Mahindra launched the all-new XUV700 in the market earlier this month and the bookings have also opened up. Mahindra has received over 65,000 bookings for the XUV700 so far. Deliveries for the XUV700 will be starting from October 30th October 2021. Mahindra will be starting by delivering the petrol variants first. One of the main concern many have while buying a petrol car or SUV is the fuel efficiency. This is applicable when it comes to XUV700 as well. Here we have a video that shows how fuel efficient petrol version of the Mahindra XUV700 can actually be.
The video has been uploaded by Power On Wheel on their YouTube channel. In this video vlogger drives petrol automatic version of the all-new Mahindra XUV700. He is follows a tankful to tankful method for this test. He starts the journey by filling fuel and then immediately hits the road. His plan is to drive the car for 100 kms and come back to the fuel station to find refill the fuel and calculate the fuel efficiency.
He said in the video that he won’t be driving the car above 100 kmph. There was traffic on road when he started doing the test but, he was still maintaining a speed of 70-80 kmph. He even tested the adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist feature in the XUV700 and said it feels weird but, the features definitely work in real world conditions.
Unlike diesel, petrol version do not come with drive modes. It has a single mode and in that mode the turbocharged 2.0 litre petrol engine generates 200 Ps and 360 Nm of peak torque. XUV700 is quick. The vlogger had to lower the speed in between the fuel economy run as it started raining. Most of the time, the car was being driven on highway with decent amount of traffic in it. AC was turned on and the vlogger was feeling optimistic about the fuel economy as the digital instrument cluster was showing him an economy of around 11 kilometers to a litre.
Vlogger finished his fuel economy run and came back to the fuel station. He said, he started the trip at 837 kms on odometer and has returned at 937 kms. This means he has covered 100 kms in the trip. He then filled petrol and the XUV700 petrol automatic SUV in the video took around 9.25 litres of petrol to cover 100 kms. This brings the actual fuel efficiency of Mahindra XUV700 to almost 10.81 kmpl. This is actually a decent number considering he drove the SUV in mixed driving conditions.
If the XUV700 is driven on an empty highway at a constant speed, then it is possible that XUV700 will be a lot more efficient. Mahindra XUV700 is one of the most feature loaded and advanced vehicle from the Indian manufacturer. It is available in both 5 and 7 seater options. Price for Mahindra XUV700 starts at Rs 12.49 lakh, ex-showroom and go up to Rs 22.99 lakh, ex-showroom. It competes with cars like MG Hector Plus, Tata Safari, Hyundai Alcazar in the six or seven seater SUV category.