Mahindra XUV700 Blaze Edition Limited To 2,500 Units: Video Walkaround

mahindra xuv700 blaze edition walkaround review

Mahindra recently launched a special edition of their popular SUV, the XUV 700. The brand is calling this as the XUV 700 Blaze Edition. This new version of the SUV offers some interesting changes which we will discuss today via a YouTube video uploaded by Fuel Injected.

The Youtuber has titled this video as “Lamborghini se bhi Rare Car” (a car rarer than a Lamborghini) as Mahindra will only make 2500 units of the XUV 700 Blaze Edition. This version of the SUV combines the elements from the dark edition with a unique red color which Mahindra calls as the Matte Blaze Red.

The pricing for this special edition XUV 700 starts at Rs. 24.24 lakhs and goes up to Rs. 26.04 lakhs ex-showroom. On the other hand, the price for the regular XUV 700 starts at Rs. 13.99 lakhs and goes up to Rs. 26.99 lakhs. The Blaze Edition costs Rs. 25,000 more than the variants it is based on.

The video starts with the exterior of the car which has the most evident change, the all new matte red paint job. Additionally, the front grille, alloy wheels, ORVMs, pillars and the roof are finished in Mahindra’s own Napoli Black. These black elements beautifully compliment the color of the SUV.

Mahindra XUV700 Blaze Edition Limited To 2,500 Units: Video Walkaround

The exterior features Blaze Edition badge on the side profile and the rear. This edition comes with an entirely blacked out cabin which has never been offered in the XUV 700. However, the roof liner is still finished in beige.

The cabin features various glossy black elements to add to the premium-ness. Additionally, red elements and stitching is added at multiple places including red stitching on the seat upholstery, armrest, dashboard, & steering wheel and red trims around the centre console, and AC vents.

This edition is based on the fully loaded top end trim of the XUV 700 which is the AX7L seven seater. Hence, it offers all the features including ADAS, 360 degree camera, ventilated front seats, LED lights, panoramic sunroof, dual 10.25-inch displays for the infotainment system & instrument cluster, dual zone AC, drive modes, electronic parking brake and much more.

Under the hood, the XUV700 offers two powerful engine options. The first is a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine, which delivers an impressive 197 BHP of power at 5,000 rpm and 380 Nm of torque at 1,750-3,000 rpm.

Alternatively, consumers can opt for the 2.2-litre diesel engine, available in two tunes: 153 BHP (lower variants) and 182 BHP (higher variants). This robust engine generates a torque output ranging from 360 Nm to 450 Nm, depending on the transmission chosen. Both engines are mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed automatic transmission.

The XUV 700 Blaze Edition is available in FWD configuration only. Buyers can opt for manual or automatic with the diesel engine but the petrol engine is available only with the automatic transmission.

The turbo petrol-engined XUV700 is very smooth and peppy but best suited for those who drive short daily distances that total to less than say 600 Kms a month. This is because the petrol engine lugging the big, heavy XUV700 can prove to be quite thirsty, delivering about 6-8 Kmpl in the city. For those who drive a lot more, the more fuel efficient diesel is the better bet. It’s got plenty of performance too.