Offroading in a front wheel drive Mahindra XUV700 is a bad idea: Proof

The success of the all-new Mahindra XUV700 is not a secret anymore. The massive waiting period and people waiting for months to get the delivery of their new car is a well-known fact. But there are many who have received the delivery of the new XUV700 and are trying out new things. Here is one such owner who took the XUV700 4X2 to check its off-road capabilities.

The video by Arun Pawar shows the Mahindra XUV700 getting on a slippery surface. The video starts by showing the Mahindra XUV700 going around the farm field without much of a problem. While doing so, the driver takes it to a rut and where the wheels of the vehicle start to slip initially.

The driver of the XUV700 kept on trying to come out of the situation by going forward and reverse but the vehicle gets stuck at the same spot. They even try to take out the car by turning off the traction control but that does not help.

This is the petrol-automatic variant of the Mahindra XUV700 and one cannot modulate the clutch engagement, which can be helpful in such situations.

XUV700 needed external help

After struggling a lot and failing to come out of the situation, they decide to clear the dirt on the way of the XUV700 and try again. After clearing the dirt from the front and rear of the tires, they push the vehicle from the front while keeping the vehicle in reverse. It finally came out of the situation but after a lot of struggle.

Apart from being 4X2, the wrong tires went against the XUV700 in this situation. The road-biased tires simply fail to provide any kind of grip on such slippery surfaces. If the vehicle had the right kind of rubber, it would not have been such a struggle for the XUV700. Even 4X2 vehicles with the right tires can do wonders on off-roading tracks.

Mahindra offers XUV700 AWD

Offroading in a front wheel drive Mahindra XUV700 is a bad idea: Proof

Mahindra does offer the XUV700 with an All-wheel-drive system. It is not a full-fledged 4X4 system with a low-ratio transfer case but it is similar to what the XUV500 AWD used to offer. The AWD system keeps on distributing the power between the front and rear axles to provide the optimum grip possible.

While AWD is much better than driving around in 4X2 vehicles, one sure needs the right kind of tires with the AWD vehicles as well.

The all-new Mahindra XUV700 with 2.2-litre mHawk diesel and the 2.0-liter mStallion petrol engine. It is quick and can do 0-60 in just 5 seconds. Mahindra offers three driving modes with the all-new XUV700 that will change the behavior of the engine. Mahindra has not revealed the official power and torque figures of the all-new XUV700.

The petrol engine generates a maximum power of 200 PS and a peak torque of 380 Nm. While the diesel mHawk generates a maximum of 155 PS and peak torque of 360 Nm. Mahindra has not revealed the transmission options as of now.