Mahindra XUV 700, which has been internally codenamed as Y400 will be officially launched on 19th November 2018. Mahindra has been testing the vehicle relentlessly on the Indian roads and there have been quite a few instances where it was caught on camera. A new video that has been shot from Tata Hexa shows how fast the new Mahindra XUV 700 will be.
The video shows the XUV 700 testing on the open highway of Karnataka. The video shows the full-size SUV changing lanes at high speed and speeding away from the Hexa on a few occasions. It even crosses 170 km/h mark, which is quite fast for a full-size SUV on the Indian roads. The upcoming car has been caught without any camouflage except for the small tape on the Mahindra logo at front.
It should be noted that Mahindra is yet to name the upcoming car officially but it is expected to get the XUV 700 name to build on the brand value set-up by the XUV 500. It is a rebadged version of the SsangYong Rexton and to ensure that the new car has a good connection with the Indian customers, the Mahindra name is being used. The upcoming SUV will take on the likes of Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and the Honda CR-V in the segment and is expected to be priced very aggressively.
The all-new SUV will be built at Mahindra’s Chakan plant. It is expected to get a long list of features and premium interiors. Mahindra will position the product as a premium offering from the brand and will set-up new showrooms inside the existing dealerships to provide an upmarket experience to the prospective customers. The SUV will get leather upholstery, soft-touch plastic panels, electric sunroof, a touchscreen infotainment system, 9-airbag system, active rollover protection, ABS+EBD and much more.
Mahindra has also not announced the engine details of the upcoming car. However, it is expected to be powered by the same 2.2-litre diesel engine that powers the SsangYong Rexton G4 in the international markets. It produces a maximum of 187 Bhp and 420 Nm. Apart from the manual transmission, there will be a 7-speed automatic transmission from Mercedes-Benz too. Mahindra is expected to put a price tag of around Rs. 22 lakhs on the car when launched.