Mahindra XUV700 created a lot of hype around it before even launching. Still, only the prices of some five-seater variants are out and already a lot of people are interested in the new SUV. At first, the SUV’s spy shots were leaked and people did not like its design but when Mahindra revealed the production-spec XUV 700, the design was accepted and loved by everyone. Some people have made renders to make the XUV 700 look sportier. Here, is one done by Zephyr Designz and the pictures are posted on his Instagram page.
The artist has rendered the exterior of the SUV in various angles. The renders do look really nice and make the XUV 700 look a lot more aggressive. It is important to note that this is just an imagination of an artist and Mahindra has not announced a Sport Edition of the XUV 700.
The SUV has been lowered which gives it a meaner stance. It is now using 7 twin-spoke alloy wheels that look like are made up of carbon fibre and are larger than the stock alloy wheels. So, it should help pin saving weight. The different alloy wheels are wrapped in Pirelli P-Zero tyres.
The front headlamps, C-shape LED Daytime Running Lamps and the grille are the same as the regular XUV 700 but the bumper is different. It is sleeker and has a larger air dam to feed more air to the intercooler. The fog lamps are now positioned vertically and are three individual units. There is also a lip spoiler installed in front of the bumper.
At the side, there are side skirts and the rear wheel arch has been flared for a more aggressive look. At the rear, there are a lot of cosmetic upgrades. It is still using the arrow type LED tail lamps but now they are connected by a light bar. There is also a new bumper that has a diffuser and twin exhaust tips. The rear spoiler is also now more pronounced.
The XUV700 is already the most powerful SUV in the segment. It is offered with 2.0-litre turbo petrol and a 2.2-litre diesel engine. The petrol engine puts out 200 PS of max power and 380 Nm of peak torque. The diesel engine puts out 185 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 420 Nm.
Both the engines are offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. The base variant is in a lower state of tune in which it produces 155 PS of max power and 360 Nm of peak torque. The top-end diesel variant will also come with an all-wheel-drive system.
As of now, the prices of only MX, AX3 and AX5 variant has been announced. The MX Diesel is priced at Rs. 12.49 lakhs and MX Petrol costs Rs. 11.99 lakhs. The AX3 Petrol costs Rs. 13.99 lakhs while the AX5 Petrol costs Rs. 14.99 lakhs ex-showroom. It is important to note that these prices are for the 5-seater variant only and all the prices are ex-showroom.