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With prices for the XUV 3XO ranging between Rs 7.49 lakh to Rs 15.49 lakh, it seems Mahindra may have hit two birds with one stone; on one hand, it has undercut the major players such as the Kia Sonet, Tata Nexon, the Maruti Suzuki Brezza and Fronx, and the Hyundai Venue by a massive margin, while on the other hand, it also makes a case for itself against some of the midsize-segment SUVs.

Like we mentioned before, the Mahindra XUV 3XO retains the set of powertrains from before. The 1.2-litre turbo petrol with varying levels of output; the older one churns out 108 bhp and 20.32 kgm of torque, while the mStallion TGDi puts out 129 bhp and 25.49 kgm of torque. The 1.5-litre diesel produces 115 bhp and 30.59 kgm of torque. All three powertrains receive a six-speed manual transmission, and while the petrol variants get an Aisin-sourced 6-speed torque converter, the diesel gets an AMT as an option.

The interiors aren’t too different from its electric sibling, the XUV400

How many variants is the Mahindra XUV 3XO available in? As many as nine! Bi-halogen projector headlamps are available from the base variant onwards, and along with that, it comes packing with safety features such as six airbags, reverse parking sensors, seat belt reminder, height adjustable seat belts in the front, three-point seatbelts for all passengers, and ISOFIX child seat mounts. Higher variants give you access to equipment such as cruise control, wireless smartphone charging, twin-LED projector headlamps, panoramic sunroof, 17-inch diamond cut alloy rims, a Harman-Kardon premium sound system with an amplifier and sub-woofer, powered ORVMs, a 360-degree camera, cooled glovebox, and dual-zone climate control among other things. The XUV 3XO also gets Level-2 ADAS in the AX variant lineup.

The Mahindra XUV 3XO retains its profile

On the design front, the XUV 3XO gets heavy updates; there’s now a solid gloss black panel on the nose, which tries to replicate Mahindra’s trademark slat grille effect with the set of chrome bars. The profile remains more or less unchanged, save for the new diamond-cut alloy rims, while the rear follows the trend with connecting tail-lights, in a manner that may remind you of a certain French car. Keep guessing.

The rear might remind you of something else

How’s the Mahindra XUV 3XO going to be in terms of driving? We’re going to answer that question soon enough; stay tuned for our review!