Mahindra XUV700 might be the most hyped vehicle of 2021. Mahindra has started to tease the features of the upcoming SUV. As of now, there is no confirmation from the manufacturer regarding the launch date. However, some rumours say that the XUV700 could get unveiled on 15th August i.e. Independence Day. The price range of the XUV700 is expected to start from Rs. 16 lakhs ex-showroom and go all the way up to Rs. 22 lakhs ex-showroom. Here is everything we know about the new flagship from Mahindra.
Mahindra will offer the XUV700 with a 2.0-litre mStallion turbo petrol engine and a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine. Both the engines will be offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox as well as a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The turbo petrol engine will produce 200 bhp of max power while the diesel engine would produce 185 bhp. The torque output of both engines is expected to be around 380 Nm. The XUV700 will also be the only SUV in the segment that would be offered with a 4×4 drivetrain.
Mahindra has teased Skyroof for the XUV 700. The SUV would come with a panoramic sunroof. All the competitors of the XUV 700 do come with a panoramic sunroof but the XUV 700 would come with the largest panoramic sunroof in the segment.
Dual-screen infotainment display
From the spy shots, it is quite clear how the interior would look. There would be a dual-screen infotainment system. Both the screens will sit simultaneously side by side horizontally. This gives an effect that there is one very widescreen. We first saw this design on Mercedes-Benz models. The centre screen would be the main infotainment system while the second screen would be the instrument cluster for the driver.
Auto Booster headlamps
This is another feature that the manufacturer has teased. The XUV 700 would come with an auto high beam feature that Mahindra calls Auto Booster headlamps. When the SUV crosses 80 kmph, the additional headlamps would turn on to provide better illumination. The additional lamps would increase the throw of light and would increase the visibility. Mahindra is using LED units for all the lighting elements in the XUV 700.
Smart Door handles
The XUV 500 came with vertical door handles that were inspired by a Cheetah’s claw. Well, the XUV 700 would also feature a new type of door handles that will sit flush with the bodywork. We have seen these types of door handles on premium vehicles. XUV 700 would be the most affordable vehicle to get flush sitting door handles. It is not yet known if the door handles will be power operated or it will be a simple lever type.
Personalised Safety Alerts
Modern vehicles now come with a speed alert system that beeps once when the vehicle crosses 80 kmph and it continuously beeps when the vehicle crosses 120 kmph. Well, Mahindra is taking this safety feature a step ahead. The SUV would be able to deliver a personalized message that would tell you to slow down in the voice of your loved ones.