Ever since its launch, the Mahindra XUV700 has been selling like hotcakes, with it consistently managing to be one of the highest-selling SUVs in Mahindra’s stable. However, the one thing which has disappointed many, especially the potential buyers of the XUV700, is the gruesomely long waiting period. In the recent past, the waiting period for some of the variants of the Mahindra XUV700 reached up to 19 months, which is more than one and a half years. Now, Mahindra is said to have ramped up the production of the XUV700, which is why the official waiting periods have come down a bit.
According to ACI, the top-spec variants of the XUV700, AX7 L petrol and AX7 L diesel, are commanding the longest waiting periods of up to 16 months each, down by almost 3 months. The next in-demand variants, AX7 petrol and AX7 diesel are commanding 15 month waiting period each.
The diesel versions of the base-spec MX and mid-spec AX3 and AX5 variants can take as long as up to 10 months to get delivered. At the same time, the petrol-powered versions of the MX, AX3 and AX5 variants can be delivered within 2-3 months. These waiting periods can differ at varying dealerships from place to place.
The new waiting periods, especially for the higher-spec versions, are still long and many might not love to wait for such a long time. However, compared to the previous waiting periods mentioned by the dealer sources, the new ones are lower. The wholesale dispatch figures released by Mahindra every month are indicating that the UV maker is manufacturing around 6,000 units of the XUV700 every month, which is lesser than the immense demand for the SUV. However, the dispatch has increased as compared to what they were last year and might increase in the forthcoming months.
2022 Mahindra XUV700
Mahindra offers the XUV700 with two engine options – a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol and a 2.2-litre diesel engine – both of which are available with 6-speed manual and automatic transmission options. While the petrol engine claims to have a maximum power of 200 PS and maximum torque of 380 Nm, the diesel engine claims 185 PS of maximum power and 450 Nm of maximum torque.
Mahindra also offers an Alexa-controlled infotainment system. Starting with the multiple zone climate control system, panoramic sunroof and many others. Owners will be able to control the temperature of the cabin wirelessly to get the perfect cabin temperature when they enter the vehicle.
The Mahindra XUV700 takes on other popular seven-seater SUVs in the Indian market, including Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus and Hyundai Alcazar. The XUV700 is also offered in a five-seater configuration, which takes on SUVs like Tata Harrier, MG Hector, Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, MG Astor, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq and Nissan Kicks.
The vehicle also comes with ADAS or Advanced Driver Assistance System that will offer features like an automatic braking system, adaptive cruise control and even driver drowsiness alerts. The XUV700 also gets over 60 connected features that will allow the owners to control the features of the vehicle from anywhere in the world.