Mahindra is gearing up for the launch of the XUV 700 SUV. Mahindra is expecting it to have the same success that XUV 500 had. The manufacturer has started teasing the features of the SUV. Now, there is a new video that Mahindra has shared and it shows us the Driver’s Drowsiness feature. This safety feature will detect if the driver is feeling sleepy and will give him a nudge to wake him up.
There are also other features that Mahindra has teased till now. They have already teased smart door handles, Skyroof, personalized safety alerts and auto booster headlamps.
Smart door handles
The door handles of the XUV 700 will sit flush with the bodywork. It is still not known if they will be motorized or mechanical. The XUV 500 was also the first vehicle to come with vertical door handles that were inspired by Cheetah. The XUV 700 will be the most affordable SUV to use flush door handles.
Mahindra will offer a panoramic sunroof with the XUV 700. It will help in letting in a lot of light to the cabin making the cabin feel airy and spacious. Other SUVs in the segment also offer a panoramic SUV but Mahindra has fitted the largest in the segment panoramic sunroof to the XUV 700. The manufacturer is calling it Skyroof.
Personalized Safety alerts
The vehicles now come with a speed alert system that beeps at the driver when the speed crosses 80 kmph and it continuously beeps when the vehicle crosses 120 kmph. Mahindra has gone one step ahead and now you can configure your safety alerts in the voices of your loved ones. The theory here is that the driver would reduce the speed when he/she hears the voice of their loved ones who are saying to reduce the speed of the vehicle.
Auto booster headlamps
Mahindra will be offering an auto high beam feature with the XUV 700. They are calling it Auto Booster headlamps. The vehicle switches on the additional lamps when the SUV crosses the 80 kmph mark. This helps in increasing the visibility for the driver and he can look further ahead.
Most powerful in the segment
The XUV 700 will be offered with two engine options. There will be a 2.0-litre mStallion petrol engine and a 2.0-litre mHawk diesel engine. The engines are expected to set a new benchmark in terms of refinement. They will also be the most powerful in the segment.
The 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine will come with direct injection. It will produce 200 PS of max power and the diesel engine will produce 185 PS of max power. The torque output is expected to be around 380 Nm. Both the engines will be offered with a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox or a 6-speed manual gearbox. There will also be 4×4 on offer as Mahindra has confirmed this. So, the XUV 700 will be the only SUV in the segment to offer a 4×4 drivetrain.
Price and Competitors
The XUV 700 is expected to start from Rs. 16 lakhs ex-showroom and go all the way up to Rs. 22.5 lakhs ex-showroom. It will be going against Hyundai Alcazar, MG Hector Plus and Tata Safari.