In inflationary times such as these, it’s usually very rare for popular cars to get a price cut. But this is exactly what has happened with the Mahindra XUV700, whose petrol and diesel variants have received a minor price cut to the tune of Rs. 6000.
Here are revised price lists of both petrol and diesel variants of the Mahindra XUV700,
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Mahindra XUV700 Petrol Revised Prices:
- AX5 5-seater MT – Rs 16,49,247
- AX5 7-seater MT – Rs 17,12,938
- AX7 MT – Rs 19,14,515
- AX5 5-seater AT – Rs 18,23,416
- AX7 AT – Rs 20,88,849
Mahindra XUV700 Diesel Revised Prices:
- AX5 5-seater MT – Rs 17,14,456
- AX5 7-seater MT – Rs 17,78,148
- AX7 7-seater MT – Rs 19,79,724
- AX5 5-seater AT – Rs 18,86,080
- AX5 7-seater AT – Rs 19,49,680
- AX7 AT – Rs 21,52,140
- AX7 AWD AT – Rs 22,92,199
The Mahindra XUV700 has been a best-seller right from word go, and the crossover has amassed over 1.5 lakh bookings. Waiting periods for certain variants of the Mahindra XUV700 stand at over 1 year. Demand is particularly high for the diesel variants of the XUV700 while petrol variants are available with much lower waiting times.
Demand for the diesel variants is higher mainly because of the better fuel efficiency delivered by the 2.2 liter mHawk turbo diesel engine (upto 17 Kmpl) when compared to the 2.0 liter mFalcon petrol engine (upto 15 Kmpl). Also, the additional torque produced by the diesel engine makes the XUV700 more tractable. The XUV700 is front wheel driven across most variants with only the top-end diesel trims getting an all wheel drive option.
Both the petrol and diesel engines of the Mahindra XUV700 get 6 speed manual and torque converter automatic gearbox options. The petrol motor is a 2 liter-4 cylinder unit – called the mFalcon – and produces 197 Bhp of peak power and 380 Nm of peak torque. The diesel motor is a 2.2 liter-4 cylinder mHawk unit, heavily re-engineered for new Mahindra SUVs. The result of this re-engineering is a lower weight and more rev-happy nature. The diesel motor on the XUV700 is available in multiple states of tune: 153 Bhp-360 Nm on the base manual trim, 182 Bhp-420 Nm on higher diesel manual trims and 182 Bhp-450 Nm on the top-end diesel automatic trims.
Electric XUV700 (XUV.E8) in the works
Mahindra is working on an electric variant of the XUV700. Called the XUV.E8, the electric variant of the crossover will be launched in December 2024, and Mahindra has already begun testing the vehicle on Indian roads. The XUV.E8 will mark Mahindra’s foray into high-end electric vehicles and the automaker has set up a new sub-brand called Born Electric.
While Born Electric badged electric vehicles will arrive after 2024 and will be clean sheet designs developed from scratch, the XUV.E8 and XUV.E9 will be based on existing Mahindra vehicles – the XUV700 and its coupe version (to debut with the electric variant). Mahindra has a new electric vehicle architecture called INGLO. The new platform will also use parts that Mahindra will share from Volkswagen’s MEB architecture.
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