Olympian Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian to win a gold medal in Athletics. The whole nation started celebrating the only gold medal at the 2020 Olympics. As the nation celebrated and announced prizes for the new gold medalist, Mahindra Group’s Chairman, Anand Mahindra also promised to gift a Mahindra XUV700 to the ace javelin thrower.
Anand Mahindra announced the same while responding to a w tweet on the social media platform. A follower of Anand Mahindra asked him to gift the upcoming Mahindra XUV700 to Neeraj Chopra. Anand Mahindra said “Yes indeed, it will be my personal privilege and honour to gift our Golden Athlete an XUV700”.
While responding to the Tweet, Anand Mahindra even tagged Mahindra’s Executive Director Rajesh Jejurikar and Mahindra CEO, Automobile Division, Vijay Nakra. Anand Mahindra asked them to keep the XUV700 ready for the Olympian.
Following the response of Anand Mahindra, Pratap Bose, the newly appointed head of design at Mahindra and Mahindra hinted that they will make a customised version for the Olympian. He even said that the team at Mahindra have a few ideas cooking up and they will share the same.
Mahindra is known to gift vehicles to successful sports personalities in India. In the past, many have received brand-new vehicles from Anand Mahindra. The brand has even gifted customised Thar to the 2016 Olympics medal winners – PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik.
As Mahindra is working to launch the all-new XUV700 in the Indian market, we may see him announcing the all-new vehicle as a gift to the new champions. The all-new Mahindra XUV700 will be revealed in the Indian market on around 15th August and the launch is expected to happen in the following weeks.
The all-new Mahindra XUV700 will come with some state-of-the-art technology and many segment-first features. The seven-seater will become the new flagship of the manufacturer. The all-new XUV700 will be positioned as a premium product from the brand and will offer a plethora of luxurious features.
However, the all-new Thar remains high in demand in the market and depending on the city and the variant you choose, you may have to wait for months and even more than a year.
The all-new Thar is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 150 Bhp and a peak torque of 320 Nm. The 2.2-litre diesel engines offer a maximum of 130 PS and a peak torque of 320 Nm. Both the engine options are available with a manual as well as an automatic transmission option.
The SUV is available with three rooftop options. There is a hardtop, a soft rooftop and a convertible soft top. The cabin also gets a slew of new additions like front-facing rear seats, a touchscreen infotainment system, ABS, airbags, and two airbags, cruise control, traction control, VSM and more. Mahindra Thar is the first off-road vehicle in India that has scored a 4-star safety rating.