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Mahindra 3X0 Replaces the XUV300: All You Need to Know!

Five years, that’s how long it has been since the Mahindra XUV300 took the fight to Tata Nexon. Riding high on its dynamics and powertrains, the XUV300 did find some takers but Mahindra failed to rack up astronomical sales figures. Majorly because the XUV300 was a little short on the ‘feel-good’ factors, something that Mahindra is looking forward to rectifying with the new 3XO. It has been launched as an upgrade and as a replacement for the ageing XUV300. Prices for the 3XO begin from INR 7.49 Lakh and go up to INR 15.49 Lakh. Going by the recent automotive trend, there’s a variant for everyone. The 3XO is being offered in as many as nine trim levels! Here’s all you need to know about the updated SUV!

We are currently living in a world of radical designs, straying far away from the erstwhile notions of what made a design ‘beautiful’. The Mahindra 3XO is treading the same path with its heavily updated front fascia. It shares nothing in common with the XUV300 in the front aesthetic department as it now gets completely redesigned illumination assembly including new projector headlamps as well as DRLs. The grille and the bumpers have also been tweaked to suit its new uniform but, we believe that the design of the front end could have been more cohesive. Side profile is where it looks a bit familiar as it carries the same silhouette as the XUV300. The rear end could be the most visually striking part of the 3XO as it gets a connected tail lamp unit with heavily revised… umm… everything?

The XUV300’s major nail in the tooth was its dated cabin experience, something which the 3XO is diligent to take care of. Proudly taking the centre stage is an updated a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and next to it is another 10.25-inch digital instruments display. Given the opportunity,  Mahindra has also increased the boot capacity of the 3XO which now stands at 297 litres. It still leaves a lot more to be desired in this aspect. Trust Mahindra to set a new benchmark in terms of features on offer because the 3XO is following the same family trend. Say hello to first-in-segment features like a panoramic sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control and an electronic parking brake. Other kit on offer includes wireless charging, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility and AdrenoX-enabled connected car features.

Since Mahindra’s aim is to ‘disrupt’ the segment with this ‘disruptor’, they didn’t want to leave a scope for… anything? That’s the reason why we see the inclusion of Level 2 ADAS which comprises adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking, lane keep assist and blind spot monitoring. Enhancing the safety quotient even further,  the 3XO gets 6 airbags as standard, disc brakes for all four wheels, three-point seat belts and belt reminders for all passengers, a front passenger airbag deactivation switch and ISOFIX child seat mounts.

No tweaks have been made to the powertrain options available. The 3XO can still be had two petrol engine options and one diesel. The base-spec 1.2-litre turbo-petrol produces a maximum power output of 110hp and 200nm of torque. Shell out even more moolah if you wish to have more grunt and get the 1.2-litre ‘mStallion’ T-GDi petrol which dishes out 130 bhp and 230 Nm of torque. 

We have already driven the Mahindra 3XO

TopGear Magazine May 2024