How was the Mahindra XUV700 designed: Designer explains

XUV700 is the latest offering from Mahindra in India. The SUV was officially launched earlier this month and bookings have also started. The manufacturer will be starting the deliveries of XUV700 by October 3o. Mahindra XUV700 is one of the most technologically advanced SUV from the manufacturer. It is currently the flagship model and is also the most modern looking Mahindra in the market. The manufacturer has now released a new video that explains how designers actually designed the new XUV700.

The video has been shared by Mahindra on XUV700’s official YouTube channel. In this video, Anis Ahmad, Pricipal designer, interiors and Nilay Dembi Senior Principal designer – Exteriors talk about the journey behind designing the new XUV700. Nilay Dembi starts by saying that the design team had one brief for the design of XUV700. The aim was to create an authentic SUV which had an unmissable presence.

The whole exterior design of the XUV700 was actually inspired by the AdrenoX technology in the XUV700. The team worked on getting the proportion of the SUV right and then thy moved to adding design elements that add character to the SUV. The exterior design team then started working on exterior features like adding all LED headlamps, twin C-shaped LED DRLs with dynamic LED turn indicator positioned between the DRLs. The front grille was actually made as an extension of the headlamp with vertical slats and Mahindra’s new logo in the middle.

How was the Mahindra XUV700 designed: Designer explains

The side profile design of XUV700 is sophisticated yet subtle. Anand Mahindra loved the overall design when he visited the design studio few years ago and he requested the team to not ruin the side profile by adding conventional door handles. That is when the design team came up with flush fitting smart door handles. The arrowhead tail lamps design adds to the modern and edgy feel of the XUV700’s exterior.

Just like the exteriors, interiors in the XUV700 also reflect technology and luxury features. After several discussions, the team finalised a clean layout for the dashboard where two 10.25 inch screens are placed horizontally. The colour theme on the infotainment screen is actually inspired from outer space.

The layered dashboard design made the cabin a lot more wider and welcoming. The interior design team made sure that the good quality materials are used inside the cabin to give the SUV a premium feel. The team added leather wrapped seats, panoramic sunroof, wireless phone charger and other features. The aim while designing the interiors was also to create a sophisticated which is confident and goes well with the AdrenoX technology in the car. In short the XUV700 was built around AdrenoX technology.

Mahindra XUV700 is available with two engine options. There is a 2.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine that generates 200 Ps and 380 Nm of peak torque. This engine is available with manual and automatic gearbox options. The diesel engine is a 2.2 litre turbocharged unit which is available in two states of tune. In the lower MX trims this engine generates 155 Ps and 360 Nm of peak torque. The higher AX trim generates 185 Ps and 420 Nm of torque in manual and 450 Nm of peak torque in automatic transmission.