Mahindra unveiled the XUV700 recently and it took the market by storm. They have already revealed that will be focusing only on true blue SUVs. They already have planned a line-up for the future. Here, we have a render of a sporty looking XUV 700 done by SRK Designs. It is the coupe version of the XUV 700. The video is uploaded on his YouTube channel and the artist is calling it the XUV700 Aero Edition.
Mahindra showcased the XUV500 Aero Concept at the Auto Expo 2016. It was essentially a coupe version of the XUV 00. At that time, the production version of the XUV500 Aero was cancelled because Mahindra would have been required to sell 2,000 units every month that too at a price of Rs. 20 Lakhs to make the project feasible. However, now the manufacturer has already greenlit the XUV900 Coupe project which will be based on the recently unveiled XUV 700.
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The render looks quite nice as it is finished in yellow with black accents. The front is very similar to the XUV700. However, the front bumper is different and does not have Mahindra’s six vertical slat grille. Instead, it gets a mesh design which gives a very sporty look. The bumper is also different and has faux carbon fibre and a skid plate.
At the side, the wheel arches get a carbon fibre effect and the alloy wheels are also new and look very nice. The roof and all the pillars are finished in black. The outside rearview mirrors get a carbon fibre finish. Most of the changes will be seen in the rear half of the SUV but the artist has not rendered the rear.
XUV 900 Coupe
The XUV 900 Coupe has been codenamed W620. As of now, there are no SUV Coupe’s available in the Indian market. The XUV900 would take the first-mover advantage. You can only get premium coupe SUVs like BMW X6, Audi Q8, Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe and Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe. The XUV900 would share its mechanical bits with the XUV700.
It would get the same platform as the XUV700. The engine options would be the same as the Thar, new generation Scorpio and the XUV 700. So, there would be a 2.0-litre turbocharged mStallion petrol engine and a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine. The petrol engine is expected to produce 210 PS while the diesel engine is expected to produce around 190 PS. Both the engines will come with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.
One of the biggest selling points of the XUV900 will be its design. Pratap Bose who recently joined Mahindra after leaving Tata Motors will be designing the XUV 900. He also designed the new twin peaks logo of Mahindra. The new SUV would be designed at Mahindra Automotive Design Europe (M.A.D.E) studio. The new automotive hub is located in Coventry, UK. The future SUVs of Mahindra will be designed here.