Earlier this month, Mahindra officially announced that the name of their upcoming 7-seater SUV is going to be XUV700. It is one of the most awaited launches from the brand this year and is expected to be launched in the market in the second half of 2021. The upcoming XUV700 has been spotted testing on our roads several times. This upcoming XUV will replace the XUV500 which is currently available on sale. When launched, Mahindra XUV700 will be the flagship SUV in their line up (As they might discontinue Alturas G4). Before the official launch, Mahindra has now listed the upcoming XUV700 on their official website.
As mentioned above, with the launch of XUV700, the production of current generation XUV500 will come to a stop. Mahindra is expected to bring back the XUV500 in the market in future. it is expected to be a 5-seater version of the 7-seater SUV that is expected to launch this year. The all-new XUV700 has been spotted several times and it is clear that it gets an all-new design. It is based on a Mahindra’s new W601 platform. The front gets an aggressive design. The front headlamps are going to be LED units and they actually look like an extended part of the front grille.
The headlamp even has an extension down towards the bumper which is expected to include the LED DRLs and turn indicators. From the spy pictures that we have seen in the past, the fog lamps on this SUV are placed on the lower part of the bumper. Coming to the side profile, there are flush-fitting door handles. It is the first vehicle in this segment to get this feature. The side profile, the all-new alloy wheels on the all-new XUV700 are also seen.
The all-new Mahindra XUV700 gets a redesigned look at the rear as well. It has a muscular looking rear bumper, LED tail lamps and a roof mounted spoiler. On the inside, the upcoming XUV700 is a huge jump from what we have seen in XUV500. The interiors are much more premium than before. One of the main highlights inside the all-new XUV700 will be the Mercedes-Benz like dual screen setup on the dashboard. One of the screens would be the touchscreen infotainment system that would support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The other screen would actually be the digital instrument cluster.
Other features that upcoming XUV700 is expected to offer include leather wrapped seats with electrical adjustments, huge panoramic sunroof, dual zone climate control, cruise control, electronic parking brake, multi-function steering wheel, Hill Hold Assist, traction control, ESP and so on. Mahindra had confirmed that the upcoming XUV700 will be available with both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol version is expected to be powered by a 2.0 litre mStallion turbo petrol and the diesel version is expected to be powered by a 2.2 litre mHawk turbo diesel engine option. Both petrol and diesel engine option are expected to come with manual and automatic gearbox options and Mahindra will also be offering 4WD as an option in some of the variants.