Mahindra XUV 3XO vs XUV300: Old vs New Compared

  • Apr 30, 2024
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With segment-first features, the XUV 3XO is loaded with tech complimenting the refreshed makeover.

The Mahindra XUV 3XO has been launched as the updated version of the now outgoing XUV 300. This refreshed subcompact SUV boasts significant exterior enhancements, an entirely revamped interior inspired by the XUV400 EV, and a range of new features to give a good fight to the already feature-loaded sub-compact SUV segment. Let's delve into the notable visual disparities between the XUV 3XO and its predecessor.

Exterior 

The XUV 3XO distinguishes itself with a redesigned split gloss black grille featuring six chrome slats and the latest Mahindra twin-peaks logo. Notably, it showcases elongated fang-shaped LED DRLs and updated headlight clusters housing projectors, like the ones on the Mahindra XUV 700. Additionally, its redesigned bumper integrates a larger air dam, front camera, and radar for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).The XUV 300, on the other hand, carried a less radical and cleaner look up front.

Enhancing its aesthetic appeal, the XUV 3XO sports freshly designed 17-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, as compared to the 16-inch rims of the outgoing car. However, the overall profile of the SUV remains largely unchanged.

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A significant alteration at the rear is the introduction of wraparound connected LED tail lights, replacing the conventional split unit. Moreover, it now features the 'XUV 3XO' badge along with variant-specific labels, accompanied by a revised bumper showcasing a robust silver skid plate. Another primary design change is the number plate housing, which now has been moved down to the bumper rather than being on the boot lid.

Interior

Mahindra has significantly revamped the interior of the XUV 3XO. Drawing inspiration from the XUV400 EV, it boasts dual digital displays with a floating setup for the infotainment system. The steering wheel now has piano black inserts, while the outgoing model had silver inlays. Moreover, the dash top is adorned with soft-touch leatherette upholstery and you get a powerful 65 W USB Type-C fast-charging port, and repositioned central AC vents, along with an updated climate control panel for the dual zone AC.

Unlike its predecessor with a 7-inch touchscreen, the XUV 3XO flaunts a larger 10.25-inch screen adopted from the XUV400, supporting wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, depending on the variant. Additionally, it shares the same 10.25-inch digital driver’s display as the XUV400 EV, replacing the twin-pod analogue cluster.

A notable addition to the XUV 3XO is its segment-first panoramic sunroof, surpassing the standard single-pane sunroof found in most rivals within its segment. This enhancement elevates the overall experience compared to the pre-facelift XUV300.The lower trims of the Mahindra XUV 3XO still get a single-pane sunroof like the outgoing model.

Additional Features

Mahindra has also equipped the XUV 3XO in abundance with an array of additional features, including a premium 7-speaker Harman Kardon music system with a subwoofer, wireless phone charging, and dual-zone AC. Safety enhancements comprise six airbags as standard, a 360-degree camera, front and rear parking sensors, all-wheel disc brakes, three-point seatbelts with reminders for all occupants, ISOFIX child seat mounts, and level-2 advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).

Powertrain

The XUV 3XO retains the turbo-petrol and diesel engine options from before. However, the petrol variants now get a 6-speed torque converter instead of the AMT offered earlier. That said, there are no changes to the diesel version. Here’s a look at the specifications:

Specification

1.2-litre Turbo-petrol

1.2-litre TGDi Turbo-petrol

1.5-litre Diesel

Power

112 PS

130 PS

117 PS

Torque

200 Nm

230 Nm, 250 Nm

300 Nm

Transmission

6-speed MT, 6-speed AT

6-speed MT, 6-speed AT

6-speed MT, 6-speed AMT

Claimed Mileage

18.89 kmpl, 17.96 kmpl

20.1 kmpl, 18.2 kmpl

20.6 kmpl, 21.2 kmpl

Additionally, there are three driving modes to choose from in the petrol automatic variants namely Zip, Zap, and Zoom.

Price and Rivals

Competitively priced from Rs 7.49 lakh to Rs 15.49 lakh (introductory ex-showroom pan-India), the Mahindra XUV 3XO enters the market in direct competition with the Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Kia Sonet, Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Renault Kiger, Nissan Magnite, and the upcoming Skoda sub-4m SUV. Additionally, it serves as an SUV alternative to sub-4m crossovers like the Maruti Suzuki Fronx and Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor.

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