Mahindra XUV700 is Australia’s cheapest 7 seat car: Reviewer impressed [Video]

The Mahindra XUV700 has been out for quite some time now, but despite being in the market for a considerable amount of time, people are still getting blown away by this SUV. This is not only the case in India, but it has now also become the case for people from international markets as well. As we know, the Mahindra XUV700 is also offered in Australia, and recently it has been reported that the XUV700 has taken the spot as the most affordable 7-seater SUV in Australia. Furthermore, a video review of the Australian Mahindra XUV700 has been shared online.

The in-depth video review of the Mahindra XUV700 has been shared on YouTube by on their channel. It starts off with the reviewer giving an overview of the Mahindra XUV700 and mentioning that it has officially become the cheapest 7-seater SUV in Australia. Its direct rivals include models like the Kia Sorento, Nissan X-Trail, and Mitsubishi Outlander. The reviewer states that the base variant offered in Australia is the AX7 variant, which is the second top variant in India.

Moving on, the reviewer states that the company has priced the model very competitively at $36,000 for the base spec AX7 variant and $39,990 for the top spec AX7L variant. The reviewer adds that the model is a mid-size SUV, and this segment of SUVs is experiencing growing demand in Australia as a family vehicle. Following this, the presenter takes a seat inside the XUV700, and the first thing he mentions is that it is a huge improvement from the Mahindra XUV500, which was also available for sale in Australia.

Mahindra XUV700 is Australia’s cheapest 7 seat car: Reviewer impressed [Video]

He then shows the twin 10.25-inch displays and states that the XUV700 has a fairly equipped cabin with faux leather upholstery and a ton of other amenities. He notes that while the white leather interior looks good, it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, and Mahindra plans to offer darker colored interiors in Australia in the future. Additionally, he mentions that overall, the interior feels upmarket and there are no issues with the build quality as nothing squeaks or rattles. The presenter also points out that the two models can be distinguished by the interior features: the base variant gets a manual handbrake while the top-spec model gets an electronic parking brake.

The presenter then states that the front seats are very comfortable and offer electronic seat adjustment options, with the driver’s seat adjustment control located on the door, similar to a Mercedes. He also mentions that the top-spec model comes with a wireless charger in the front and a 360-degree camera. He further adds that the car has almost all the ADAS features, which is also a plus.

Moving on, he climbs into the second row of seats in the XUV700 and mentions that they sit a little higher than the front seats, providing great visibility of the front. He shows that the middle seat is also very comfortable and demonstrates the unique front passenger seat sliding lever. He then moves on to the rear seat of the SUV and mentions that although the seats are decent, they are not meant for adults and are best suited for children. He states that despite the ergonomic problems, rear seat passengers still have cup holders and controls for air conditioning.

Mahindra XUV700 is Australia’s cheapest 7 seat car: Reviewer impressed [Video]

Continuing with the review, the presenter takes the XUV700 for a test drive and states that overall, the XUV700 offers an extremely huge improvement in driving experience compared to the previous XUV500 model. He mentions that it feels a lot more powerful and handles a lot better. The presenter adds that the new SUV has a stiffer body and experiences a lot less body roll in corners, and overall, the suspension is very good.

He then talks about the mileage of the SUV and states that although it is good enough, it is not the best in the country. He explains that a petrol engine cannot compete with hybrids and diesel engines in terms of mileage. Apart from these aspects, the XUV700 is a fairly equipped SUV and represents an improvement in quality over the last Mahindra XUV500 SUV that was offered in Australia.

Utkarsh Deshmukh

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