Indian athletes had one of the best performances in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Olympian Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian to win a gold medal in Athletics. The whole nation started celebrating the only gold medal at the 2020 Olympics. As the nation celebrated and announced prizes for the new gold medalist, Mahindra Group’s Chairman, Anand Mahindra also promised to gift a Mahindra XUV700 to the ace javelin thrower.
Now glimpses of cars are out now. We are not sure what Mahindra will call this special edition XUV700, however, there are two of them according to the leaked pictures. One will go to Neeraj Chopra as promised by Anand Mahindra. The other one will go to Paralympian Sumit Antil, who also won gold.
The XUV700 customised for the athletes are designed by ace designer Pratap Bose, who joined Mahindra earlier this year. The leaked images show a few exterior changes. We are not sure if any changes have been done to the cabin as well.
The images show that the Mahindra XUV700 Javelin edition will get gold-coloured highlights. The grille gets golden colour and it looks quite contrasting on the midnight blue coloured body of the vehicle. At the rear, there is a badge of 87.58 metres that denotes the winning throw by Neeraj Chopra. The other special edition car gets the 68.55 moniker that was the winning shot of Sumit Antil.
Reportedly, the cabin also gets gold stitches and the same winning figures on the dashboard. However, we cannot confirm the same yet.
2021 Mahindra XUV700
The Mahindra XUV700 has gained high popularity in the Indian market. Mahindra received thousands of bookings within a few hours for the all-new XUV700. However, the deliveries are yet to start. We believe that before the customer deliveries began, Mahindra will hand over the special edition cars to the Olympians.
The vehicle also comes with ADAS or Advanced Driver Assistance System that will offer features like an automatic braking system, adaptive cruise control and even driver drowsiness alerts. The XUV700 also gets over 60 connected features that will allow the owners to control the features of the vehicle from anywhere in the world.
The XUV700 will be the first car in India to get integrated Alexa, which means that almost all the features in the vehicle can be controlled through voice. Starting with the multiple zone climate control system, panoramic sunroof and many others. Owners will be able to control the temperature of the cabin wirelessly to get the perfect cabin temperature when they enter the vehicle.
The all-new Mahindra XUV700 with 2.2-litre mHawk diesel and the 2.0-litre mStallion petrol engine. It is quick and can do 0-60 in just 5 seconds. Mahindra offers three driving modes with the all-new XUV700 that will change the behaviour of the engine. Mahindra has not revealed the official power and torque figures of the all-new XUV700.
The petrol engine generates a maximum power of 200 PS and a peak torque of 380 Nm. While the diesel mHawk generates a maximum of 155 PS and peak torque of 360 Nm. Mahindra has not revealed the transmission options as of now.