Mahindra XUV 700 is the most hyped vehicle of 2021. There are rumours that Mahindra might launch the XUV 700 on 15th August but as of now, it is not confirmed yet. There have been several spy shots of the SUV. Now, it has again been spied but the video is much better and we can get more information from it. The video is uploaded on YouTube by The Fat Biker.
In the video, we can see clearly how the front end looks. It is without a doubt much aggressive than the current one. The dimensions and the wheelbase of the SUV also look bigger than the XUV 500. All the lighting elements on the SUV are LEDs. The headlamps also have an auto high beam feature that will turn on when the car crosses 80 kmph. Mahindra calls this feature Auto Booster Headlamps.
The grille has six vertical slats that give an imposing front look to the SUV. It also comes with dynamic turn indicators that swipe in the direction you want to turn. The XUV 700 uses 18-inch alloy wheels that run on 235-section tyres. It also comes with a 360-degree camera and flush sitting door handles.
The XUV 700 is also expected to come with ADAS or Advanced Driver Aids System. It will include Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking. According to the rumours, the XUV 700 is currently undergoing testing for ADAS.
It will also come with at least six airbags, traction control, stability program, hill start assist, hill hold control, rollover mitigation, four-disc brakes, an Anti-lock braking system with Electronic brake distribution, cornering brake control and much more. There will also drive modes on offer and there could also be off-road modes on the higher variants.
Engine and transmission
Mahindra will be offering class-leading engines with the XUV 700. There will be a 2.0-litre mStallion petrol engine that was showcased at the Auto Expo 2020 and there will be a reworked 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine.
The petrol engine will come with direct injection and it will also be turbocharged. The engine will produce 200 PS of max power. The diesel engine on the other hand will produce 185 PS of max power. The torque outputs are currently not disclosed but we expect them to be somewhere around 380 Nm for both engines.
Mahindra will offer both the engines with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox sourced from Aisin. There will also be an all-wheel-drive on offer on the higher variants of the XUV 700.
The XUV 700 will compete against the MG Hector Plus, Tata Safari and recently launched Hyundai Alcazar. The XUV 700 is significantly powerful than the competitors when compared to other petrol SUVs. Only the Tata Safari is not offered with a petrol engine. The MG Hector comes with a 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine that produces 143 PS whereas the Alcazar gets a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated engine that produces 159 PS.
The diesel engine of the XUV 700 is also more powerful than the competitors. The Alcazar’s 1.5-litre diesel engine produces 115 PS whereas the 2.0-litre diesel engine of Safari and Hector Plus produces 170 PS.