Mahindra gifts XUV700 SUV as offering to Guruvayur temple in Kerala

Mahindra, one of India’s biggest SUV manufacturers, made an offering of a brand-new XUV700 premium SUV to a temple in Kerala as part of a ritual. The XUV700 has been handed over to the Guruvayur temple in Kerala. Mahindra launched the all-new XUV700 in 2021, and it quickly became popular among buyers. It is currently the most technologically advanced SUV sold by Mahindra, bringing ADAS level-2 features to affordable cars in India. The XUV700 offered to the temple is actually the top-end AX7 automatic variant.

Mahindra gifts XUV700 SUV as offering to Guruvayur temple in Kerala
R Velusamy handing over the keys of XUV700

The keys to the car were handed over to Guruvayur Devaswom board chairman Dr. V.K. Vijayan. Mr. R Velusamy, the Product head of Mahindra, handed over the keys to the temple representative. The XUV700 petrol automatic SUV was offered to the temple. The Mahindra XUV700 is available with both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol version uses a 2.0-litre mStallion turbocharged engine that generates 200 Ps and 380 Nm of peak torque. The diesel version of the SUV uses a 2.2-litre mHawk turbocharged engine that is available in two states of tune.

The lower variants generate 155 Ps and 360 Nm of peak torque, while the higher variants generate 185 Ps and 450 Nm of peak torque. Mahindra has offered a white-colored XUV700 to the temple. The price for the Mahindra XUV700 starts at Rs 14.01 lakh, ex-showroom, and goes up to Rs 26.18 lakh, ex-showroom. The AX7 petrol automatic variant of the XUV700 has an ex-showroom cost of Rs 22.37 lakh. The Mahindra XUV700 offers premium features like a panoramic sunroof, adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, leatherette upholstery, and twin 10.25-inch digital screens on the dashboard. One of them acts as a touchscreen infotainment system, while the other is a fully digital instrument cluster. The SUV also comes with a 360-degree camera feature that helps work the ADAS feature efficiently.

Mahindra gifts XUV700 SUV as offering to Guruvayur temple in Kerala
Thar auctioned by Guruvayur temple

This is not the first time Mahindra has gifted a car to the Guruvayur temple in Kerala. In 2021, the manufacturer gifted the Mahindra Thar AX soft top variant. The car was initially auctioned to Mr. Ali, which created a lot of controversy. Later, the first auction was canceled, and it was later auctioned to Vignesh Vijayakumar, a Non-Resident Indian businessman from Dubai, for Rs 50 lakh, including taxes. The Mahindra Thar offered to the temple was actually the AX soft top variant. The pictures of the SUV are already available online. As this is the base variant, it does not come with alloy wheels or other features that higher variants come with. It comes with white-painted steel rims, basic interiors, no infotainment system, side-facing bench seats for rear passengers, AC, and so on.

Mahindra launched a rear-wheel-drive (RWD) version of the Thar in the market earlier this year. The car is available with a smaller 1.5-litre diesel engine and a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. Mahindra is currently working on a couple of new models for the market. One of them is the Thar 5-door, which is expected to be unveiled globally in the next couple of months. The official launch of the SUV is expected to happen sometime next year.

Via: News18 Malayalam