The Mahindra XUV700 is just weeks away from launch in India. The luxury SUV will challenge the Toyota Fortuner and the Ford Endeavour but is expected to be priced a couple of lakhs cheaper. Here is a new picture that seems to be a leaked image of the Mahindra XUV700’s dashboard. The SUV has already been shown to Mahindra dealers and while the exterior styling has been revealed, this is probably the first time that a clear picture of the vehicle’s interiors has surfaced.
As the picture indicates, the Mahindra XUV700 will be luxuriously appointed. The dashboard will feature a mix of leather and wood inserts for a premium look and feel. The center console will be dominated by a 9.4 inch touchscreen infotainment unit that will pack in Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The SUV is also expected to offer individual touchscreen infotainment units for the passengers on the middle row. Seven airbags will be offered as standard across all variants, and a sunroof is another feature that’s anticipated.
As for the engine, it will be the 2.2-litre turbocharged diesel unit with 187 Bhp-420 Nm on tap. This engine is expected to be offered with rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive systems. The gearbox will be a 7-speed torque converter automatic unit borrowed from Mercedes Benz, and a manual gearbox is unlikely to be available. The Mahindra XUV700 is essentially a rebadged version of the Ssangyong Rexton G4. In India, it will be sold under the Mahindra badge as the Ssangyong badge has little to no brand recall here.
The Mahindra XUV700 will be one big SUV, and is even larger than the Toyota Fortuner. In terms of dimensions, the new flagship Mahindra measures 4,850 mm in length, 1,920 mm in width, 1,800 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,865 mm. Seven leather-clad seats will be standard, in a three row layout. The XUV700 will be assembled at Mahindra’s Chakan factory. The automaker has already started importing the SUV from South Korea through the completely knocked down (CKD) kit route.
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