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Old 2nd May 2024, 20:37   #31
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Re: 2024 Mahindra XUV 3XO Review

From an engineering and a product management perspective, Mahindra have knocked the ball out of the court. It is worthy of a new name.

However, the styling detail is too confused and fussy. The overall side profile is aging. It is a bit of a granny in teenage clothes IMHO.

As a package, it is a great effort!

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Old 2nd May 2024, 21:07   #32
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A few years ago, I had been to a Mahindra showroom to test drive the old XUV3OO. That one too didn't have a parcel tray, but the SA told me that its available for purchase as an official accessory.

They don't provide a parcel tray by default because putting a parcel tray visually highlights/accentuates how small the boot is. Given that its a big weakness of this car, they don't want to draw any unnecessary attention to it .
The way hooks are placed in boot, even an aftermarket parcel tray might not fit in new one now. The recess for parcel tray are there though.
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Comparison | New Mahindra XUV 3XO vs. Old Mahindra XUV300


Thank you for the very useful comparison, it would be great if you could add the power figures in BHP as opposed to KW above, since this is the unit used exclusively in India and something we all understand and can easily compare.

On a related note, really not a fan of manufacturers who use different units of measurements than common country standards, they needlessly introduce the hassle to open google and convert them, after KW, we have people using million and hundred thousand when talking of currency as opposed to lakhs and crores, are measuring units used in other countries cooler and more elite than the ones used here?

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It would be great if you could add the power figures in BHP as opposed to KW above, since this is the unit used exclusively in India and something we all understand and can easily compare.
Here's the revised version :

2024 Mahindra XUV 3XO Review-screenshot-20240502-223950.png

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Re: 2024 Mahindra XUV 3XO Review

Does the car not have hill hold assist? Haven't see a mention of it in any of the reviews/brochure.
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Re: 2024 Mahindra XUV 3XO Review

The car looks decent, best in white and black but the overall package is awesome! Segment first features, best in class power, highest wheelbase and decent safety assuming the platform is the same, with additional Level 2 ADAS. Mahindra did quite a good job with this update.

Hope to see a 4XO version, with slightly deferent exterior design engine options of the current TGDI and maybe the 2.0 Turbo Petrol from the bigger cars.

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Does the car not have hill hold assist? Haven't see a mention of it in any of the reviews/brochure.
The Auto Hold button can be seen next to cup holders below the electronic parking brake button.
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I find myself caught in a dilemma between the Kia Sonet 1.2 NA petrol and the XUV 3x0. Currently switching from a Renault Duster, I'm exploring company car lease options within a budget of 11.10 lakh, excluding insurance. The XUV 3X0 was my eagerly anticipated choice, but the disappointment lies in the MX3 variant's basic exterior, lacking styled wheel caps, rear spoiler, and roof rails. Although the interior is acceptable, I'm not fond of the unchanged rotary AC knob. Features like wired CarPlay with a wireless charger seem unnecessary, while essentials like automatic AC and rear defogger are missed.

On the flip side, the Kia Sonet fits within budget at 9.25 lakh ex-showroom. Despite concerns about its engine performance, safety rating, and inconsistent mileage, it ticks most boxes, especially with its stylish exterior boasting styled wheels and roof rails. The interior, equipped with automatic AC and rear defogger, adds to its appeal.

While the XUV 3X0's impressive power figures of 111bhp and 200nm torque tug at my heartstrings, I'm reluctant to shell out more for alloys, roof rails, and a rear spoiler to enhance its appearance, given the company lease arrangement.

Ultimately, while my heart leans towards the XUV 3X0 for its power, my mind is swayed by the Sonet's overall aesthetics, features, and interior quality. I'm seeking expert opinions and welcome other suggestions within the specified budget. Additionally, insights into the real world mileage figures of both options would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

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I actually really like the car! I am very keen on seeing this in person when i come back home from a work trip. We are due an upgrade because of this mindless NGT 15 year rule in Delhi , this could very well best the brezza for my family. I pray to God my mom likes this car I DO NOT WANT HER TO BUY THE BREZZA.
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I find myself caught in a dilemma between the Kia Sonet 1.2 NA petrol and the XUV 3x0. Currently switching from a Renault Duster, I'm exploring company car lease options within a budget of 11.10 lakh, excluding insurance.
Coming from a Duster, the Sonet will be a considerable downgrade in space and ride quality. The XUV3XO will fare much better in these aspects. Sonet does pack more features but its cramped at the back and the build quality is nowhere near the Mahindra. If you value space, ride quality and safety than 3XO is the way to go.
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The overall side profile is aging.
The side is the most expensive part to retool so most manufacturers do not modify that bit.

They play around with the front, rear and interiors - Hyundai’s Creta is another case in point where the side profile remains the same from the first model till the current fourth.

Torsional rigidity is substantially affected when the side is modified. Most customers notice the front and rear and if there are enough changes they tend to condone the lack of change on the side profile.

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Ultimately, while my heart leans towards the XUV 3X0 for its power, my mind is swayed by the Sonet's overall aesthetics, features, and interior quality. I'm seeking expert opinions and welcome other suggestions within the specified budget. Additionally, insights into the real world mileage figures of both options would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your assistance.
As a Sonet turbo P owner, I can chime in. My mileage in Pune city varies anywhere between 12-16 Kmpl depending on traffic. In winters with AC Off and low traffic, it even stretches till 18. NA Engine would have a Kmpl or two more.

More than that, I appreciate the Kia for it's fill it shut it forget it nature. Not even a single rattle (touchwood) in three years and it feels as good as new. No special maintenance from my side. This helped me a lot as I have a 0 tolerance towards even minor niggles. While Mahindra's aren't as bad as Tata's with respect to niggles, they are substantially behind in this aspect with Koreans and Japs.

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The Auto Hold button can be seen next to cup holders below the electronic parking brake button.
Auto hold is different than hill assist. Auto hold is only available on top variants. I am not sure if lower variants have ESP, thereby hill assist.

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Re: 2024 Mahindra XUV 3XO Review

Honestly, except for the polarising front and the fact the 3XO looks surprisingly smaller compared to the outgoing 3OO (despite identical dimensions), it has literally EVERYTHING else going for it.

I own the 3OO and boy does it put a smile on my face every time I drive. It is EXCELLENT on highways, very stable, easy to drive in city and very spacious cabins. I had zero qualms about the “dated interiors” when I bought it because the car was still feature packed and VERY functional which matters a lot more than pure aesthetics. It is great to see that with 3XO, they have furthered the cabin experience.

Disclaimer: I haven’t driven or checked out the 3XO in person and my views are basis video reviews, comparing it with my experience of owning the 3OO for the last 2.5years and 30000 kms.

First let’s start with the what were the shortcomings of the outgoing 3OO, that needed fixing. As the adage goes, don’t fix something that isn’t broken.
  1. Small Boot Space: At 257L, the boot space is puny. But, it works perfectly even for a 3 member family or 2 Adults + 2 kids family and I can say this with 100% confidence after doing multiple 1000km+ road trips. It just needs a good space management and all of the luggage will fit in because of the boxy shape of the boot. Now Mahindra has squeezed in another 40L, which is definitely going to make this better. Still not great, but I can say that this is more than sufficient for most families (especially considering point #2 in the strengths list below, read on)
  2. No rear seat AC/vents: No need for explanation. They have addressed this although it is only a rear vent. Now the 3OO never had problems cooling the car, so just the vents would work. However, in the reviews it wasn’t clear whether there is an airflow speed control for these vents, if yes, then great! This can be checked off too.
  3. Average sound system: I think the top variants are now coming with a good sound system with subwoofer. This is a very good and must addition!

Now what were the strengths that they shouldn’t have tampered with and let’s see how that fares!
  1. Excellent driveability and comfort: Mechanicals and fundamentals of this car has always been its strength (I’m looking at you, Koreans). And they have continued this forte.
  2. Spacious, SPACIOUS well thought out interiors: Laughing at 3OO because the boot space is puny? Well, you’re not going to be in the boot. Have you sat inside a 3OO? The space is equivalent to a segment/2 segments above, more spacious than everyone’s pet SUV Creta and even cars like the Compass. It is not a joke! Sit inside a 3OO and a Sonet, back to back and you’ll immediately realize the difference in cabin space. Boot space can be managed with better space management, but to adjust with cramped space every single time you are inside the car will eat your nerves. This is one of the biggest strengths for this car. After all, the platform is based out of Tivoli which was from a segment above. Great thing is, they haven’t sacrificed this extremely strong point from 3OO in the 3XO.
  3. Rock solid build, actually feels like a tank: No need to explain this further. That car gives you a great amount of confidence in terms of stability, it feels tight.


What are other things that they have furthered?
  1. Gave a proper ADAS and not a gimmick for the list: The 3XO comes with proper Level2 ADAS with camera and radar vs. just camera based in the competition (Koreans). These are the kind of sneaky little things that I absolutely hate Koreans for. It feels as if they consider Indians to be fools (unfortunately we end up proving them as well).
  2. Updated interiors but still retained buttons for essential functions: No need to explain this. The person who designs cars with critical functions through a screen or touch based button should be given life imprisonment in my opinion (it’s a hyperbole, don’t fret over it, you get the point!)
  3. Brought back 3pt seat belt: Why did you delete it first? Ugh.. anyway, thanks for bringing it back.

The only thing that didn’t need fixing was the looks (in my opinion the outgoing car, except for the saber tooth like DRLs which could be debated, looked very neat and something that ages well). This one though, feels like Pratap Bose went berserk trying to stand out or force himself onto the car. Ugh, hate that guy for doing this.

Summary is, close your eyes when you walk towards the car and then you’re going to absolutely love it. After parking, just walk out straight with that smile it is going to definitely put on your face. Or maybe it will grow on you, I don’t know!

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Re: 2024 Mahindra XUV 3XO Review

Can someone please shed some light on the two petrol engines on offer? I am considering AX5 and AX5L (manual). The Rs 2 lakh diff between them is big. If I consider 1 lakh for the added features, does the engine upgrade justify additional 1 lakh?
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Can someone please shed some light on the two petrol engines on offer? I am considering AX5 and AX5L (manual). The Rs 2 lakh diff between them is big. If I consider 1 lakh for the added features, does the engine upgrade justify additional 1 lakh?
Main difference is you get the TGDI engine with advantage of 20hp and 30Nm of torque (50Nm if you take overboost into consideration) Performance wise it is good and is the best powertrain amongst the petrol options. (NOT saying the other engine is inferior but TGDI is very good). Decent fuel economy as well.

As most will recommend, test drive both engine options. Then decision process will make things easier.

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Re: 2024 Mahindra XUV 3XO Review

Looks to be a promising (looks aside for some) and definitely brings something new to the segment.

On a side note, this is stronger Korean sub compact SUV (albeit naturalised Indian now) compared to the Hyundai-Kia models.
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