Mahindra all-new XUV700 will soon make its way into the Indian market. While Mahindra is testing the vehicle under a heavy camouflage for quite some time now, the official launch has got delayed to next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic in India and related lockdowns. Nonetheless, the Mahindra has officially revealed the name of the vehicle earlier this year. Now there is a lot of new information about the XUX700 coming from the sources. The latest one says that the diesel engine of the Mahindra XUV700 is getting tested in three different states of tunes.
As per the information on T-BHP by Ram87Pune, Mahindra is testing the diesel engine in three different states of tunes. The upcoming XUV700 will get a 2.2-litre diesel engine. Currently, there are different test mules that are powered by three different engine tunes.
The least powerful tune is the 180 Bhp tune and there is the most powerful one, which is the 210 Bhp. In between, there is a 190 Bhp option available too. The 210 Bhp engine generates a massive torque of 450 Nm and Mahindra may launch it with the facelifted version of the XUV700. We are not sure if the engine will be available with the XUV700 at the time of the launch.
The 2.2-litre diesel engine will also offer segment-best refinement and will be high driveability. There is no news on the petrol engine at this time. However, Mahindra is likely to use the 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine to power the all-new XUV700.
Headlamps failed in the test because of brightness
According to the same information, Mahindra’s HID units were not approved by ARAI because they were too bright. Mahindra had to calibrate the headlamps and bring down the brightness. The vehicle will be available with both HID and LED set-ups. The LEDs will be available only with the top-end variants. As we already know, there will be 11 variants available with the XUV700.
Mahindra will start the Standard Operating Procedure of the XUV700 by August end due to the shortage of semiconductors in the market. Also, there is a shortage of the all-digital instrument cluster. The displays are supplied by Visteon. So there is a possibility that Mahindra may launch the higher-end variants with the analogue cluster or delay the deliveries of the variants that will offer the digital instrument cluster.
The all-new XUV700 will take on the likes of MG Hector Plus, Tata Safari and the upcoming Hyundai Alcazar. Mahindra planned to launch the vehicle later this year but due to the pandemic situation, the launch is now delayed. Also, the Mahindra Thar is going through an unprecedented demand and the waiting period has increased to almost one year in a few regions of the country. Mahindra is reportedly working to ramp up the production and bring down the waiting period on the new Thar.
The all-new XUV700 will be launched in the Quarter2 of 2021, which means that the launch will happen sometime between April and June. It will become the new flagship of the brand.