The XUV700 is selling like hotcakes for Mahindra. The manufacturer now is trying to reduce the waiting period as it has been stretched to up to a year. Mahindra priced the XUV700 from just Rs. 12.49 lakhs ex-showroom. This makes the SUV very attractive and people are considering buying the base variant of the XUV700 as it comes with a decent list of equipment. Here, we have a video of the MX variant of the XUV700.
The video is uploaded on YouTube by Motor Planet Official and it shows us what all a person will get if he opts for the MX variant. The video starts by telling us that the MX variant is offered only as a 5-seater. Because of its pricing, the base variant competes against the mid-size SUVs like Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq, Volkswagen Taigun and Hyundai Creta.
The host shows us the key fob of the vehicle. It is a flip key that comes with central locking and you can also open the boot straight from the key fob. When you unlock the SUV, the headlamps turn on. Then you would notice that the MX variant comes with halogen headlamps, you do not get LED Daytime Running Lamps or fog lamps.
There are 17-inch steel wheels that use 235/65 tyres. The outside rearview mirrors are finished in glossy black colour and you also get LED turn indicators on them. Mahindra does offer electric adjustment for ORVMs. You still get flush-sitting door handles which pop out when you press them.
At the rear, there are LED tail lamps and there is no variant badging. You do get rear parking sensors but there is no rear parking camera. Because there are no third-row seats, there is huge boot space. There is no rear wiper with a washer but you do get a high mounted stop lamp.
Even in the base variant, you get audio mounted steering wheel controls which is a good thing. You also get a smaller touchscreen infotainment system that supports Android Auto.
There are analogue dials with a multi-information display, manual air conditioning, all power windows, LED cabin light, adjustable headrests, USB port, height adjustment for the driver seat, Type-C charging port, rear AC vents, bottle holders and a manual parking brake.
The MX variant that we see in the video is equipped with a diesel engine. It produces 155 PS of max power and 360 Nm of peak torque. It is offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox only.
On the higher variants, the power output is increased to 185 PS of max power and 420 Nm of peak torque. It is offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. The torque output is increased to 450 Nm if you opt for the automatic transmission.
You can also get the MX variant with a petrol engine. Unlike, the diesel engine, the petrol engine has not been detuned. So, even the base variant produces 200 PS of max power and 380 Nm of peak torque. The base variant is only offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox whereas the higher variants get an option of a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission.