Mahindra will be unveiling the XUV 700 SUV soon. Earlier, the pictures of the SUV were leaked online and people did not like the design of the SUV. However, those pictures were skewed as now a video has surfaced online which shows the XUV 700 in its new red colour and it does look quite handsome.
The video has been uploaded on YouTube by MRD Cars. It is a short video but we can see the SUV clearly and it does look very different from the pictures that were leaked earlier. It is also carrying the new Mahindra logo. The XUV 700 will be the first vehicle that will be getting the new logo.
At the rear, we can see the arrow-shaped LED tail lamps and a silver faux skid plate. We can also see a rear wiper, a high mounted stop lamp and a shark-fin antenna. There are pronounced wheel arches and a rear bulge over the rear wheel arch just like the XUV 500 has. It also gets flush sitting door handles. It is not known whether they will be electrically assisted or the person would have to pull them out themselves.
All the pillars are coloured in black except the A-pillar and there is a chrome belt that runs below the window. There are multi-spoke alloy wheels that look like they have a diamond-cut design. Then we come to the front where we can see LED headlamps. There is a C-shaped LED Daytime Running Lamp that surrounds the headlamp. We also get a look at the front grille which is huge and gets 6 vertical slats along with the new Mahindra logo.
Engine and gearbox
We do know that Mahindra will offer the XUV 700 with a petrol and a diesel engine. There will be a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine and a 2.2-litre diesel engine. Both the engines will be the most powerful in the segment.
The petrol engine will produce around 200 PS of max power while the diesel engine will produce 185 PS of max power. Both the engines will be offered with a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox or a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Mahindra will also offer an all-wheel-drive option on the higher variants. This would make XUV 700 unique in its segment because no other competitor offers an all-wheel-drive powertrain as of now.
The XUV 700 will be equipped with a lot of features. It will come with the largest in segment panoramic sunroof, dual screens just like we have seen on Mercedes-Benz models and a new user interface which Mahindra is calling AdrenoX. It will also get Sony powered speaker system, air purifier, electric adjustment for driver seat, push-button to start/stop, keyless entry and much more.
Launch, pricing and competitors
According to the rumours, the XUV 700 will be showcased on 15th August but the launch will happen on 2nd October. These are the same dates that were chosen to launch the Thar last year. The pricing of the XUV 700 is expected to start from Rs. 16 lakhs ex-showroom. It will be going against Hyundai Alcazar, MG Hector Plus and Tata Safari.