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Upcoming Mahindra XUV700: Infotainment system can play video

Mahindra will launch the all-new XUV700 in the Indian market next year. The launch has delayed due to the COVID-19 but Mahindra is almost ready to do a production test run of the upcoming flagship SUV. While pictures of the camouflaged exterior and cabin have been spotted numerous times on the Internet, here is a first video that shows the infotainment system of the vehicle.

The video by Rushlane shows a different infotainment system from the one that was spotted multiple times before. This new infotainment system looks like a massive display but the exact size is not known yet. It is likely to be around 10 to 11 inches wide. The video which is taken from inside the vehicle shows the driver and the co-driver of the test mule enjoying tea while watching a video on the infotainment system.

We believe that the video cannot be played in the moving vehicle due to safety reasons. Since the vehicle is parked and the handbrake is engaged, the infotainment system plays the video. Many other vehicles have a similar feature for the safety of the occupants as video can distract the driver of a moving car.

Apart from the infotainment system of the car, you can also spot the fully digital instrument cluster. Even though the whole instrument cluster is not visible as the driver is blocking the view, one can see the kind of information the panel shows. The infotainment system and the instrument cluster are designed to look like one single panel. The inspiration for the design comes from the new-age Mercedes-Benz cars.

Three engine outputs

As per the information on T-BHP by Ram87Pune, Mahindra is testing the diesel engine in three different states of tunes. The upcoming XUV700 will get a 2.2-litre diesel engine. Currently, there are different test mules that are powered by three different engine tunes.

The least powerful tune is the 180 Bhp tune and there is the most powerful one, which is the 210 Bhp. In between, there is a 190 Bhp option available too. The 210 Bhp engine generates a massive torque of 450 Nm and Mahindra may launch it with the facelifted version of the XUV700. We are not sure if the engine will be available with the XUV700 at the time of the launch.

The 2.2-litre diesel engine will also offer segment-best refinement and will be high driveability. There is no news on the petrol engine at this time. However, Mahindra is likely to use the 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine to power the all-new XUV700.

The all-new XUV700 will take on the likes of MG Hector Plus, Tata Safari and the upcoming Hyundai Alcazar. Mahindra planned to launch the vehicle later this year but due to the pandemic situation, the launch is now delayed. Also, the Mahindra Thar is going through an unprecedented demand and the waiting period has increased to almost one year in a few regions of the country. Mahindra is reportedly working to ramp up the production and bring down the waiting period on the new Thar. The all-new XUV700 will be launched in the Quarter2 of 2021, which means that the launch will happen sometime between April and June. It will become the new flagship of the brand.