Recently, some pictures of the production version of the upcoming Mahindra XUV 700 were leaked online. There were mixed reactions to how the SUV looked. The XUV 700 will be the new flagship SUV for the homegrown manufacturer. Someone has rendered the XUV 700’s spy pictures in different colours. So, now we have three new shades for the XUV 700. There is silver, black and blue whereas the original picture that was leaked had an XUV 700 finished in copper brown colour. We also know that there will be a maroon colour once the SUV was launched as there was a spy shot in the same colour.
The launch of the SUV is expected to happen on 2nd October just like the homegrown manufacturer did with the new generation Thar. However, still, Mahindra has not yet announced anything officially. The main competitors of the Mahindra XUV 700 will be the Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus and the Hyundai Alcazar. But because of the pricing, it will also go against the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos.
Unique in its segment
One advantage that the XUV 700 has over its rivals is that it is an all-new product based on an all-new platform. When you notice the Safari, Alcazar and the Hector Plus are based on their 5-seater versions. So, if you want your vehicle to look unique and stand out from the crowd, the XUV 700 is the right pick for you.
Engine and gearbox
The XUV 700 would be the most powerful SUV in its segment. Mahindra would offer the XUV 700 with both a petrol and a diesel engine unlike some of its rivals. You would be able to get both the engines with 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.
The XUV 700 will be the only SUV in the segment that will offer an all-wheel drive. This information has been confirmed on Mahindra’s website. However, the all-wheel-drive system would be offered only on the higher variants, the lower variants would have a front-wheel-drive layout.
The 2.0-litre mStallion petrol engine would be producing 200 PS while the 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine would produce 185 PS. The torque output of both engines is not yet known. What we do know is that both the engines should be very refined and smooth. The diesel engine would also come with drive modes, namely “Zip”, “Zap” and “Zoom”.
Lots of features
Mahindra would be offering a lot of features with the XUV 700. They have already started teasing the upcoming features of the SUV. It would come with C-shape LED Daytime Running Lamps and LED headlamps. At the rear, there would also be LED tail lamps that look like arrows. Mahindra has also teased auto-booster functionality for the headlamps.
The infotainment system would run a new AdrenoX suite. So, there would be dual horizontal screens placed seamlessly. The centre one would be the touchscreen infotainment system while the other one would be the digital driver’s display. The infotainment system would have Alexa connectivity and will be connected to a sound system sourced from Sony.
Other features include dual-zone climate control with an air purifier, embedded SIM connectivity, panoramic sunroof, flush sitting door handles, personalized safety alerts and driver drowsiness detection.