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Mahindra XUV 3XO Launches To Change The Game Dramatically

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Mahindra today launched the XUV 3XO, with prices starting from ₹7.49 Lakh. Setting new benchmarks in the compact SUV segment, the XUV 3XO combines standout design and claimed premium interiors. As expected, Mahindra has thrown in the kitchen sink and more to disrupt the compact suv space.

The XUV 3XO was conceptualised at the Mahindra India Design Studio (MIDS) in Mumbai, and engineered and developed at the Mahindra Research Valley (MRV) near Chennai. The XUV 3XO represents the world-class capabilities of Mahindra’s global design and engineering team. Built at Mahindra’s state-of-the-art facility in Nashik using advanced manufacturing processes, it offers customers a high-quality SUV that is robust and engineered to last.

The XUV 3XO has been designed, developed, and engineered to meet rigorous global standards, ensuring that it delivers exceptional quality and performance, claims the company. Mahindra will be introducing the XUV 3XO in global markets, details will be announced shortly.

The XUV 3XO’s bookings will open online and simultaneously at Mahindra dealerships from May 15, 2024. The deliveries of the XUV 3XO will commence starting from May 26, 2024, ensuring that customers can enjoy their new Mahindra SUV as soon as possible.

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The XUV 3XO introduces a bold, athletic silhouette that commands attention. It features a distinctive front fascia with a piano black finish on the grille and LED Headlamps, LED DRLs and LED Fog Lamps. At the rear, the infinity LED tail lamp emphasises the wide and stable stance of the XUV 3XO.

XUV 3XO’s interiors complement its striking exterior with a blend of premiumness and modernity. Its cabin boasts premium Ivory colour interiors with a Soft touch leatherette dashboard that extends to the door trims, and leatherette seat upholstery to elevate the sense of sophistication. Leather accents on the steering wheel, gear knob, and front armrest further enhance the premium feel.

The SUV’s credentials are further enhanced by its longest-in-class bonnet, adding a sense of robustness and forward motion. With a command seating position, eye level at 1398 mm above the ground, the XUV 3XO offers best-in-class forward visibility of 23.7°, similar to the XUV 700. Bold wheel arches and large tyres underscore its ruggedness, with the largest tyre outside diameter (OD) in its class, contributing to a formidable stance. The impressive ground clearance, calibrated approach and departure angles, and best-in-class water wading depth amplify the XUV 3XO’s SUVness factor. Complementing these features are the segment-leading R17 Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels, which further accentuate its authoritative presence.

Safety is paramount in the XUV 3XO, ensured by the extensive use of high-strength steel and 35 standard safety features. Engineered to achieve the highest B-NCAP safety rating, the XUV 3XO sets new standards in vehicle safety, ensuring peace of mind for you and your loved ones on every journey.

Additional cutting-edge safety technologies include a 360-degree surround view system with Blind View Monitor, new-generation Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with hill hold control and hill descent control, ensuring superior control in challenging driving conditions. Furthermore, the vehicle comes standard with 6 airbags, 4 disc brakes, 3-point seat belts and seat-belt reminder for all seats along with passenger airbag on/off for child safety, ISO-FIX child seats with top-tether, among others, providing comprehensive protection for all occupants.These features underscore the XUV 3XO’s commitment to safety, establishing it as a leader in its class for both active and passive safety systems.

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The XUV 3XO is powered by a lineup of Turbo engines designed for exhilarating performance and superior efficiency. Staying true to the brand’s legacy of offering thrilling performance, both the mStallion TGDi and the Turbo Diesel engines churn out best-in-class power and torque of 96 kW (130 PS) & 230 Nm and 85.8 kW (117 PS) & 300 Nm respectively. Additionally, the mStallion TGDi clocks 0-60 km/h in 4.5 s while offering a segment best fuel efficiency of 20.1 km/l* with manual transmission.

The XUV 3XO is equipped with 6-speed AISIN 3rd Gen Automatic Transmission, renowned for its durability and reliability, as evidenced by its successful implementation in the XUV 700, which utilises a transmission from the same family. The transmission offers smooth gear shifts and is optimised to deliver great fuel efficiency as well as a ‘fun to drive’ experience. Each engine is available with a 6-speed manual gear box and an added option of 6-speed AISIN automatic transmission for the petrol engines and 6-Speed AutoSHIFT+ for the diesel variants.

The XUV 3XO is equipped with a MacPherson Strut Fully Independent Front Suspension and a Twist Beam Semi-independent Rear Suspension. This setup ensures a ride quality that is quiet and comfortable, with quietness matching XUV 700. Additionally, the XUV 3XO features first-in-segment three smart steering modes—Comfort, Normal, and Sport. These smart steering modes are available across all powertrains, ensuring that every driver can enjoy a controlled and responsive driving experience, setting a new standard for what drivers can expect from a compact SUV.

The SUV also features custom drive modes—Zip, Zap, and Zoom—specifically in the Petrol Automatic variants, each designed to enhance the driving dynamics on varying terrains by adjusting the vehicle’s performance characteristics. Moreover, the XUV 3XO incorporates MTV-CL (Multi-Tuned Valve Concentric Land) technology within the dampers. This advanced valving technology significantly improves ride and handling performance by optimizing the suspension response to different driving conditions.

The XUV 3XO excels in providing a spacious and comfortable environment for all its occupants. It boasts best-in-class occupant space, which is remarkably generous, comparable even to SUVs a class above. This is complemented by the spacious boot space, which can accommodate up to 364 litre*. Additionally, the XUV 3XO offers best-in-class leg and hip room for 1st and 2nd row passengers, ensuring a comfortable ride for all.

Features like a cooled glove box with illumination and a standard 60:40 split in the rear seats ensure convenience and functionality. The front armrest which is standard from the base variant, and integrated with storage, adds to the ergonomic and practical design, making every journey in the XUV 3XO a blend of comfort and class.

The XUV 3XO is at the forefront of automotive technology with 80+ Adrenox features, twin 26.03 cm HD screens, wireless Android Auto & Apple Carplay, and built-in Alexa**. The first-in-segment features like a 65 W USB-C charging point and Electronic Parking Brake with Auto Hold are tailored for tech-savvy users seeking convenience on the go. Adding to the list, an immersive audio experience is created through a Harman Kardon Premium Audio with Amplifier & Sub-woofer that also offers Sonic Expanse, Bass Enhancer, 9 Band Equalizer, and 4 Ambient Sound Modes.

Additionally, first-in-segment Level 2 ADAS (1R1V) with 10 features ensures enhanced driving assistance and safety measures. The inclusion of radar technology aids the ability to detect obstacles in challenging weather conditions such as heavy rain or dense fog, thereby offering crucial collision warnings and facilitating Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB).

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These cutting-edge features are complemented by the largest-in-class SkyroofTM, which not only enhances the vehicle’s visual appeal but also enriches the driving experience. The 360-degree surround view system with blind view monitor further adds to the comfort and convenience of the driver.

The XUV 3XO is available in 5 different trims and offers an optional Pro pack in MX2 and MX3 and luxury pack in AX5 and AX7. It also comes in 8 exciting colours for the MX series, AX5 and AX5 L, while the AX7 and AX7 L variants are offered exclusively with dual tone options, providing ample choices for personalization.

Mohit Soni
Mohit Soni
NOT A Commander, Director, Editor-In-This/ That, CEO, MD, President, Entrepreneur, etc etc. Just a first employee at Thrust Zone with a team of enthusiasts who love car and motorcycles more than anything else in the world, just like I do. Hashtag blessed

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