Mahindra launched XUV700 last year and it quickly became a popular SUV among buyers. It was offered several segment first features and that too at an attractive price tag. Even now as we write this article, waiting period on XUV700 is months. We have started spotting XUV700 on the road and there are several videos related to the SUV available online as well. We have seen several drag race videos of Mahindra XUV700 with SUVs like Toyota Fortuner and some of them have been featured on our website as well. Here we have a video where XUV700 diesel AT is competing with Toyota Legender 4×2 in a drag race.
The video has been uploaded by Indian CarWala on their YouTube channel. In this video, the vlogger talks about the drag race and mentions that both SUVs will offer a tight competition to each other. The XUV700 is powered by a 2.2 litre turbocharged diesel engine that generates 185 Ps and 450 Nm of peak torque. The Toyota Legender on the other hand gets a 2.8 litre turbocharged diesel engine that generates 205 Ps and 500 Nm of peak torque. Vlogger chose a small stretch of road with no traffic on it.
Vlogger was in his Mahindra XUV700 and the Toyota Fortuner was being driven by his friend. Both of them line up the SUVs for the race and in the first round, Legender takes the lead as the vlogger forgot to shift the gear after slotting it to manual. For the second round, both the SUV line up again and the race starts. Just like the first round, Toyota Legender moved off the line quickly while XUV700 took some time. It should be noted that the XUV700 is now in automatic mode and the traction control and the AC is turned off.
The race starts and few seconds after starting the race, the XUV700 starts to overtake the Legender and take the lead. The SUV won the second round and several other rounds after that. The result remained the same. Legender is quick off the line but, XUV700 overtakes it halfway through the race. After several rounds, vlogger decides to switch the drivers. He was now sitting in the Legender while his friend was now driving the XUV700. It was then that the vlogger realised the the AC in the Legender was on all this time. He turns the switch off and prepares for the next round.
In this round, the Legender took off the starts line and maintained the lead throughout the race and won the round. He then hops back into his XUV700 and attempts to do one more round with the AC turned off. The vlogger was launching the car in a better manner when compared to his friend. Even this could have been a reason why Legender was losing the race. The last round starts and the Legender picks up speed. It felt like the XUV700 was going to lose but surprisingly, it managed to overtake the Legender and win the race. It definitely took a lot more time than it took in the previous rounds. Both SUVs performed well and the vlogger announced XUV700 as the winner. He mentions that although Legender generates more power and torque, the power to weight ratio of Legender is similar to XUV700 and that is why it could manage to win against the Legender.