Mahindra XUV 3XO launched at Rs 7.49 lakh


Some of you might be asking “what is this new 3XO thing now?!” Well, you know, sometimes, for reasons beyond our understanding, people choose to identify themselves differently. I guess the same applies to this Mahindra XUV 3XO, because, it used to identify itself as the XUV300. Ex-showroom prices start at INR 7.49 lakh.


So, the XUV 3XO is a thoroughly facelifted version of the XUV300. It features—among other things—styling, technology and safety upgrades.

The styling revisions can be rather polarizing for many, but for me personally, it looks okay. I guess for the front fascia, the designers were going for an XUV700-inspired styling (or maybe Ford Everest?!), while for the rear fascia, it appears that someone spent too much time “admiring” the Koreans. But anyway, key exterior features depending on the trim include bi-LED projector headlights, Infinity LED taillights, a Skyroof (panoramic sunroof; lesser trims get single-pane sunroof), LED front fog lights, and 17-inch Diamond-cut alloy wheels. There are 8 colors to choose from, and all these 8 are available in a dual-tone scheme.

Inside, key features depending on the trim include a 10.2-inch digital cluster, a 10.2-inch touchscreen, Alexa built-in, wireless Android Auto & Apple CarPlay connectivity, dual-zone climate control, rear AC vents, Harman Kardon audio system (with amplifier and sub-woofer), a 65-watt USB-C charging port, and a cooled glove box. When it comes to passive safety, 6 airbags are standard across the lineup. The AX5 Luxury and the AX7 Luxury trims get Level 2 ADAS and a 360-degree surround view system as standard. ADAS includes Forward Collision Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning, and Traffic Sign Recognition. Download the brochure here.

As for the powertrain options, well, you’ve two options for petrol and one for diesel. Petrol options start with a 1.2-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged (MPFi) unit with 82 kW (111.5 metric hp) at 5,000 rpm and 200 Nm (147.5 lb-ft) of torque between 1,500 and 3,500 rpm. The other option is also a 1.2-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged unit, but is a GDi, offering 96 kW (130.5 metric hp) at 5,000 rpm and 230 Nm (170 lb-ft) of torque between 1,500 and 3,750 rpm. Both engines can be paired with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission.

For those who want diesel, there’s a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged unit, offering 85.8 kW (117 metric hp) at 3,750 rpm and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) of torque between 1,500 and 2,500 rpm. This engine can be paired with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed AMT.

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