Mahindra’s XUV700 is already a hit in the Indian market. The waiting period is already stretching up to 1 year for some variants. The homegrown manufacturer has been able to price the SUV very competitively in the market. The base MX variant starts at just Rs. 12.49 lakhs ex-showroom. Here, we have a walkaround video uploaded by Sameerfication on his YouTube channel.
The video starts with the host showing us the key fob of the base variant of the XUV700. Even the base variant of the XUV700 comes with central locking and flip key. There are halogen headlamps and no LED Daytime Running Lamps. It also misses out on fog lamps. The turn indicators are also halogens and are located in the lower half of the headlamp housing.
There are 17-inch steel wheels with wheel covers that use 235/65 tyres. The outside rearview mirrors are finished in gloss black and the LED turn indicators are mounted on them. It also comes with flush seating door handles. They are not motorized.
Despite being the base variant, it comes with split LED tail lamps. There is no wiper with a washer, defogger but you do get a high mounted stop lamp. There are two rear parking sensors and reflectors. There is no variant badging.
The base variant also comes with a dual-tone interior. There is also manual air conditioning, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, electric adjustment for outside rearview mirrors, a height-adjustable driver seat, steering mounted controls on the steering wheel, a USB port and a manual parking brake. The host also says that the door closes with a good thud. The instrument cluster is an analogue and comes with a digital multi-information display in the centre.
Because it is the base variant, it is only offered as a 5-seater so there is ample boot space. It comes with all four power windows and rear air conditioning vents. The rear occupants also get adjustable headrests and a Type-C charging port. There are adjustable seatbelts and a front armrest also.
The variant we see here is equipped with a diesel engine. So, it produces 155 PS of max power and 360 Nm of peak torque. It is offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox only. If you opt for the higher variants then the diesel engine produces 185 PS of max power and 420 Nm of peak torque. The higher variants are offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. If you opt for the automatic transmission then the torque output is increased to 450 Nm.
There is also a petrol engine of the XUV700. It produces 200 PS of max power and 380 Nm of peak torque. It comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. The base MX variant is not offered with the automatic gearbox but you still get 200 PS as the engine has not been detuned.