Mahindra has revealed the XUV700 ahead of the launch. They have also revealed the prices of some of the 5-seater variants. Since the SUV was revealed many artists have imagined the XUV700 in different avatars. Here is yet another avatar of the XUV700. The artist has imagined the XUV700 as an Adventure friendly SUV. The artist’s name is zephyr_designz and the pictures are shared on his Instagram page.
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We can see the basic shape is still of the XUV700 but still, there are quite a few upgrades. To start off, the render is running on different smaller alloy wheels with wider and taller tyres. There is also thick plastic cladding on the wheel arches. The artist is also using an upgraded suspension, which has increased the ride height of the XUV700 Adventure Edition as the artist likes to call it.
Then we can see an off-road spec front bumper. It is made up of metal so that it does not get damaged by trees and branches and also it can protect the paintwork. There are tow hooks and an electric winch mounted onto the front bumper so that the SUV can get out of tricky situations in case it gets stuck.
Other upgrades include a top case mounted on the roof that can store stuff for the occupants. There are also additional fog lights placed on the roof to lighten the road ahead in case the SUV is off-roading during nighttime. At the rear, the artist has given XUV700 a light bar that sits between the arrow-styled LED tail lamps and it does look quite nice.
It is important to note that this is just an imagination of the artist. Mahindra has not announced anything about the XUV700 Adventure Edition. What they have announced is the new Javelin Edition that will be specially designed for the Olympic winners.
XUV700 is the only SUV with AWD
The XUV700 is the only SUV in the segment that will come with an optional all-wheel-drive powertrain. It will be offered only with the diesel engine that too only on the higher variants. A test mule was recently spied at Ladakh which was equipped with a diesel engine mated to an automatic gearbox and the SUV had all-wheel drive. As of now, we do not know if Mahindra will offer an all-wheel-drive with a manual gearbox also or not. It will not be a proper 4×4 system like we saw on the Thar. The all-wheel drive will get activated only when it detects slip. So, it will still be useful in tricky icy or snowy situations.
Mahindra XUV700 will be going against the MG Hector Plus, Tata Safari and the Hyundai Alcazar. However, because of XUV700’s pricing, it will also have to compete with the Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta, Skoda Kushaq and the upcoming Volkswagen Taigun.