comparison to the current XUV300), the XUV 3XO also receives a new automatic option for one of the petrol engines and a design that draws inspiration from Mahindra’s future BE series of electric SUVs.

  • Nine versions of the XUV 3XO were released, compared to 25 for the XUV 300.
  • Top varinant AX7L has wifi Android Auto, ADAS, and a panoramic sunroof.
  • AT variants are available for 111 hp petrol, 131 hp petrol and 117 hp diesel.

Mahindra XUV 3XO: costs, options, competitors

Less than half as many trims (from 25 to 18) are available for the XUV 3XO as there are for the XUV300, and costs are actually starting at Rs 50,000 less. The XUV 3XO starts at a lesser price than the majority of its competitors who are compact SUVs. The top-spec model, which costs Rs 15.49 lakh, is less expensive than the Tata Nexon (Rs 8.15 lakh-15.80 lakh) and Kia Sonet (Rs 7.99 lakh-15.75 lakh).

The MX1, MX2, MX2 PRO, MX3, MX3 PRO, AX5, AX5 L, AX7, and AX7 L are the nine trim lines that are available. It’s noteworthy that the XUV 3XO automated range may be had for as little as Rs 9.99 lakh. 

Mahindra XUV 3XO: Exteriors

As previously stated and evident from the multiple teasers released by Mahindra, the XUV 3XO receives a considerable makeover. A more angular nose, new LED DRLs, and an updated front bumper and headlight assembly are among the changes. A revised two-part grille with a wider centre air inlet on the bumper is another feature of the small SUV. The registration plate is now positioned on the rear bumper rather than the tailgate; the rear features a revised, smoother-looking tailgate with a full-width LED light bar and sleeker, C-shaped tail-lamps. 

At least on the higher-spec trims, the XUV 3XO also gets a new set of alloy wheels coated in dark chrome.Mahindra will provide the XUV 3XO in seven different external hues, such as Citrine Yellow, Dune Dust, Nebula Blue, Deep Forest, Stealth Black, and Everest White are among the seven exterior colours that Mahindra will offer for the XUV 3XO. Dual-tone colour variations are also available for higher-spec PRO models. According to Mahindra, the XUV 3XO can wade 350 mm into the water and has approach and departure angles of 23.6 and 39.6 degrees, respectively. 

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Mahindra XUV 3XO: Interiors

Although the XUV 3XO’s cabin shares many similarities with the XUV400 EV, including a comparable dash style and feature set, the small SUV has additional creature comforts and safety equipment. All-LED lighting, a seven-speaker Harman Kardon audio system with a 380W amplifier, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, the Adrenox Connect in-car connectivity suite, a 65W Type C charging port in the front, a wireless charger, rear AC vents, and a rear Type-C charger are included in the top-spec XUV 3XO AX7L PRO trim. 

These features are in addition to the previously confirmed 10.25-inch infotainment screen and driver display, panoramic sunroof (940mm long and 870mm wide), dual-zone climate control, and an all-LED interior. For a more upscale feel, the dash has also been updated with soft-touch materials. Mahindra claims that the boot capacity has grown from 257 to 295 litres in comparison to the XUV300. 60:40 split-folding seats are standard.

All models come equipped with basic safety features like ISOFIX anchors, ESP (which Mahindra claims is the same as the one in the XUV700), rear disc brakes, and six airbags. Higher-spec models come equipped with a 360-degree camera, blind spot monitor, hill start and descent assist, electronic parking brake with auto-hold, and Level 2 ADAS (allegedly derived from the XUV700), which is a segment first; Level 1, camera-based ADAS technology is available on the Sonet and Venue as well.

Mahindra XUV 3XO’s engine

Mahindra offers the 1.2-liter, 111 horsepower turbo-petrol engine with a 6-speed manual gearbox (ARAI-rated 18.89 kpl fuel economy) and a 6-speed torque convertor (17.96 kpl) option for the entry-level MX1, MX2 PRO, MX3, and AX5 models.

 A 1.5-liter, 117 horsepower diesel engine with six-speed manual (20.6 kpl) and six-speed AMT (21.2 kpl) options is available for almost all XUV 3XO models; the AMT is priced approximately Rs 80,000 more than the manual. 

In the meantime, the 1.2-liter direct injection turbo-petrol engine with 131 horsepower powers AX5L models and above. It costs Rs 1.5 lakh more than its 6-speed manual counterpart (20.1kpl) and comes with an Aisin-sourced 6-speed torque convertor automatic option (18.2kpl).

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