Mahindra launched the all-new XUV700 SUV in the market last year. The SUV was an instant hit and there is still a long waitng period on this SUV. It is the most feature loaded SUV from Mahindra till date. It became popular among buyers for its premium looks, features and the competitive pricing. Mahindra has now updated the XUV700 and here we have a video of the base MX variant of 2022 version of Mahindra XUV700.
The video has been uploaded by The Car Show on their YouTube channel. In this video, vlogger talks how the base MX variant of XUV700 looks in a walkaround video. He starts with the front. The gloss black grille with silver inserts and Mahindra logo has been retained. The design of the headlamps also remain the same however, it does not come with LED lamps. They are now halogen units and it also misses on LED DRLs and LED turn indicators. Fog lamps are also missing on the base version.
Coming to the side profile, XUV700 comes with 17 inch steel rims. The ORVMS are electrically adjustable but, they do not offer electric folding function. The ORVMs are finished in gloss black and it comes with integrated LED turn indicator as well. The flush fitting door handles are also offered but, they do not pop out when the car is unlocked. At the rear, the SUV gets LED tail lamps and roof mounted spoiler. It misses out on rear windscreen wiper and defogger. A reverse parking camera is also missed in the base verison. However, it does offer two parking sensors. There is no panoramic sunroof and it gets a regular antenna mounted on the roof.
As we move in, the dual-tone theme of the cabin is maintaned on the door and the dashboard. It gets black and ice grey tone. The car offers all four power windows and it comes with manual AC, smaller touchscreen infotainment system that supports Android Auto. Base variant of XUV700 is only available with a 6-speed manual gearbox. There are lot of storage spaces and none of the panels are finished in gloss black. The steering wheel is tilt adjustable and it gets control switches for the infotainment system.
The seats are fabric and come with manual adjustments even for the height. There are AC vents for rear passengers too. Although, this is a base variant, Mahindra is offering decent number of features which is a good thing. The base variant is available with two row seat only and that leaves us with a large boot which is not available in the higher variants. There are LED cabin lamps and adjsutable hearest for both front and rear passengers. Overall, XUV700 base variant looks like a good package at Rs 13.96 lakh, ex-showroom (diesel). It is available with both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol version is powered by the 200 Ps 2.0 litre mStallion turbo petrol engine and the diesel version uses a 2.2 litre mHawk turbocharged engine that generates less power and torque compared to higher variants.