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The newly launched Mahindra XUV 3XO is a facelifted version of the XUV300, offering a range of updates that make it distinct. From design changes to interior upgrades and improved powertrain options, here’s a detailed comparison of how the XUV 3XO stands out from its predecessor, the XUV300.


Mahindra XUV 3XO: The front and rear of the XUV 3XO have been completely redesigned. The rectangular headlamps are now hexagonal, with C-shaped LED DRLs and a blacked-out enclosure. The fog lamps are integrated into the main headlamp cluster, and the grille features chrome inserts similar to those in an EV. The lower bumper is more contoured, with a larger central air intake.

Mahindra XUV300: The older model has a more conventional design with rectangular headlamps and a simpler grille. The tailgate and rear design are also more traditional compared to the modern updates on the XUV 3XO.

At the sides, the XUV 3XO sports new 17-inch alloy wheels, while the XUV300 retains its original design. The rear of the XUV 3XO features new triangular tail lamps connected by an LED light bar, a pronounced spoiler, and relocated registration plate housing, resulting in a cleaner look.


Mahindra XUV 3XO: The interior of the XUV 3XO sees significant upgrades with a design shared with the XUV400. Soft-touch materials, a 10.25-inch free-standing infotainment screen, and a digital instrument cluster enhance the cabin’s premium feel. The HVAC controls, wireless charger, and gloss black steering wheel add to the modern aesthetic.

Mahindra XUV300: The older model features a more basic interior with a smaller infotainment screen, analogue dials, and less premium materials. The storage shelf on the dashboard is replaced by gloss black trim in the XUV 3XO.

The XUV 3XO also offers an extensive list of new features, including:

  • Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • eSIM-based connected car tech
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • 360-degree camera
  • ADAS suite
  • 6-speaker Harman Kardon sound system
  • Electric parking brake with auto hold

The boot volume has increased from 259 litres in the XUV300 to 295 litres in the XUV 3XO, thanks to a reprofiled boot floor.


Mahindra XUV 3XO: The XUV 3XO retains the same engines as the XUV300 but with new gearbox options. The engines include:

  • 117hp, 300Nm, 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel
  • 111hp, 200Nm, 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol
  • 131hp, 230Nm, 1.2-litre three-cylinder direct injection turbo-petrol

The 111hp turbo-petrol engine now comes with a 6-speed torque converter unit, also available on the 131hp turbo-petrol engine, replacing the previous AMT gearbox. The diesel engine continues with its AMT gearbox.

Mahindra XUV300: The older model features the same engine options but lacks the advanced gearbox choices offered in the XUV 3XO.


Variant Mahindra XUV 3XO Price (Ex-Showroom) Mahindra XUV300 Price (Ex-Showroom)
Base Variant Rs. 7.49 Lakh Rs. 7.99 Lakh
Mid Variant Rs. 8.99 – 11.69 Lakh Rs. 8.66 – 12.30 Lakh
Upper Mid Variant Rs. 10.69 – 14.49 Lakh Rs. 11.51 – 13.15 Lakh
Top Variant Rs. 11.99 – 15.49 Lakh Rs. 12.61 – 14.76 Lakh

The XUV 3XO offers an eight-trim lineup (MX1, MX2, MX2 Pro, MX3, MX3 Pro, AX5, AX7, AX7 Luxury) across 25 variants, while the XUV300 has five trims (W2, W4, W6, W8, W8 Optional) also across 25 variants.


  • Base Trims: The XUV 3XO offers savings up to Rs. 50,000 with enhanced features.
  • Mid Variants: The XUV300 provides better value at the lower end, while the XUV 3XO excels at the upper price band with savings up to Rs. 1.34 Lakh.
  • Top-end Trims: The XUV 3XO offers superb value at the lower spectrum, while the XUV300 matches at the upper end.


Both the Mahindra XUV 3XO and the XUV300 offer balanced packages in the compact SUV segment. The XUV 3XO presents a contemporary, modern look with enhanced features and advanced safety technologies, making it a standout choice. The XUV300, known for its affordability and classic SUV appeal, continues to offer great value. While the XUV300 excels in affordability, the XUV 3XO justifies its similar price range with updated features and technologies, making it a better value for those considering upper-mid and top-end trims.