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Mahindra XUV 3XO First Drive Review

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Comfort, Tech and Performance


Exterior design is polarising


At first glance, you will see that the XUV 3XO has a thoroughly revised front-end when compared to the older XUV300. What stands out are the C-shaped LED DRLs that flank the bi-halogen projector headlamps. These take inspiration from the larger XUV700’s light signature. The bumper is reprofiled too and the piano black grille with chrome slats does give the XUV300 a classy yet aggressive look. While the front of the 3XO is visually busy with multiple elements, the silhouette is identical to that of its predecessor, with a new design for the 17-inch alloy wheels on the top trims being the main differentiator in terms of styling. Lesser trims get 16-inch steel wheels. The black side cladding also gives the XUV a rough and rugged look. Moving to the rear end of the car, you get connected LED tail lamps which accentuate the width of the XUV and make it look more funky. You also get an array of colour options with the XUV 3XO, including this loud Citrine yellow with a dual-tone black roof that we had on test. 

TopGear Magazine June 2024