6 Features New Mahindra XUV 3XO Gets Over Tata Nexon | V3Cars

Mahindra’s B2-segment SUV, the XUV300, is back with a thoroughly revised design, updated features and a new name – the XUV 3XO. The 2024 XUV 3XO is Mahindra’s answer to new and updated rivals such as the Tata Nexon, Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Hyundai Venue and the Kia Sonet. The carmaker has added several new features to their B2-segment SUV to woo customers to their showrooms.

2024 Mahindra XUV 3XO Features Over Tata Nexon

In this article, we take a look at 6 features the new Mahindra XUV 3XO gets over the 2024 Tata Nexon.  


While both the Tata Nexon and new XUV 3XO get 6 airbags, 3-point seatbelts for all passengers, anti-lock braking system (ABS) and electronic stability control (ESC) as standard, the Mahindra SUV has one safety feature that customers demand from new vehicles these days – ADAS.

The 2024 Mahindra XUV 3XO offers ADAS features such as:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Auto emergency braking 
  • Forward collision warning
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane keeping assist
  • High beam assist

The outgoing Mahindra XUV300 boasted a 5-star safety rating for adult occupant protection and 4-star rating for child occupant protection by the Global NCAP. In comparison, the updated Tata Nexon scored a 5-star safety rating for both adult and child occupant protection. The new Mahindra XUV 3XO is likely to be crash tested by Bharat NCAP soon and we expect it to retain its 5-star safety rating. 

2. Panoramic Sunroof

Mahindra are capitalising on the Indian car buyers’ love for sunroof by offering the new XUV 3XO with a segment-first panoramic sunroof. Although the panoramic sunroof feature is limited to the top AX7 and AX7 Luxury variant only, Mahindra offer a single-pane sunroof from the MX2 Pro onwards.

In comparison, the 2024 Nexon only gets a single-pane sunroof and it too is available from the 3rd Smart Plus S variant of the SUV onwards.

Sunroof - Feature Explained

3. 17-Inch Alloy Wheels

The top AX7 and AX7 Luxury variant of the new XUV 3XO comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, while the base and mid variants come with 16-inch steel and alloy wheels, respectively. In comparison, the Tata Nexon comes with 16-inch alloy wheels with aero-inserts from the Creative variant onwards. The lower Smart and Pure variants of the Nexon get 16-inch steel wheels.

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4. Electronic Parking Brake 

The XUV 3XO variants that offer ADAS – the AX5 Luxury and AX7 Luxury – offer an electronic parking brake with auto hold function. The other variants of Mahindra’s B2-segment SUV get a conventional handbrake. In comparison, the Nexon comes with a conventional handbrake. However, it offers hill hold control right from the base Smart variant.

An electronic parking brake offers enhanced convenience and safety as you don't need to keep your foot on the brake pedal when stopped at a light or in traffic. This can be especially helpful for stop-and-go driving, reducing leg fatigue. When you press the accelerator, the auto hold feature automatically disengages and you can drive away. Auto hold also prevents your car from rolling unintentionally, especially on hills.

5. Adjustable Headrest For 2nd Row Middle Passenger

The Mahindra XUV 3XO offers an adjustable headrest for 2nd row middle passenger from the AX5 variant onwards. There are a couple of advantages to having an adjustable headrest for the 2nd-row middle passenger. Firstly, an adjustable headrest allows passengers of various heights to find a comfortable position that properly supports their head and neck. This can help prevent neck strain and injuries during sudden stops or collisions. It also offers enhanced passenger experience, especially on longer journeys.

The Tata Nexon does not offer an adjustable headrest for 2nd row middle passenger in any of its variants.

Adjustable Headrests - Feature Explained

6. Ambient Sounds And 9-Band Equaliser

The top AX7 and AX7 Luxury variants of the Mahindra XUV 3XO come with a premium Harman Kardon music system that offers ambient sounds and a segment-first 9-band equaliser. The latter allows users to tune music coming out of the speakers to their liking, making it a delightful feature for audiophiles.

The Nexon too offers comprehensive sound settings as part of the JBL speaker system available in the top Fearless Plus S variant. However, it does not offer ambient sounds.   

Mahindra XUV 3XO Vs Tata Nexon – Base Variants Compared

The 2024 Mahindra XUV 3XO offers several features as standard right from the base variant that are only available in the mid or top variants of the Tata Nexon. They include:

  • Push Button Start Stop
  • Height Adjustable Seatbelts
  • Electrically Adjustable ORVM
  • Front Centre Armrest
  • Rear AC Vents
  • 60:40 Split Rear Seats

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Nikil Jonathan

Nikil's a huge fan of classic cars, especially Italian beauties such as the Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint and the Iso Grifo. His love for cars and bikes originated when he first laid his eyes on a poster of the Ferrari F40 and the MV Agusta F4 when he was just a child. He also loves all things analogue, especially vintage cameras and turntables.


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