Mahindra has issued a recall for the XUV700 diesel all-wheel drive (AWD) variants. The recall has to do with the bolts of the propeller shaft. The recall aims to check the bolts of the prop shaft, and replace them if necessary. The recall is classified as ‘Critical Service Action’, which means that the recall must take place immediately. As is the case with such critical service actions, Mahindra dealers are expected to have already notified customers to bring their vehicles in for the service action. If you’re a Mahindra XUV700 Diesel AWD owner reading this, do get in touch with your dealer right away as this is an issue that you cannot afford to ignore.
The XUV700 has been a runaway success for Mahindra, and the automaker is saddled with a massive order book. In fact, there are year-long waiting times for many variants of the Mahindra XUV700, so much so that the SUV is commanding a premium in the used car market. A monocoque SUV that’s available with both front wheel drive and all wheel drive layouts, the XUV700 sits at the very top of Mahindra’s vehicle line-up in India.
It’s sold with two engine options – a 2 liter turbocharged petrol that makes 197 Bhp-380 Nm (370 Nm on the manual trims), and a 2.2 liter turbocharged diesel that is offered in two states of tune: 153 Bhp-360 Nm, and 182 Bhp-420 Nm. 6 speed manual gearboxes are standard on both engines while a 6 speed torque converter automatic gearbox is offered as an option with both engines. However, only the diesel powered version of the XUV700 gets an all wheel drive option.
The Mahindra XUV700 scored a full 5 stars in the Global NCAP crash test, and is rated to be one of the safest mass market SUVs sold in India. In fact, the SIV has acquitted itself quite well in multiple real life accidents, and is known to be extremely stable at high speeds. The XUV700 is loaded with safety features. The Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) suite on the XUV700 offers adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking, lane assist, lane departure warning, high beam assist, traffic sign recognition and a slew of other advanced safety aids. Apart from these high-tech features, the XUV700 also has ABS+EBD, 7 airbags, traction control, ESP, tyre pressure monitoring system, blind spot monitoring and disc brakes on all four wheels.
One of the most luxurious cars ever built by Mahindra, the XUV700 gets a panoramic sunroof in its higher trims. The sunroof, coupled to beige-coloured interiors, makes the XUV700’s cabin a very pleasant place to be in. Prices for the Mahindra XUV700 start from Rs. 13.18 lakh, going all the way up to Rs. 24.58 lakh.